On a scale of 1 to 10 how difficult it is to work when you are stressed? We can’t even imagine, right? Stress from tight deadlines and high stakes can straightaway lead to loss of focus. If we let the stress overpower us, our ideas and thoughts go into vain but the moment we start addressing it, we can get rid of it and stay productive.
No one is different. The top billionaires out there, if you want to name them – Warren Buffett, Jack Dorsey, or Sheryl Sandberg, also get anxious. They also look for different ways to squeeze in relaxation to destress themselves.
Let’s not waste time and take note of how these billionaires destress themselves when they have a jam-packed schedule.
Sheryl Sandberg Disconnects From Her Phone
Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg turns off her phone before going to bed. In 2011, she told USA Today that it’s ‘painful’ for her to do so but she does it to avoid any kind of disturbance at night.
Although it may seem really difficult to stop yourself from scrolling through Instagram or LinkedIn wall, that’s really important to enjoy a restful night.
Let’s say you are spending extra time staying awake reading emails. Now you will be more tired the next day because you chose emails over a sound sleep. Those emails could have been read the next day with more alertness. The choice is all yours!
Richard Branson Maintains A Work-Life Balance
Maintaining a work-life balance is not at all easy but Richard Branson maintains it pretty well and it’s this equilibrium that provides him with enough stamina to wholeheartedly focus on his business, Virgin Group.
Richard, in order to maintain a healthy balance, shares some pieces of advice. First and foremost, he advises you to rise early and find a routine that allows you to work on the most difficult and challenging task when you are most productive in the day.
Branson also focuses on the importance of trying something new each day and seeing where it takes you and what more you can explore and learn. Every day can be a new adventure. Again, the choice is all yours!
Oprah Winfrey Loves To Meditate
“Meditate. Breathe consciously. Listen. Pay attention. Treasure every moment. Make the connection,” says Oprah Winfrey who believes that meditation can change a life. Oprah meditates twice a day, once in the morning and then again before going to the bed.
Oprah’s practice of meditation focuses less on anxiety and more on being still for a period of time to get in tune with the authentic self.
Meditation has too many benefits to count on fingerprints. It helps you gain a new perspective on stressful situations, eliminate negative thoughts, increase patience & tolerance, increases imagination & creativity, and above all improve your sleep quality.
Warren Buffett Plays His Musical Instrument, Ukulele
Musical instruments, undoubtedly, help alleviate stress and when Warren Buffett does the same, our trust in the power of music escalates. Buffett is not an expert musician but he often plays and sings at Berkshire Hathaway board meetings, media appearances, and charity events.
There are many notable benefits of playing music. Playing music is like doing a workout for every part of your brain which leads to better mental performance and memory. As playing a musical instrument involves using your fingers, hands, and feet in a rhythmic manner, it helps bring coordination.
Playing a musical instrument requires consistency and routine. Figuring out how to dedicate time to play it from your tightly packed schedule makes you learn better time management and organisation skills. What else do you need?
If you are suffering from stress, insomnia, and depression, grab your favourite instrument right away as it is the best possible healthy distraction from a stressful day.
Jack Dorsey Likes To Run
The Co-Founder of Twitter and the current CEO of Square, Jack Dorsey is a runner who wakes up every morning at 5:30 a.m. for meditation and a six-mile jog. According to the New York Magazine, he wanders for some time every day.
When you run, your body releases endorphins, hormones released during pleasurable activities that help relieve pain and reduce stress. Running also reduces cortisol, the stress hormone. Above all, running supports a healthy immune system.
If you can’t make it a daily activity, at least try to do it on alternate days or whenever you feel too stressed.
You really need to put yourself first and analyse what you can do to improve your mental health. Try out these strategies as these can surely do wonders for your health.