The Dale Carnegie Stress and Worry Principles
Prevent Fatigue, Worry, and Keep Your Energy and Spirits High
Rest Before You Get Tired
Do what your heart does – rest before you get tired, and you will add one hour a day to your waking life.
Learn to Relax at Your Work
Here are four suggestions that will help you learn to relax at work:
- Relax in odd moments. Let your body go limp like an old sock.
- Work as much as possible in a comfortable position.
- Ask yourself, “Am I making my work harder than it actually is” throughout the day.
- Test yourself at the end of the day by asking, “just how tired am I?”
Protect Your Health and Appearance by Relaxing at Home
Here are five ideas you can do to help relax in your home:
- Keep a notebook or scrapbook for inspirational reading.
- Don’t dwell too long on the shortcomings of others.
- Get interested in people.
- Make up a schedule for tomorrow’s work before you go to bed tonight.
- Finally, avoid tension and fatigue.
Four Good Working Habits That Will Help Prevent Fatigue and Worry
Apply these four good working habits:
- Clear your desk of all papers except those relating to the immediate problem at hand.
- Do things in the order of their importance.
- When you face a problem, solve it then and there if you have the facts necessary to make a decision.
- Learn to organize, deputize, and supervise.
Put Enthusiasm into Your Work
We talk a lot about the importance of physical exercise to wake us up out of the half-sleep in which so many of us walk around. But we need, even more, some spiritual and mental exercises every morning to stir us into action. Give yourself a pep talk every day. By thinking the right thoughts, you can generate interest in any job, put enthusiasm in your work and banish the boredom that produces fatigue, worry, and resentment.
Don’t Worry About Insomnia
- If you can’t sleep, get up and work or read until you do feel sleepy.
- Worry about insomnia usually causes far more damage than sleeplessness.
- Try the power of prayer.
- Relax your body.
- Exercise. Get yourself so physically tired you can’t stay away.