The writer, Asgar Jafferali Dhanji (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) served as the Secretary-General of the Africa Federation for two – 3-years terms. He served as JIBA Vice Chairman – with a particular passion to raise funds and offer Micro Finance to our Community – for low-income, underprivileged, startups, Business loans, individuals, and small enterprises — thereby giving opportunities to grow economically. He is the founder of Imaan Finance Ltd — the First Islamic Finance Institution in Tanzania. and has also served in Dar es Salaam Jamaat’s Arbitration Committee as well as a Board member of Ebrahim Haji Charitable Hospital – with a particular passion for the project of building the new hospital. He is now a motivational/Inspirational speaker giving regular Saturday Fajr lectures at Dar Imambara.
rom time to time, we must deal with unpleasant issues – expectations, bureaucracies, demanding bosses, ridiculous meetings, harassment, back-stabbing, uncertainties, fierce competition, and last but not least, demanding schedules from work and even from spouse and family
No one is exempt from the hassles of a job, business and family.
How to deal with such stress?
Change must come from within – through small daily changes in attitudes and behaviour. Practice patience and forgiveness. Imagine how much energy is expended being stressed out, frustrated and angry over minor things.
Think about the implications of worry, fear and hypertension. Think about what impact these emotions have on our productivity and enjoyment of our work. There are instances when we blow little problems out of proportion and turn things into giant emergencies.
If you learn to deal with smaller hassles with more perspective, wisdom, patience, and a better sense of humour, you will spend far less time being bothered, annoyed and frustrated.
Solutions will seem feasible and plentiful with a calmer mind – no matter what the problem.
Rather than reacting with anger, upsetting mood and negativity, you will learn to respond with far more grace and ease.
Lastly, once you learn to deal with small stuff with less stress, you will get better at differentiating between the truly significant and that which is far more benign. Best of all, You will improve your health
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