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May 25, 2006   


High-pressure job? How to cope

The deluge of cricket matches has already started affecting the career spans of promising players,' former Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar was quoted as saying in a national daily recently.

'They want to play for their country but, with the frequency of high-tension matches increasing, they are prone to injury and are struggling to do their best,' he added.

You, on the other hand, may work in an air-conditioned office and not have to sweat it out on a cricket ground.

However, the frantic pace of the corporate rat race could very well leave you feeling exhausted -- physically, mentally and emotionally.

While increasing your intake of caffeine or taking refuge in chain smoking may get you going for a while, it is certainly not a long-term solution to cope with stringent deadlines and work-related stress.

The key: Be prepared.

The more prepared you are the better you will be able to respond to every odd situation. Eventually you may even enjoy it because hard work can be fun.

Follow these work strategies and stress-busting tips to capitalise on the current high-pressured demands.

Text: Sunder Ramachandran
Illustrations: Dominic Xavier

Sunder works with a leading BPO. He can be reached at


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