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Corporate Issue How not to become Do you often find yourself trapped with monotonous days at work? Do you feel you are stuck in a compulsive rut and with no escape? The vicious circle of monotonous work forces you to not deviate from the corporate enslaving. According to experts, “Employees are bound by the pressure to perform and deliver with the threat of not only losing their position but also having to deal with the associated stigma and status diminution. This has a detrimental impact on the individual holistically resulting in a physical, emotional and psychological burnout." Being a corporate slave is a trap, and we will say just how you can save yourself from falling into it. The boss is NOT always right The conventional rule says ‘Boss is always right’ and we have spent all our work life trying to please the boss with whatever ways possible. But it leaves us stuck in a space, because as long as our boss is happy with us, things work in our favor and the minute we decide to do something else, everything is against us. A happy boss is sure very important but in your quest to please your boss, you try to be perfect and set standards for yourself that may be unrealistically high and impossible to meet, which by all means is not good. Set realistic standards You should have a good understanding of your strengths and limitations. Expecting too much out of yourself or belittling yourself when you don't meet a set target only adds up to the frustration. The vicious circle of monotonous work forces you to not deviate from the corporate enslaving. 56 Versatile | MARCH-CHAITRA 2018

Corporate Takies a Corporate Slave Believe in yourself An important step to not become a corporate slave is to understand, honor and believe in yourself. While it is important to set realistic goals, having a strong self-esteem helps in coping with stress and enhances your ability to perform better at work. Break the monotony People have forgotten that they are human beings before anything else. They exist in an organization, which comprises of 'real' people who have emotions. Nowadays, people have started functioning from a robotic mindset, and expect everyone in their environment to function in the same manner. Thus, it is imperative to devote time to real thinking and break yourself from this monotony. Quick tips: 1. Make it a rule to not bring work home and switch off your phone on weekends. 2. According to a research, switching off email notifications on your phone helps in reducing stress. So, free yourself from the high levels of 'email pressure'. 3. Indulge in a hobby. You should take out at least one hour everyday doing something you love. 4. You should plan your office meals way ahead in time and limit your caffeine intake to reduce stress. 5. Take that impending vacation you've been planning since long. 6. Connect with your old friends. 7. Get on Google Maps and change your way to work. Discover a new route and you'll get instant happiness. 8. Lastly, be assertive with people and put forward your viewpoint without any fear. To retain your individuality, you need to engage in things (and work) that brings you fulfillment at the end of the day. Become a more responsible individual wherein you are willing to take responsibilities for all your decisions and choices. A strong sense of individuality helps you conquer the fears of self-doubt and uncertainty. Instead of adhering to notions of happiness constructed by the society, you should discover your own quintessence of contentment. According to a research, switching off email notifications on your phone helps in reducing stress. So, free yourself from the high levels of ‘email pressure’. Versatile | MARCH-CHAITRA 2018 57

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