Friday, February 27, 2009

Finding Ways to Reduce Your Stress is Important in Sales

When you work in sales, the amount of stress that comes with the career can be overwhelming. Exercise, diet, and your overall lifestyle habits are certainly important to keeping your stress in check. However, it is also important to supplement these mainstream activities with small things that take the edge off during your workday.

It could be a snack like popcorn, your favorite drink, or a picture of your family. If you are a sales road warrior, you can take a break by walking in the park or visiting a book store. Whatever it is, these small things that bring you joy really do make a difference in reducing your stress.

For me, it is Jazz. It doesn't matter whether it is Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, or a host of others - it just seems to relax me and drop my heart rate every time I put it across my speakers. I thought I would leave you today with a song titled "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck. If you are not a Jazz listener, give this song a try as it is one of the best Jazz songs ever recorded. Who knows - you might end up finding yet another way to reduce your stress...

2 comments:

Adam said...

Sweet... and so true. Sometimes just stepping outside the office and getting some real sunlight is enough to clear the mental pallet and get you ready for the round of proving value and suffering the normal rejection that comes with the job.

-Adam

From the Author: Will Fultz said...

Adam,

Thanks for your comment. Indeed, it is always good to get some fresh air when working in sales!

Thanks again,

Will Fultz