Managing Stress at Work What causes distress is primarily the unrealistic demand on the self, often it is not caused by the amount of work achieved but the little time left to do the work that is still to be done. When stress are at manageable levels, it tends to work for us by giving us a sense of immediacy that spurs us to work, even makes us excited about ourselves and our tasks. What marks will you want to see that will be your gift to yourself? - Once you have decided on that, compute the time that you have for the week. Let the week be our benchmark. Out of that take away all the time that you will need for sleep and rests, meals, personal things, errands and all those things that you can not do without. - There are routine problems and there are the unexpected problems. A good part of meetings are fire-fighting issues that could also be avoided. It will also be very useful if one looks at the way time is being spent and make the necessary adjustment from there. Because the time that is allotted for work each week is very limited. You may also get a recommendation from time management training centers and websites. For a purpose, I am not making here recommendations on time management books. Reviews you see are either opinions of the reviewer, are paid advertisements or worse are both. Time management books are good references but they can not substitute for the formal learning and interaction provided by time management outfits whether join them online or in the classroom and delivered live by a speaker that is respected. Presently more than 25% of all the volume that is traded is done programmatically. By 2008 volumes that are being done programmatically will increase to 40%. Real time data management can be traced for sometime back although today the need for it makes it more common place. To adopt to the future of real time data management computing requirements, database architects are aiming to design systems that could handle data changes at 50,000 times per second supported by 10 terabyte databases operating on near zero latency. Time management does not mean having to do too much. It is planning, prioritizing, being focused and doing the most essential things whether on a personal or on a professional level without looking for arguments and justification for things undone. As reasons for not doing things exist, reasons for not doing things also exist.