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Transcript of Stress
Images from Shutterstock.com What causes stress? Stressors: Signs and symptoms of Stress Why is it important to manage stress? Stress management Stress Stress and Stress Management
Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand.
It is the feeling of not being able to cope with a situation
Caused by both good and bad experiences.
When people feel stressed , their bodies react by releasing chemicals (Cortisol and Adrenalin) into the blood.
These chemicals (Cortisol and Adrenalin) give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger.
What is stress? Stressors are things that trigger stress: Different types of stressors are: Emotional: E.g. relationship problems
Social: E.g. peer pressure
Life crisis: E.g. death in the family/ what am I going to do next year?
Economic: E.g. Not enough money
Personality: E.g. Some people, naturally, just stress
Environmental: E.g. Weather and traffic
Physical: E.g. Physical harm Grade 12 can be very demanding if you don't manage your stress
Various medical disadvantages to stress: Trigger asthma; heart diseases; low immune systems
It does affect your relationships Now how do I manage my stress? How to manage your stress?
Step 1: Identify your stressors
Step 2: Use a stress relieving technique
Step 3: Incorporate stress relieve into your daily obligations Stress Relieving techniques: Exercise
Talk to someone
Take a time out
Ask for help
Get enough sleep
Lead a healthy lifestyle