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Transcript of Stress Management
Some healthy coping styles are:
Connecting with friends Coping
Styles This type of stress builds up over a long period of time and erodes our mental and physical well being Fatigue & Overwork
Stress Environmental stress is stress caused from the environment – our surroundings. Issues such as:
Illness epidemics Environmental
Stress Survival stress
When we are threatened physically, our bodies prepare to fight or flee, often referred to as “fight or flight”.
In stressful situations such as these, our bodies respond in ways to help us, such as respiratory rate increasing, awareness intensifying, sight sharpening and impulses quickening. 66% of all doctor visits are due to stress related symptoms
54% of workers are concerned about health problems due to stress
53% of Americans surveyed reported personal health problems as a source of stress
Historically, women report higher levels of stress than men Statistics
Inability to focus
Social Withdrawal Symptoms of stress Stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response.
Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, nervous or anxious.
Stress is caused by an existing stress-causing factor or “stressor”.
Courtesy of about.com Definition of stress Effectively managing the stress in your life Stress Management Stress created from within, such as our fleeting thoughts on hypothetical situations. Continuously thinking about what could or should happen creates a lot of unnecessary and avoidable stress. Internal
Stress Foods (caffeine, sugars, chocolate, nicotine)
Responsibilities Causes of stress (stressors) Some unhealthy ways people cope are:
Drug use (prescription and non-prescription)
Self-mutilation (bulimia, anorexia, cutting, etc.)
Unhealthy spending habits - debt Coping Styles Survival Stress Categories of Stress
Fatigue & Overwork Stress Class 101