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Feeling Frazzled? Stressed? What do I do?
Transcript of Feeling Frazzled? Stressed? What do I do?
What is stress?
A state of mental or emotional
strain or tension resulting from adverse
or very demanding circumstances
What causes stress?
The potential causes of stress
are numerous and highly individual.
Not enough time
Change in lifestyle
Change in eating or sleeping habits
Expectations we place on ourselves
Expectations of others
Our physical environment -
noise, pollution, weather
Dr. Karl Albrecht 4 Types of Stress
natural increase in drowsiness in the afternoon
nap in a quiet & dark place
Don't nap after 4 p.m.
means more patience, less stress, better reaction time, increased learning, more efficiency, and better health
20 minutes of sleep in the afternoon provides more rest than 20 minutes more sleep in the morning
create a detailed mental image of an attractive and peaceful setting or environment
help you calm down, detach from what's stressing you
breathing exercises to reverse your stress response and reduce the negative effects of chronic stress
laughter or friend with a hearty sense of humor funny story
engage your senses; see, hear, smell, touch and taste (head for your happy place! )
one of the healthiest ways to blow off steam
outlet for frustrations
exercise can decrease stress hormones and increase endorphins; body's feel-good chemicals
Looking good/feeling good about appearance
Resilience to stress
many cognitive benefits; calming or uplifting effect
music therapy to heal the body and spirit
brain waves move at the concentrated tempo moving the body into a meditative state
changes the person's breathing and heart rate
music can also be used to bring a more positive state of mind, helping to keep depression and anxiety at bay
clutter causes stress and can decrease productivity and even cost you money!
be a minimalist; free of distractions and clutter
soothing surroundings are nurturing: being in a space characterized by order and tranquility
Your diet can either boost your brain power or sap your mental energy.
While a healthy diet isn't generally thought of as a stress management technique or a study aid, it can actually function as both!
Relying on sugar and caffeine to get you through the day can create more stress in the long run, as well as other problems.
Stress-Induced Habits: drinking too much coffee, eating the wrong foods, skipping meals, mindless munching, forgetting water, fast food and crash diets.
Positive Thinking & Affirmations
The habit of optimism and positive thinking can bring better health , better relationships, and yes better grades
Positive thinking can reduce your stress level and improve your overall well-being and outlook
Optimists tend to take more risks. They also blame external circumstances if they fail and maintain a 'try again' mindset.
Have a 'Can-Do' attitude
Self talk is your internal dialogue, which tends to color your perceptions of the world around you and the events in your life
Internal Con Artist
Stress Relief APPS & Videos