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Teenagers and Stress
Transcript of Teenagers and Stress
2) Overview: Objective
3) Relevance to YOU
4) What is Stress?
5) Primary causes
6) Underlying effects and symptoms
7) Practical solutions
8) Other Tips
11) Thanks! :) Introduction We are members of a youth volunteer group. Content Overview: Objective It is to educate YOU about: Primary Causes of Stress Underlying effects and symptoms of Stress Practical Solutions and Stress Management Thesis Statement Stress Management... ... essentially helps to alleviate mental, psychological and physical stress Relevance to YOU... You are teenagers who face stress.
RGS life is demanding and competitive, exacerbating daily stress. Girls are 55% more likely than boys to say they pressure themselves to get good grades and do well in school " " Types of Stress Definition of stress Good Stress Bad Stress (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr What is STRESS? Mental, emotional, social, academic or physical strain or tension “Stress is the spice of life… Who would enjoy a life of no runs, no hits no errors?”
-Hans Selye M.D. Primary Causes Issues at Home Self-infliction Low Self-Esteem Perception of events Overwhelmingly self-conscious Overwhelming school demands Extra-curriculur commitments Over Expectations of Parents Incessant Quarrelling of Parents Freedom School Pressures Social Pressures Volatile Teenage Relationships Academic Excellency Workload Social Acceptance Appearance Financial Difficulties Broken Families Underlying Effects Mental Health Issues Physical Health Issues Negative Addictions Drinking Smoking Drug Addiction Anxiety Depression More accident prone Migraines Insomnia Nausea Symptoms Behavioural symptoms Cognitive symptoms Physical symptoms Lip biting, Nail biting Tooth grinding Palm sweating More angry and restless than usual Crying a lot regularly Isolate themselves from others; Withdrawn and stay by themselves Memory Problems Inability to concentrate Tip Real
Important This is a huge mountain What you saw now is... “We can control our reactions and responses to stress. How we cope with stress is up to us.”
-Jeff Davidson To preclude the underlying effects of stress, Effective and Feasible actions have to be taken Social Support Relaxation Exercise Healthy Lifestyle Vicissitude in perception of external events (cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr (cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr Practical Solutions Vicissitude in perception of external events Cultivation of objective interpretations Events do not influence personal thinking Objective, positive thinking is formed No infliction of psychological or mental pain Decrease in stress potential Intake of well-balanced, nutritious meals Regular non competitive physical exercise Good amount of rest (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Healthy Lifestyle Relaxation Training -Diversionary activities
- Examples: Meditation, yoga, breathing techniques
-Jacobson’s Progressive Relaxation Therapy reduces muscle tension
-Alleviate physical and mental tension Social Support -Regular sharing of thoughts and feelings
-Maintains a sense of perspective
-Acquisition of constructive feedback Other Tips >Do not overwhelm yourselves with too many responsibilities
>Try setting sub-goals to attain the ultimate goal
>Think objectively; Positive thoughts motivate your spirit Stress Stress management is essential Teenage stress is common among RGS students. Various factors contribute stress Review Effects ans symptoms may take different forms Thanks! Acknowledgements -Prezi
-YOU! Peer Pressure Bullying