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Managing stress ppt

  1. 1. Managing Stress
  2. 2. Understanding & Managing Stress
  3. 3. Understanding & Managing StressThe time necessary to learn all the rules for effective living now exceeds your life expectancy!!
  4. 4. Understanding & Managing Stress SOME FACTS 75-90% of adult visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems. The commonest problems world-wide are a mixture of anxiety and depression.
  5. 5. Understanding & Managing Stress SOME FACTS MAXIMUM absenteeism on an average workday is because of stress related problems More heart attacks on Monday, 9:00 A.M. than at any other time of the week.
  6. 6. Understanding & Managing Stress MORE FACTS• Life after death is all okay but whatabout life after birth?• The only time there is a totalabsence of stress is in death• Stress is essentially the rate of allthe wear and tear caused by life
  7. 7. Understanding & Managing Stress
  8. 8. Understanding & Managing Stress Driving your car in rush hour Getting a last minute work assignment Misplacing something in the house….
  9. 9. Understanding & Managing Stress Having something break while using it Dealing with incompetence at work Planning your budget Being blamed for something Waiting in a long line at the store or bank
  10. 10. Understanding & Managing StressWHAT IS STRESS?
  11. 11. Understanding & Managing StressStimulus ------------- Reaction
  12. 12. Understanding & Managing Stress EUSTRESS vs. DISTRESS
  13. 13. Understanding & Managing Stress The BAD News :Stress is an inescapable part of modern life The GOOD News :Stress isnt altogether bad news
  14. 14. Understanding & Managing Stress ADAPTATION  Body has only a finite, non-renewable reserve of adaptation energy  Eventually, it is consumed and death results  Stress is how people react to demands placed on them  Important is our perception and subjective
  15. 15. Understanding & Managing Stress WHAT ARE STRESSORS?Stressors are events that threaten or challenge people
  16. 16. Understanding & Managing Stress SOURCES OF STRESS DAILY HASSLES MAJOR LIFE EVENTS CATASTROPHES
  17. 17. Understanding & Managing Stress TOP FEW DAILY HASSLES INTERPERSONAL CONFLICTS CONCERNS ABOUT WEIGHT HEALTH OF A FAMILY MEMBER RISING PRICES OF COMMON GOODS HOME MAINTENANCE TOO MANY THINGS TO DO
  18. 18. Understanding & Managing Stress SOCIAL MANIFESTATIONS ….
  19. 19. Understanding & Managing Stress Experience of  Harbour sense of isolation resentments Suffer from  Lash out at others loneliness  Reduced contact Frequently nag with friends others  Disturbed family Lack of intimacy relationships Often distrustful  Tend to use people Seldom go out with for personal gain family
  20. 20. Understanding & Managing Stress PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS Depressed Bored Urge to cry Urge to hide Suspiciousness Negative attitude/thoughts Loneliness
  21. 21. Understanding & Managing Stress PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS Anxious Nervous Worry Nightmares Helplessness Confusion
  22. 22. Understanding & Managing Stress PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS Irritable Feelings of unreality Urge to run Unable to concentrate Lethargy Decision making- both major & minor- becomes difficult
  23. 23. Understanding & Managing Stress PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS Excessive daydreaming about “getting away from it all” Use of sleeping pills Thoughts trail while speaking or writing Sudden outbursts of temper or hostility
  24. 24. Understanding & Managing StressPSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS Forgetfulness regarding appointments,dates, deadlines Frequent spells of brooding and a feeling of inadequacy Reversals in usual behaviour
  25. 25. Understanding & Managing Stress BEHAVIOURAL EFFECTS Cigarette smoking Impulsive behavior Inappropriate crying Aggressive Overeating Lack of initiative
  26. 26. Understanding & Managing StressBEHAVIOURAL EFFECTS Using people Drug/Alcohol abuse Cynical Fault finding Antisocial Under eating Lowered sex drive
  27. 27. Understanding & Managing StressBEHAVIOURAL EFFECTS Accident prone Blaming Nervous laughing Reclusive Inflexible Nagging
  28. 28. Understanding & Managing StressPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS Hypertension Coronary heart disease Migraine, tension headache Ulcers Asthmatic conditions Chronic backaches Arthritis
  29. 29. Understanding & Managing StressPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS Allergies Skin disorders Hyperthyroidism Vertigo More frequent infections Sexual dysfunctions
  30. 30. Understanding & Managing StressPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS Heart pounding Bowel alterations Stomach distress Dizziness Lingering cold Dry mouth Fatigue
  31. 31. Understanding & Managing StressPHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS Weakness Fidgeting Sweating Anorexia Insomnia Muscle tension Generalized aches and pains
  32. 32. Understanding & Managing StressMENTAL STRESS Mental attitudes generally negative Mental lethargy Rarely develop new ideas
  33. 33. Understanding & Managing StressMENTAL STRESS Difficulty in concentration Confusion Rarely express your feelings through music, art, dance or writing No intellectual relaxation Make negative self-statements
  34. 34. Understanding & Managing StressMENTAL STRESS Fail to keep abreast of current events Mind is often in a whirl Rarely introduce innovations into work Frequently suffer from forgetfulness
  35. 35. Understanding & Managing StressBURN OUT EFFECTS Complaints of fatigue, being overworked, exhaustion Shows loss of enthusiasm, energy, drive, pep team spirit Shows loss of imagination, creativity, refusal to take risks
  36. 36. Understanding & Managing StressBURN OUT Becomes defensive easily, has poor relationships with key people Is disorganized, has poor recall, memory loss
  37. 37. Understanding & Managing StressBasic Guidelines For Coping Recognise and admit that you are feeling stressed and anxious
  38. 38. Understanding & Managing StressBasic Guidelines For Coping Give yourself permission to feel anxious about whatever it is that is bothering you. But ask “How much anxiety is too much" Try to pinpoint what it is you are anxious about. If you cant pinpoint it, dont worry too much about it and move on Become aware of your bodys symptoms. Dont let them scare you, let them talk to you
  39. 39. Understanding & Managing StressBasic Guidelines For Coping If you do know what it is that is bothering you, what can you do to eliminate or minimise the situation?
  40. 40. Understanding & Managing StressBasic Guidelines For Coping Most importantly, how can you react differently so you wont be so affected by this situation? Listen to the dialogue within yourself. Are you filling yourself with negative thoughts about a certain situation? Listen to the dialogue of those around you. Is someone around you being negative and dragging you down with them?
  41. 41. Understanding & Managing StressBasic Guidelines For Coping• Are you overwhelming yourself with "shoulds" and high expectations? If so, which ones would you eliminate? Give yourself positive reinforcement for even the smallest accomplishments. Are you blaming someone else for your anxieties, unhappiness, poor health, lack of success or whatever? Take responsibility for yourself and make some positive changes?
  42. 42. Understanding & Managing StressThe Ten Commandments Thou shalt regularly do those things that are most enjoyable to thee without harming others or self Thou shalt take time to physically relax or meditate daily Thou shalt exercise aerobically 3-5 times each week Thou shalt sleep 7-8 hours each night
  43. 43. Understanding & Managing StressThe Ten Commandments Thou shalt not take thyself so seriously Thou shalt grant yourself the right to make mistakes Thou shalt share your feelings each day Thou shalt eat a healthy, balanced diet Thou shalt do the important things first
  44. 44. Understanding & Managing Stress EXPECTATIONS Vs FULFILMENT  Realistic Vs Unrealistic Expectations  Flexibility Vs Rigidity Must recognise own ability and potential
  45. 45. Understanding & Managing StressRemember that ……. In the short run, anyone, can be a victim, even you In the long run,there are no victims--- only willing participants
  46. 46. Understanding & Managing StressRemember that …….The key to winning back your time is to be more effective at being rather than doing
  47. 47. Understanding & Managing StressRemember that ……. Albert Einstein didn’t remember his telephone number. He didn’t want to clutter his mind with information that could be accessed anytime.
  48. 48. Understanding & Managing StressRemember that ……. You are more resourceful than you often acknowledge and You always have more options than you know
  49. 49. Understanding & Managing StressRemember that ……. You don’t have to catch the ball every time someone throws it at you  Learn how to say NO!!

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