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Stress management

  1. 1. Stress Management A 30,000 Foot View Presented by: Anupam Iyer (10PT2-07) Chandni Agarwal (10PT2-11) Mandeep Singh (10PT2-22)
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>Awareness session </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Define stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Causes of stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Effects of stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to manage stress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not a deep dive session </li></ul>
  3. 3. Understanding Stress <ul><li>Stress is a condition or feeling experienced </li></ul><ul><li>when a person perceives that demands </li></ul><ul><li>exceed the personal and social resources the </li></ul><ul><li>individual is able to mobilize </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Positive, The Negative <ul><li>Bad News – Cannot avoid stress </li></ul><ul><li>Good News – Stress is not all that bad </li></ul>
  5. 5. Causes of Stress <ul><li>External Stressors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Major life changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship difficulties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internal Stressors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Inability to accept uncertainty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unrealistic expectations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pessimism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Effects of Chronic Stress <ul><li>Health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Memory problems </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to concentrate </li></ul><ul><li>Poor judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability or short temper </li></ul><ul><li>Depression or general unhappiness </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastination </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol/drug consumption </li></ul>
  7. 7. Are You Managing Stress <ul><li>Smoking or drinking too much </li></ul><ul><li>Over eating or under eating </li></ul><ul><li>Zoning out for hours in front of the TV </li></ul><ul><li>Withdrawing from friends, family, and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Using pills or drugs to relax       </li></ul><ul><li>Sleeping too much </li></ul><ul><li>Procrastinating </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid facing problems </li></ul><ul><li>Taking out your stress on others </li></ul>
  8. 8. Managing Stress <ul><li>Action Oriented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>confront the problem causing the stress, changing the environment or the situation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emotionally Oriented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>do not have the power to change the situation, but we can manage stress by changing our interpretation of the situation and the way we feel about it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acceptance Oriented </li></ul><ul><ul><li>something has happened over which we have no power and no emotional control, and where our focus is on surviving the stress </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Managing Stress (contd.) <ul><li>Spend time in nature </li></ul><ul><li>Call a good friend </li></ul><ul><li>Sweat out tension </li></ul><ul><li>Take a long bath </li></ul><ul><li>Light scented candles </li></ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul><ul><li>Stress balls </li></ul>
  10. 10. Managing Stress (contd.) <ul><li>Savor a warm cup of coffee </li></ul><ul><li>Play with a pet </li></ul><ul><li>Work in your garden </li></ul><ul><li>Get a massage </li></ul><ul><li>Curl up with a good book </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to music </li></ul><ul><li>Watch a comedy </li></ul><ul><li>Deep breathing </li></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Stress is a fact of life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stress is one of the leading causes of anxiety disorders, which affect over 20 million Americans </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tools and techniques available to handle stress </li></ul><ul><li>Be pro-active and take charge </li></ul>
  12. 12. References <ul><li>helpguide.org/mental/stress </li></ul><ul><li>en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress </li></ul><ul><li>mindtools.com/smpage </li></ul><ul><li>lifepositive.com/mind/psychology/stress </li></ul><ul><li>stress.about.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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