Managing daily-stress

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Managing daily-stress

  1. 1. DAILY STRESS Mark A. D. Long, Ed.D.Health Promotion Program
  2. 2. Daily StressEvery day stressors and hasselscan be a source of distress foryou!
  3. 3. StressManage your stressors or thestress will find and manage you!
  4. 4. What does not work in dealing with stress!Avoiding the stressors…WorryingBlowing upNegative attitudeSelf destructive actions
  5. 5. Learn all you can about whatcauses stress in your life, andwhat works for you in dealing with it. Dr. Arnold Lazarus Dr. Clifford Lazarus
  6. 6. Stress Problem Solving StrategiesHaving a Plan!Obtaining Social Support!Using Effective Coping SkillsA Positive and OptimisticAttitude!Learning from mistakes
  7. 7. Plan AheadBe prepared for the unexpected!Manage the morning, afternoon,Monday, Friday, etc... craziness
  8. 8. PlanningHow will you manage the am/pmrush hours?How are you prepared for thedaily crisis?
  9. 9. CommutingDo you get frustrated and freakout?Get tense and uptight?Drive like a nut?Enjoy the ride?
  10. 10. RelaxHow do I stay calm and cool?How do I chill out?When do I use my relaxing skills?
  11. 11. Stress TipSlow deep breathing is probablythe single best anti-stressmedicine we have Dr. James Gordon
  12. 12. Work StressDeadlines and pressuresSurprisesInterpersonal difficultiesRole and rank issuesEnvironmental stressors
  13. 13. How do I effectively cope with-Unexpected tasks and duties?Pressures?Long hours?Interpersonal difficulties?
  14. 14. Stress Busting TipSchedule daily R & R breaks in your life!
  15. 15. Home StressorsChoresFinancesKids wanting attentionDisciplineFun timeOther
  16. 16. Home StressHow do I deal with my stressorsat home?
  17. 17. RememberHumor is life’s greatest lubricant Art Linkletter
  18. 18. Techno StressE-mail and computersT.V.PhonePagersOthers
  19. 19. Coping with Techno StressorsDealing with InformationOverload?Turn off dailyTune out more oftenAnswer e-mails, calls at set times
  20. 20. Love RelationshipsStrained?Stressed?Distant?Great?
  21. 21. Love RelationshipsHow do I plan for-Fun?Together time?Intimacy?Sharing?
  22. 22. Other Daily Stressors ?How can I manage them?(before they manage me?)
  23. 23. RememberIf you are not ready today, youwill be even less ready tomorrow! Ovid
  24. 24. Stress Proof Your Life! As best you can!
  25. 25. SummaryBe Prepared!Develop a stress busting planthat works for you!You can control your responsesto stressors!

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