+ Stress Mental and/or physical tension Stressor: anything that causes stress or tension What are some stressors?
+ Is stress always bad?
+ Stress We are all under stress at all times! Even when we are asleep. Some stress is necessary to keep us alert, vital, and interested in what we are doing. Too little stress makes people bored and depressed. Too much stress can cause people to “burn out”, become ill or even die. Half marathon Stress Story
+ Two Kinds of Stress Eustress- good stress What causes eustress? Distress- bad stress What causes distress?
+ Fight/Flight What is the fight or flight response to stress?
+ Signs of stress Physical: How you look Emotional: How you feel Behavioral Signs: How you act
+ Humor as coping mechanism Who likes to laugh??
+ Embarrassing Story Write about an embarrassing experience you had. Explain what happened. How did you feel after the experience (identify 3 feelings)? Did you handle the situation as an adult or as a child? Explain. Looking back are you still embarrassed?