Achieving with stress

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'Achieving with stress' seeks to give the audience the perspective that stress can be good (eustress) and bad (distress). The presentation gives an overall view of how distress (and our stressors) affect us, and how to we can choose to control outcomes from stressful situations.

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Achieving with stress

  1. 1. ACHIEVING with STRESS A Presentation by Dan Boyer
  2. 2. WhatisSTRESS?
  3. 3. What isSTRESS? Negative And Comes Positive From Multiple Eustress or Distress Sources A Constant Presence Home, Family, Work, Commitments, Relationships “Complete freedom from stress is death.” – Dr. Seyle
  4. 4. A Rainy Day It’s your day off. You wake up, look outside, and see rain. Lots of rain.Reaction The forecast calls for rain all-day. Your rainy day reaction… DISTRESS EUSTRESS The rainy day just ruined your You now have an excuse to day at the beach. You now curl up on the couch with a have to call your friends and book and a cup of tea while cancel your scheduled plans. you listen to the rain outside.
  5. 5. HowcanSTRESSaffectus?
  6. 6. Affects of The key is moderation STRESS Listen to your body How we handle stress Manage vs. Mismanage “Fight or Flight” – Dr. Cannon Physiological Response Wear and tear on the body Cumulative effects over time
  7. 7. STRESSREACTION
  8. 8. Choose your attitude. STRESS AttitudesReaction Know yourself. Personality Your reaction determines your level of stress. It’s About Choices It’s Not The Event Having choice is having control. The Factors Knowing your ‘demands’.
  9. 9. STRESSFACTORS
  10. 10. Ability to Ask For and STRESS Accept Help Paid and Unpaid Work,FACTORS Volunteer Work, Fun Sense of Seeking Help Satisfaction From Lifestyle Day-to-Day Habits Physical And Emotional Eating Choices, Exercise, Quality Fitness General “Healthy” Behaviours Of Relationships General Sense of Well-Being Personality Support Systems Attitudes, Coping Strategies and Sense of Humour
  11. 11. WhatisyourpersonalreactiontoSTRESSORS?
  12. 12. YourPersonalReaction The Others? Laugh at inappropriate times? Physical Overwhelmed? Muscle aches and pains? Mental ‘shutdown’? Headache? Feeling tense and edgy? Trouble sleeping? Teary-eyed? Skin rashes and eruptions? Difficulty focusing? Fatigue? The Loss of appetite? Emotional Others?
  13. 13. TheEVENT How do you react…? The The Your Own Reactions Physical Emotional How do you react…?
  14. 14. STRESS‘DELIVERY’
  15. 15. STRESSDelivery Look at every aspect of life. The ‘Overall Picture’ Discover and examine. Control Choices Be on top of the situation. Know Yourself Understand your reactions.
  16. 16. Balance Intertwine work and play.STRESS Your Life Allow yourself time toDelivery refresh and recharge “Do Nothing” Get enough Discover the art of napping. sleep/rest Get away Change of scenery can help. from it all. Avoid self- Be alert to excessive intake. medication Your health is a critical factor. Have regular checkups. Know community Become aware of resources. resources.
  17. 17. MakeCHANGE Limited options. The Situation Least successful. The Other Person/ Highest success rate. People Yourself
  18. 18. Evaluation
  19. 19. Summary
  20. 20. Thank youA presentation by Dan Boyer

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