Stress (Business Psychology)

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Stress (Business Psychology)

  1. 1. Stress •  the body's reaction to a change  that requires a physical, mental  or emotional adjustment or  response. • an organism's response to a  stressor such as an  environmental condition or a  stimulus.  • a body's way to react to a  challenge. • a negative condition or a positive  condition that can have an  impact on an organism's mental  and physical well-being.
  2. 2. Types of stress Eustress Distress Acute Chronic
  3. 3. Eustress – good‭ (‬positive) kind of stress that provides immediate strength. -Occurs for a short period of time and it is still stress and it is not good to be  so strong or act too often.
  4. 4. Distress (‬"‬d‭is- stress"‬)  - Without control, stress  becomes bad stress or  distress. Bring out the  weakness to us and make us  vulnerable to illness. 
  5. 5. Acute (‬arise fast)  • The most common form of stress • Usually immediate and intense reaction of body  and mind to a significant threat, challenge, scare or  other stressors.  Acute Eustress -mostly in small d‭oses Acute Distress - mostly too much pleasant, cheerful, thrilling, exciting stress cause of mental health problems and   physical difficulties, tension headaches,  upset stomach, exhausting
  6. 6. Chronic‭ (‬long term‭) • Stressor is present around for a longer time • is dangerous,‭ because people get used to it (‬ignore chronic stress) • can lead to health problems • Patients are trapped in an unhappiness and never-ending "‬troubles"‬,‭ can not find a way out of a desperate situations.
  7. 7. The signs of stress Stress Warning Signs and Symptoms Cognitive Symptoms Emotional Symptoms •Memory problems •Inability to concentrate •Poor judgment •Seeing only the negative •Anxious or racing thoughts •Constant worrying •Moodiness •Irritability or short temper •Agitation,‭ inability to relax •Feeling overwhelmed •Sense of loneliness and isolation •Depression or general unhappiness Physical Symptoms Behavioral Symptoms •Aches and pains •Diarrhea or constipation •Nausea,‭ dizziness •Chest pain,‭ rapid heartbeat •Loss of sex drive •Frequent colds •Eating more or less •Sleeping too much or too little •Isolating yourself from others •Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities •Using alcohol,‭ cigarettes,‭ or drugs to relax •Nervous habits (‬e.g. nail biting,‭ pacing)
  8. 8. Effects of Stress
  9. 9. What are stressors? • chemical or biological agent,‭ environmental condition,‭ external stimulus or an event that causes stress to an organism. • have physical,‭ chemical and mental responses inside of the body.
  10. 10. Causes of stress
  11. 11. Workplace stress
  12. 12. How to manage workplace stress? • Tip 1: Recognize warning signs of excessive stress at work - If you ignore the warning signs of work stress, they can lead to bigger problems. • Tip 2: Reduce job stress by taking care of yourself -Get moving -Make food choices that keeps you going -Drink alcohol in moderation -Get enough sleep
  13. 13. • Tip 3: Reduce job stress by prioritizing and organizing -Time and Task management • Tip 4: Reduce job stress by improving emotional intelligence - Emotional intelligence is about communicating with others in ways that draw people to you, overcome differences, repair wounded feelings, and tension and stress.
  14. 14. Tip 5: Reduce job stress by breaking bad habits  Eliminate self-defeating behaviors o Resist perfectionism. o Aim to do your best, no one can ask for more than that. o Clean up your act.  Plan your day and stick to the schedule — you’ll feel less overwhelmed. o Flip your negative thinking.  Try to think positively about your work, avoid negative-thinking co-workers, and pat yourself on the back about small accomplishments, even if no one else does. o Don’t try to control the uncontrollable.  focus on the things you can control such as the way you choose to react to problems.
  15. 15. M A N A G I N G S T R E S S
  16. 16. Stress Management Techniques Known To Be Effective
  17. 17. Reference • http://dying.about.com/od/glossary/g/stress.htm • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress_(biology) • https://sites.google.com/site/stresshealthandlife/type s-kinds-of-stress • http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_signs.htm • http://www.stress.org/stress-effects/ • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stressor • http://lifecarefoundation.files.wordpress.com/2010/0 4/stressmanagementtipsandtechniques.jpg • http://www.stress.org/workplace-stress/ • http://www.helpguide.org/mental/work_stress_mana gement.htm
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