Managing Change: Handling Stress

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This is a companion presentation to "Riding the Roller Coaster" which deals with the subject of change and how to manage it

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  • Very good indeed. I like the flow of ths wholesome message, a much needed message no matter how accustomed to our everyday life we get. Change is all around us and in its embrace lies a better tomorrow. Keep up the good work.
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    1. 1. Managing Change: Handling Stress Changing the world one story at a time Javed Mohammed Writer-Producer [email_address] Copyright 2009
    2. 2. Change
    3. 3. Change: let’s face it, comes at you from all sides Customers Family Technology School Work Economy Taxes Health Debts Money Life
    4. 4. But it’s an uphill struggle OLD NEW
    5. 5. It’s natural to resist Just ask the butterfly
    6. 6. Some people get frustrated
    7. 7. Others Argue Argument
    8. 8. Some just want to pull their…
    9. 9. So what is stress? <ul><li>Any outside force that has an effect on our body or mind. </li></ul>A physical, mental, or emotional response to events that causes bodily or mental tension.
    10. 10. We create our own stress through deadlines The more unrealistic the expectations the greater the stress
    11. 11. It’s hip to be busy, even if it’s stressful Does this spell success?
    12. 12. We lose perspective
    13. 13. We face stress in all our daily roles @ Home
    14. 14. We face stress in all our daily roles <ul><li>@Work </li></ul>
    15. 15. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some Good: <ul><li>Prepping for exams </li></ul>
    16. 16. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some Good: <ul><li>Getting Married </li></ul>
    17. 17. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some Good: <ul><li>Relocation </li></ul>
    18. 18. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some Good: <ul><li>Career change, Promotion </li></ul>
    19. 19. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some bad: <ul><li>Rejection </li></ul><ul><li>Demotion </li></ul><ul><li>Losing Job </li></ul>
    20. 20. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some bad: <ul><li>Overwhelmed @work </li></ul>
    21. 21. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some bad: <ul><li>Accident or illness </li></ul>
    22. 22. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some bad: <ul><li>Divorce </li></ul>
    23. 23. Stress comes in all shapes & sizes Some bad: <ul><li>Death in family </li></ul>
    24. 24. You don’t control the economy
    25. 25. Or the stock market
    26. 26. The only thing you directly control is you
    27. 27. OK I know stress and I know problems, give me the fix!
    28. 28. The truth is I don’t have a fix <ul><li>But the good news is there are many small fixes. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Ideally we need a balance Low High Activity Performance High Low Optimum performance Laid back Anxious Crisis Inactive Bored out of my mind Wow I’m getting paid to do this! I can’t take it!
    30. 30. Ride the Roller Coaster Shock/Confusion Emotional Turmoil Anger/Denial/Blame/ Guilt/Grief Depression Acceptance (letting go of past) Looking for new ideas and meaning Moving On Time Sense of Well being
    31. 31. In a crisis we have 2 choices Fight or flight
    32. 32. Our body and mind may tense up
    33. 33. Think of alternate plans Plan C & D are good too
    34. 34. We carry around blame and resentment We suppress feelings and emotions
    35. 35. Forgiveness
    36. 36. No one’s perfect, go easy with criticism
    37. 37. But if you must, try this Warning: Very Hot; This criticism-sandwich should be handled with care
    38. 38. Ask will it matter 100 years from now?
    39. 39. Accept people as they are OK it’s easier said, but it does work!
    40. 40. Simplify your life
    41. 41. Remember you, your relationships and life are not perfect And neither is the tower of Pisa, but it is still standing
    42. 42. Have big dreams But face reality
    43. 43. Separate Needs from Wants Ask is it nice or necessary?
    44. 44. Live in the present Take one thing at a time, one minute at a time Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has yet to arrive.
    45. 45. Exercise & eat well You know regular exercise & good nutrition takes the blues away
    46. 46. A little prayer goes a long way
    47. 47. So just to recap <ul><li>Change is inevitable </li></ul><ul><li>It’s natural to resist change </li></ul><ul><li>We deal and cope with change in different ways </li></ul><ul><li>The more we start to accept life and people with all its warts the less stress all the way round. </li></ul>
    48. 48. “ Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”
    49. 49. References All images are obtained from the public domain and are the copyrights of the respective holders. This document and all its other content and claims are copyright of Javed Mohammed Copyright 2009 Riding the RollerCoaster Presentation on SlideShare Book available on Amazon and other Independent bookstores

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