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Moving Beyond Stress

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    • 1.  
    • 2. m OVI N G b EYO N D s TRE S S
    • 3. WIIFM …
      • Understand the impact of stress on your life
      • Evaluate life satisfaction
      • Learn steps to restore balance
      • Implement practices to reduce stress on a personal level
      • Implement steps to reduce stress in our organization
    • 4. Benefits
      • Enhanced relationship at work & home
      • Control Distractions
        • Less wastage of time
      • Increased
        • Productivity
        • Effectiveness
      • Focus on tasks at hand
    • 5. History of stress
      • Agricultural Age
        • stress from threat of catastrophic weather in destroying crops
      • Industrial Age
        • stress from new ways of doing things involving new machinery and techniques
      • Information Age
        • stress from technology keeping us connected “24/7” – causing overwhelm with information and with emails, faxes & phone calls
    • 6. What is stress? - A perceived threat - real or imagined to one’s mind, body, spirit or emotion
    • 7. What is work stress? Harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources or needs of the employee
    • 8. Stress at home
      • Two-parent family
        • working long hours/commute time
        • caring for children & elderly parents
        • household responsibilities
      • Single parent family
        • same as above but challenges are more extreme
      • Struggle with work/life balance
        • leads to eating fast/unhealthy diets
        • little personal time
      • Problems with
        • sleep/fatigue
        • anger management
        • more…
    • 9. Causes for Stress
      • fear
        • of the new, the unknown
        • of conflict
        • of taking a risk
        • of developing trust
        • of inability to cope with changed circumstances
      • feelings
        • of personal insecurity
        • of vulnerability
        • of rejection
      • need for approval
      • lack of tolerance for ambiguity
    • 10. Levels of Stress DISTRESS HIGH LEVEL EUSTRESS
    • 11. How to respond to Stress Change the situation
    • 12. Time Management … Decide what is more important Value your Time Know what is it, you want time for
    • 13. Communication …
      • Share Information
      • More Ideas
      • Acknowledge Concern
      • Get Solutions
    • 14. Communication
      • They own
      • I own
      • WE OWN
      • Determine who owns the problem
    • 15. Change the Outlook …
      • It’s Overwhelming 
      • Here we go again! 
      • This won’t work 
      • I will not be able to correct this 
      • I’ll take it step by step 
      • This time things will be different 
      • Let me give another try 
      • It’s OK to say no sometimes 
    • 16. Change the Situation … I have to be … I can’t Stand all this … It’s always or never
    • 17. Stress has been linked to…
      • Illness
        • Heart disease
        • Cancer
        • Depression and Anxiety
        • Stroke
        • Immune disorders
        • Gastrointestinal problems
        • Diabetes
        • Lung Ailments
      • Accidents
      • Suicide
      Depression
    • 18. When will it end?
      • Stressors change
        • STRESS is CONSTANT
      • Many lack skills/knowledge to counteract or avoid the stressors in our lives.
      Life is 10% how you make it & 90% how you take it
    • 19. The Good News
      • It’s possible to be proactive
      • Skills can be learned to counteract the effects of stress
      • Programs and resources are available to support a healthy body/mind and a healthy organization
    • 20. “ I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.” Charles M. Schulz
    • 21. Wheel of Life Exercise
      • Identify areas of highest and lowest satisfaction
        • Career
        • Money
        • Health
        • Friends/Family
        • Significant Other/Romance
        • Personal Growth
        • Fun/Recreation
        • Physical Environment
    • 22. Wheel Of Life
      • Identify one area where you are most dissatisfied
      • Write 3 action steps to increase satisfaction in this area
      • Set time limit to complete these steps
    • 23. Identify Energy Drainers
      • Be mindful of what drains your energy in the following areas:
        • Food (caffeine, refined carbs, sugar, fat, fast foods,nicotine etc.)
        • Thoughts (negative, judgmental, rigid - attached to beliefs)
        • Feelings (fearful, anxious, hopeless, worried etc.)
        • Sleep (caffeine, TV, other media, relationship or care-giving issues)
        • Environment (television, noise, pollutants, chemicals, computer, cluttered space etc.)
      • Develop 3 action steps to help restore balance
      • Set time limit to complete these steps
    • 24. Only 25% of all Americans know their next-door neighbors. National Geographic
    • 25. “ Human beings are remarkably resilient. They can deal with almost anything as long as they do not become too isolated.” Harvard Business Review
    • 26. Strategies for Reducing Stress
      • Difference between “good” and “bad” stress
      • Hold relaxation and/or stress reduction sessions
      • Deal with “sick building syndrome”
      • Create community atmosphere & discourage isolation caused by technology
    • 27. Stress reducing strategies cont.
      • Use nature oriented art and music for relaxation
      • Identify/use your strengths
    • 28. 7 Steps for Personal Stress Reduction
      • On a regular basis:
          • Develop sense of belonging
          • Practice one body/mind exercise 2-3X week
          • Practice meditation 10-20 minutes 1-2X daily
          • Learn to think/speak more objectively and being nonjudgmental
          • Practice sound nutrition/aerobic exercise
          • Use art, music, humor, nature for increased energy
          • Develop a belief system
    • 29. Practices that counteract the harmful effects of stress
        • Mindful Meditation
          • Focus on one thing - focus on word or breath
          • As thoughts intrude, passively disregard them and return to word or breath
          • Practice 10-20 minutes a day 1-2X a day
        • Mindful Movement
          • Focus on muscle movement – practice elicits same response as above
          • Practice 20 minutes a day
    • 30. Major points revisited
      • Understand the escalating impact/cost of stress at home/work
      • Importance of identifying stressors and being proactive
      • Learn to monitor reactions to stressors
      • Develop body/mind skills to counteract stress
      • Develop steps to reduce stress on organizational level
    • 31.  THANKS 

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