What Triggers Stress


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What Triggers Stress

  1. 1. Stress Triggers
  2. 2. Learn What Triggers Your Stress <ul><li>Is there an event or person that always causes you to become stressed? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a hard time with evaluations, presentations, exams, performances, or something else? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Empowerment <ul><li>Having a knowledge of the situations that will lead to stress will empower you to take the necessary steps to reduce the stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice deep breathing before entering the stressful event, for example. </li></ul><ul><li>You should make a list of the triggers you face regularly. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Proper Sleep and Diet <ul><li>Most people ignore their sleep and diet when they become stressed. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the worst thing you can do! </li></ul><ul><li>When your body is under stress, you need enough sleep and a healthy diet. </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep and food fuel your body, giving it the energy, mental capacity, and stamina to face a stressful situation. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not pay attention to sleep and diet on a regular basis, you are setting yourself up for a stress attack! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Learn from Those Around You <ul><li>Do you know someone who is an expert at staying calm when surrounded by chaos? Watch that person! </li></ul><ul><li>How do they deal with the activity around them? </li></ul><ul><li>What attitude do they have? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they have a particular phrase they repeat to help them calm down? </li></ul><ul><li>If you know this person well, sit down with them and ask for advice on stress management. </li></ul><ul><li>If you do not know them, watch them and take notes. </li></ul><ul><li>If you mirror their actions, you will reduce the stress you face daily. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Keep Your Thoughts in Line <ul><li>Many times you set yourself up to give in to stress in your minds. You follow the path of what could happen, all the way to its dire end. </li></ul><ul><li>In reality, the &quot;what ifs&quot; usually never happen, and you have worked yourself into a stressed state for absolutely no reason! Stop this behavior in its tracks! </li></ul><ul><li>When the stress thoughts come, you must stop them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Remind Yourself <ul><li>Remind yourself that it is highly unlikely that the &quot;what ifs&quot; could happen, and you are probably safe living your life without worrying about them. And, if they do happen, worrying about it does you no good! </li></ul><ul><li>When you have a handle on these stress reduction techniques, and practice them on a daily basis, your life will be much more peaceful and happy. Not that stress management techniques will keep all problems away, but they will teach you what to do in a stressful situation. </li></ul>