Many living with high stress are at a tipping
point, faced with potential physical and emotional-
health challenges if they are not able to get the
support they need to manage their stress well. If
untreated, consistently high stress could become a
chronic condition, which can result in serious health
problems including anxiety, insomnia, muscle
pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune
system. Research shows that stress can even
contribute to the development of major
illnesses, such as heart disease, depression and
obesity, or exacerbate existing illnesses.
Examples of how you might
feel if you are anxious:
Feeling like you
might faint/pass out
Thinking that you
might “go crazy”
What can cause anxiety
Pressure to do well
Not enough time
Lack of sleep
Doing two things at
Too much going on
Solutions - external
Understand why you are feeling anxious or stressed
Is there a practical solution i.e. time management ?
A little stress can be useful
Out with friends
Caffeine /energy drinks -monitor
Who can you ask for help?
Solutions - internal
Why do we feel the way we feel and how
can we change, redirect it or use it?
Master your emotions, master your life.
First, understand that the ONLY REASON anyone does
anything is to change the way they feel
What if you can make stress
What if you can use these
emotions in a positive way?
What if a little stress =high
performance mode, instant
clarity, deepened focus?
How do you „choose‟ to
interpret your feelings?
What do you call them?
No one makes you
feel “happy” or
based on how
Change Your State.
If we don‟t feel like getting up or
doing anything, we must drastically
change our physiology (e.g., go for
a walk, jump up and down like a
crazy person [seriously], do push-
ups, change our breathing
[deeper, more conscious
breaths], run as fast as we can for
30 seconds, etc.). Do something to
radically change your physical state.
Motion creates emotion.
power of physical