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    • Managing Stress Coping in a Fast-Paced World
    • Stress
      • Reduces the national economy by $500 billion
      • Leaves almost half of all adults with health problems
      • Causes between 60% and 80% of industrial accidents
      • In the workplace, stress is primarily caused by incompetent management
    • People Who Experience Stress...
      • selectively perceive information
      • fixate on a single approach to a problem
      • adopt a crisis mentality
      • consult and listen to others less
      • rely on old habits
      • are less able to generate creative thoughts
    • Stress
      • What is stress?
    • Stress
      • Has there been an increase in stress in people’s lives?
        • Change ambiguity uncertainty
        • Pressure time, workload, expectations
        • Changes in organizational in Work structure, nature of work, technology
    • When Is Stress Bad?
      • When the imbalance can’t be resolved
        • role conflict
        • role ambiguity
      • When the stress is long-term
        • burn-out syndrome
      • When the individual’s stress reaction is ineffective
        • coping that “numbs” the experience of stress
        • coping that doesn’t change the situation
    • Reactions to Stress
      • Alarm
        • increase in anxiety, fear, sorrow or loss
      • Resistance
        • attempt to control stress using defense mechanisms
      • Exhaustion
        • stop trying to defend against stress; stress related pathology occurs in this stage
    • Stress and the Individual
      • Assumption : Stress is something one does to oneself
        • stress is internally generated by worry, doubt, anxiety
        • some individuals experience stress as a chronic state , or generate stressful experiences
    • Stress as a Person/Situation Interaction
      • Assumption : Events trigger stress, but people respond to stress differently
      • Resiliency factors moderate stress
      Stressors Reaction Resiliency
    • Personal Characteristics Influencing Stress
      • Hardiness :
        • commitment, challenge, internal locus of control
      • Physiological resiliency :
        • cardiovascular health, dietary control, rest
      • Social Support :
        • close emotional ties, common experiences, supportive interactions, mentors, teams
    • Managing Your Own Stress
      • Recognize and observe your own stress reactions (e.g. irritability, muscle tightness, fatigue, sleep disorder, distractibility, confusion, etc.
      • Learn to reframe
        • Do you realize that
        • Isn’t it great that
      • Events can trigger but it’s the meaning we place on the words or event which causes the stress
    • Developing Resiliency
      • Some stressors will not go away
      • Resiliency increases capacity to withstand negative effects of stress
    • Managing Your Own Stress (cont.)
      • Take care of yourself
        • balance your life, align what’s most important to you...
        • build physical resiliency through exercise, diet and rest
        • build psychological resiliency through hardiness, small wins, and relaxation
          • process and integrate thoughts and feelings through writing and spiritual activities
        • build social resiliency by developing supportive relationships
    • The Ten slices of life (Nathanson)
      • Study (education)
      • Health (sleep/exercise)
      • Community (volunteer)
      • Wage (primary job)
      • Family (time with family)
      • Home (duties at home)
      • Fee (what you can sell)
      • Hobby (spare time)
      • Leisure (doing nothing)
      • Mind (brain work)
    • The Ten slices of life cont.
      • Add up the available hours in a month (672)
      • Figure out the hours and % for each category
      • Look at where you spend your time now
      • Look at where you plan to spend your time 5 years from now?
      • Observations?
    • Managing Your Own Stress (cont.)
      • Align your goals with what you prize the most
      • Create 3-5 five year, < one year and daily goals which align to what you prize the most
      • Follow your vocational passion
        • Your perfect day! Talk about it
      • Laugh at yourself
    • Summary
      • Stress is always present
        • The challenge is how you deal with it
          • How you recognize it
          • How you react to it
          • How prepared you are for it
          • What you do to deal with it and lower your reaction to it
        • The good news is the strategies you use are up to you