WHAT IS STRESS? There have been many different definitions of what stress is, but the most commonly accepted definition of stress (mainly attributed to Richard S Lazarus) is that stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize.
EFFECTS OF STRESS Effects in your health: if the stress is intense, it may produce heart desease because the heart does not get enough Supply of blood and oxygen. Stress can damage the immune system and It also seems to affect headaches and irritable bowel syndrome.
Harmful behavioral effects When people lead an over-stressed lifestyle, some are more likely to drink heavily or smoke. Others may have so much work to do that they do not eat properly or because of the worries sleep badly and talk in their sleeps.
STRESS MANAGMENT There are three major approaches that we can use to manage stress: Action-oriented: help us to manage the demands upon us and increase the resources we can mobilize. Emotionally-oriented: help us to adjust our perceptions of the situation. Acceptance-oriented:help us survive the situations that we genuinely cannot change.
Making A Stress Management Plan
STRATEGIES TO MANAGE STRESS Change the situation: Avoid the stressor. Alter the stressor. Change your reaction: Adapt to the stressor. Accept the stressor.
Time Management Time Management helps you to reduce long-term stress by giving you direction when you have too much work to do. . It puts you in control of where you are going, and helps you to increase your productivity. By being efficient in your use of time. you should enjoy your current role more, and should find that you are able to find the time to relax outside work and enjoy life.