Lack of Energy
STRESSORS - situation or event itself
that caused your body to react
EXTERNAL stressors – include everything
from outside sources that causes pain or
discomfort, frustration, or conflict
ex. major life changes, work, relationship
difficulties, financial problems, being
too busy, children and family
INTERNAL stressors – include our own
perceptions or interpretations of a
stressor, and personality factors
ex. Fears, worrying about future events,
Perfectionism, lack of
assertiveness, negative self-talk.
How our bodies adapt to stress
General Adaptation Syndrome
1. Alarm Stage
2. Stage of Adaptation
3. Stage of Exhaustion
Irrational Beliefs about…
I do not deserve positive attention from others.
I should never burden others with my problems or fears.
I am junk.
I am uncreative, nonproductive, ineffective, and
I am worthless.
No one cares about anyone else.
People are out to get whatever they can from you; you
always end up being used
What counts in life is others’ opinions of you
There is a loser in every fight, so avoid fights at all