As you begin to experience a stressful event or perceive something to be stressful psychological changes occur in your body. This experience or perception disrupts your body’s normal balance and immediately your body begins to respond to the stressor(s) as effectively as possible.
During this stage your body tries to cope or adapt to the stressors by beginning a process of repairing any damage the stressor has caused. Your friends, family or co-workers may notice changes in you before you do so it is important to examine their feedback to make sure you do not reach overload.
If you said yes to many work stressors , you might consider one of the following…
Consult with a counselor about time management and/or priority setting
Seek out a tutor or other study skills help
Talk to the career center about work style
If you said yes to many people stressors , you might consider one of the following…
Talk to a friend, RA or counselor about the problem
Go to a program on assertiveness training and/or conflict
Take an interpersonal communication class
If you said yes to many mind stressors , you are experiencing a lot of internally generated stress.
Information or counseling on self talk, irrational beliefs and reinterpretation might be a good place to start.
If you said yes to many body stressors , then try the following…
Choose healthy foods
Change your environment (lighting, space, etc.)
Reduce or eliminate caffeine, nicotine and alcohol intake
Get enough sleep
I’M IN CONTROL DISTRESS RELIEF STRATEGIES Feeling good about yourselves can be an effective buffer against stress. Eliminate unnecessary worries. Most worries are either passed on to us by another or conjured up in our imagination.