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Powerful Stress Management Techniques

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“It is not stress that kills us but rather our response to it” – Hans Selye. Our stress management tips given in this presentation gives you the ability to alter your response to the event. Stress in the workplace can be handled with greater ease when you use effective stress management techniques.

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Powerful Stress Management Techniques

  1. 1. Managing Stress
  2. 2. What is Stress?  A physical and emotional reaction to pressure, change, fear or the unknown.  It is your total response to an environmental condition or stimulus, also known as a stressor
  3. 3. Work Stress  Also known as Occupational Stress  It is “the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand placed on them at work.”  Stress is not an illness – it is a state. However, if it becomes excessive and prolonged, mental and physical illness may develop.
  4. 4. Stages of Stress ALARM STAGE RESISTANCE STAGE EXHAUSTION STAGE
  5. 5. Factors Influencing Work Stress  Demands  Relationships  Change  Management Style  Working Conditions
  6. 6. ABC Strategy A= Awareness B= Balance C = Control
  7. 7. How to Manage Stress Action Oriented:  Managing your time:  Identify where you can improve and use time management tools like to-do lists etc.  Managing other people:  People can be a significant source of stress. Being assertive and managing conflicts will ensure that your needs are addressed.  Managing your work environment:  Workspace stress can come from irritating, frustrating or uncomfortable conditions workspace. Take action to minimize stress in this environment
  8. 8. How to Manage Stress Emotion Oriented Approaches: Emotion oriented approaches are useful when the stress you are experiencing comes from the way you perceive a situation.  Be aware, use rational & positive thinking to change the way you perceive stressful events  Use affirmations & imagery to overcome short- term negative thinking
  9. 9. How to Manage Stress Acceptance Oriented Approach: Acceptance-oriented approaches apply to situations where you have no power to change what happens, and where situations are genuinely bad.  Use techniques like meditation and physical relaxation to calm yourself when you feel stressed.  Take advantage of your support network – this could include your friends and family, as well as people at work and professional providers, such as counselors or family doctors.  Get enough exercise and sleep, and learn how to make the most of your down time, so that you can recover from stressful events.  Learn how to cope with change and build resilience, so that you can overcome setbacks.
  10. 10. In Conclusion  To control your stress, conduct a job analysis, so that you know your most important priorities at work.  Learn good time management strategies, so that you can handle your priorities effectively.  Try to let go of negative thinking habits, and become a positive thinker by using affirmations and visualization.  Create defenses against stressful situations that you cannot control – use your network, be sure to get enough exercise and sleep, and learn how to relax.

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