2Opening Statement 1“Stress is not necessarily somethingbad – it all depends on how you takeit. The stress of exhilarating,creative successful work isbeneficial, while that of failure,humiliation or infection isdetrimental.“Hans Selye, 1956 (one the founding fathers ofStress Research)
3 Opening Statement 2Everyone is subject to stress on a daily basis. Just think about whathappens during the course of a normal day. The weather is eithertoo hot or too cold. You may be bothered by a craving for somethingyou know you shouldn’t eat. You have too many responsibilities,your boss will get angry if you are a few minutes late for work, someunexpected expense arises that throws your budget out of balance,etc. All these little things are likely to cause stress.In fact, any stimulus that you perceive as a threat to your physical orpsychological equilibrium becomes a stress factor. Causes of stressare so numerous and varied that it is all but impossible to avoidthem.Source: Vary Byrau, in the book “How to use Stress to stay in Shape”
8Definition of StressThis is a condition or feeling experienced when aperson perceives that "demands exceed thepersonal and social resources the individual isable to mobilize.“ Source: Richard S Lazarus.It is what we feel when we think weve lostcontrol of events.
9 Definition of Stress … contd1. Mental Pressure.2.Pressure or worry caused by the problems in somebody’s life.Source: Oxford Advanced learners Dictionary 2010
10Symptom of Stress Lack of concentration, Sleeplessness and Decreases energy level, tiredness, Difficulty in decision making, Hair fall and headaches, Reduced productivity, Muscle tension in neck Increased conflicts among co and shoulders, workers, Lack of job satisfaction, Loss of interest in work, Depression and anxiety, Skin and eye infection, Lack of internal energy, Confused mind state and many more.
11Stress Management Strategies andTechniques1. Action-based Strategies2. Perception-based Strategies3. Coping Strategies4. Managing performance5. Relaxing and Sleeping6. Improving Self – confidence and Self –esteem7. Managing your anger
12Stress Management Strategies andTechniques .. contdAction-based Strategies Perception-Based Strategies i. Analyze your job i. Learn about positive thinking and zero in on what and negative thinking. Be a your job is about. positive thinker. ii. Manage your ii. Be aware of your thoughts, boundaries and think rationally and be ensure that others positively inclined. respect your needs iii. Restructure cognitively, this iii. Be aware of your will reduce stress by limits! What is your changing the way you think breaking -point?
13Stress Management Strategies andTechniques .. contd Coping Strategies Managing performance i. Find peace amid chaos i. Plan ahead to reduce ii. Learn simple performance stress. meditation techniques iii. Learn to stay calm – Be ii. Focus or centering will help patient. you to gain control before iv. Take a vacation. performance Prepare to make the most of your precious time and have alternative activity such as reading or listening to an audio book during travel to minimize travel – related stress.
14Stress Management Strategies andTechniques .. contd Improving Self – confidence and Relaxing and Sleeping Self –esteem These are some of the i. Improve your self-confidence physical relaxation by building self-efficacy or techniques: competence. i. Have a deep ii. Prepare yourself for success breathing exercise always. or you will be met with failure! ii. Leave work at Work. iii. Improve your self-esteem by iii. Rest, relax and improving the way you feel sleep. about yourself. iv. Plan your day fresh iv. Beat self-sabotage. Don ‘t and when full of shot your right-foot! energy. Recognize and overcome this.
15 Stress Management Strategies and Techniques .. contdManaging your anger These are some of the physical relaxation techniques: i. Learn to control your anger before it controls you. Be the master not the slave of your emotions! ii. Learn to control aggression if need be.
16Parting Shot - WarningStress can cause severe health problems and, in extremecases, can cause death. While these stress managementStrategies and techniques above have been appreciatedto have a positive effect on reducing stress, they are forguidance only, and Participants should take or seek theadvice of suitably qualified health professionals if theyhave any specific concerns over stress-related illnesses orif stress is causing significant or persistent unhappiness.Health professionals should also be consulted before anymajor change in diet or levels of exercise.
17 Post Presentation – Take Away• E-book by Vary Byrau : How to use Stress to stay in Shape.• Audio by Brian Tracy: Crunch Time
18Post Presentation – Comments &QuestionsWhy do people who have worked in stressfulconditions like Bankers succumb to stress-related diseases when they are retired /retrenched?Source: Participant