Stress management for your physical and mental well being.

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Stress management for your physical and mental well being. Knowing when you are stressed, what is causing you stress and how to deal with stress will immensly help you to lead a stress fee happy life. This presentation covers various aspects of stress and few pointers on how to deal with it.

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  • General adaptation syndrome, or GAS, is a term used to describe the body's short-term and long-term reactions to stress.
  • Stress management for your physical and mental well being.

    1. 1. STRESS MANAGEMENT LOSHY CHANDRAN
    2. 2. The human reaction to events in our environment. Han Selye defines stress as wear and tear on the body WHAT IS STRESS ?
    3. 3. Getting into college Getting married First day of the job. EUSTRESS
    4. 4. KNOW YOUR STRESS ▪ General Stress ▪ Cumulative Stress ▪ Acute Traumatic Stress ▪ Post Traumatic Stress
    5. 5. Everyone has this kind of Stress. It resolves itself within a day or two. No intervention is necessarily required. 1. GENERAL STRESS
    6. 6. Stress builds up in our body. It becomes more difficult to alleviate your symptoms You may have more serious symptoms. You may have ore serious mental anguish. Camel breakdown Story. 2. CUMULATIVE STRESS
    7. 7. Critical Incident Stress. Produces considerable psychological distress. 3. ACUTE TRAUMATIC STRESS
    8. 8. Severe stress produced by severe psychological trauma. Created by unresolved critical incident stress. Produces lasting changes. 4. POST TRAUMATIC STRESS
    9. 9. GENERAL ADAPTATION SYNDROME Stage 1: Alarm Reaction Stage 2: Stage of Resistance Stage 3: Stage of Exhaustion
    10. 10. SHORT TERM PHYSICAL STRESS SYMPTOMS ▪ Dry Mouth ▪ Cool Skin ▪ Cold hands and feet ▪ Increased sweating ▪ Rapid breathing ▪ Faster heart rate ▪ Tense muscles ▪ Feelings of nausea ▪ Butterflies in your stomach ▪ Diarrhea ▪ A desire to urinate
    11. 11. LONG TERM PHYSICAL STRESS SYMPTOMS Insomnia Change in Appetite Aches and pains Frequent colds Feelings of intense and long term tiredness Prone to illness
    12. 12. BEHAVIORAL STRESS SYMPTOMS Talking too fast Talking too loud Twitching Nail biting Grinding teeth Pacing Over reacting Emotional Irritable Irrational Defensive Hostile Aggressive
    13. 13. PERFORMANCE STRESS SYMPTOMS ▪ You may not make good decisions ▪ Your fine motor skills are affected ▪ You may no longer enjoy your work ▪ Your attention span may be affected ▪ You may have more negative thoughts ▪ Your self confidence will suffer ▪ You may have difficultly concentrating ▪ All of your positive energy is consumed ▪ Your may have poor memory
    14. 14. HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS?
    15. 15. FOCUS ON YOUR DIET Examine your diet ▪ Lower your salt intake ▪ Lower your intake of refined sugars and carbohydrates ▪ Lower your caffeine intake Add to your diet ▪ Vegetables ▪ Fruits ▪ Complex carbohydrates ▪ Vitamins ▪ Water
    16. 16. REST Get a minimum of 6 hours of continuous sleep
    17. 17. EXERCISE ▪ Exercise at least twenty minutes, five times a week. ▪ Break a sweat to release endorphins. ▪ Practice Yoga, Meditation and breathing techniques.
    18. 18. SHARE Talk things out with someone you trust – a family member or a good friend
    19. 19. BE ORGANIZED ▪ Make an increased effort to organize your life ▪ Ask for help ▪ Delegate things when you need to
    20. 20. CONTROL ANGER ▪ Learn to manage your anger ▪ Anger affects your health ▪ Anger causes you to over react to many situations
    21. 21. PLAY THERAPY ▪ Fill your life with fun things to do ! ▪ Keep your sense of humor
    22. 22. HEALTHY LIVING TIPS ▪ Act appropriately – don’t simply react to stressful situations. ▪ Find balance in all that you do. ▪ Don't consider Alcohol, Drugs, Medicines and pills as easy stress busters. ▪ Create a lengthy list of things that will help you relax.
    23. 23. HEALTHY LIVING TIPS ▪ Relaxing needs to be part of your daily routine. ▪ Schedule “me” time. ▪Be Optimistic.
    24. 24. BENEFITS OF STRESS MANAGEMENT ▪ Physical health gets better - more energy and stamina ▪ Emotions stabilized - positive attitude - hopeful/happier ▪ Ability to focus improved - able to learn and achieve
    25. 25. RELAX……

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