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5 Inexpesive Ways to Deal with Stress



Stress is part of life, but there are different ways on how to deal with it. In this presentation, we listed 5 inexpensive approaches to cope with stressors.

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5 Inexpesive Ways to Deal with Stress

  1. 1. Stress is our response to a real or perceived threat that disturbs our physical, emotional, or mental stability.
  2. 2. Psychologist Connie Lillas categorizes our stress responses through a driving analogy. FOOT ON GAS An angry, agitated, or “fight” stress response. FOOT ON THE BRAKE A withdrawn, depressed, or “flight” stress response. FOOT ON BOTH A tense or “freeze” stress response. Source: HelpGuide
  3. 3. Stress can be healthy, but once it becomes chronic, it can lead to serious health problems. Mental Health depression, anxiety, personality disorders Obesity and eating disorders Gastrointestinal GERD, gastritis, irritable colon Skin and hair acne, eczema, hair loss Cardiovascular heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke Reproductive menstrual problems in women, premature ejaculation in men, loss of sexual desire Source: WebMD
  4. 4. Here are some stressful figures on the effects of stress: 42% of employees have changed jobs because of stress 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. 75% - 90% of all doctor's office visits are for stress- related ailments and complaintsSource: Forbes | WebMD
  5. 5. Unfortunately stress is part of life, so let’s learn how to gracefully deal with it. Inexpensively. “It’s not stress that kills us, it is our reaction to it.” Hans Selye
  6. 6. Meditate. Live in the present moment. Johns Hopkins University researchers reviewed nearly 19,000 meditation studies and uncovered that mindfulness meditation can help reduce psychological stress. Source: JAMA Network
  7. 7. Go for a walk in the woods with friends. Researchers evaluated nearly 2,000 participants from the Walking for Health program. Results showed that nature- based group walks were associated with lower perceived stress. Source: Health System University of Michigan
  8. 8. Be optimistic. See the glass as half-full. Carnegie Mellon University researchers discovered that positive people have more stable stress hormones. Source: PyschCentral
  9. 9. Exercise. Stay in good shape. Based on the results of a mice experiment, Princeton University researchers deduced that sedentary people are more susceptible to undesirable aspects of stress than active people. Source: The New York Times
  10. 10. Find your green thumb and start a garden. Researchers in Netherlands surprisingly found out that gardening decreases more stress hormones than reading. Source: Mind the Science Gap
  11. 11. In every life we have some trouble But when you worry you make it double Don't worry, be happy Don't worry, be happy now
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