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Coping with Stress in an Organization
Coping With Stress In An Organization
26 November 1994
Table of Contents
I. Introduction II. Defining Stress III. Types of Stress IV. How to Handle Stress V. Recognizing Stress VI. The Military and Stress VII. Summary
I. INTRODUCTION
Since the beginning of mankind there has always been some kind of stress affecting how people feel, act and cope with situations. In this paper we
will look at the definition of stress and what causes people to have stress. Then we will see how different people handle stress and show how not all
individuals have the same tolerance for stress. The next thing that will be discussed is how managers in organizations can recognize and reduce the
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When people think of physical work environment they usually think of some type of hard labor. But its not confined only to physical labor, it also
encompasses other factors such as noise, temperature, lighting, and pollution.4
So that means even people in business and people in construction both have some kind of physical work environment stressors. Stress from noise
doesn't have to be caused from loud sounds. It could be the sound of the air conditioner or maybe even the silence of some one who is sitting next to
you and you know they are watching what you do. Temperature also adds to frustration and therefore causes stress. Whether its from working out in
the blazing sun or from sitting beside the air conditioner, they both can lead to stressful situations. Light can cause stress because of being to high, to
low, or the wrong type. Any of these can make a person strain their eyes thus make them more susceptible to stress. When you put all the individual
and physical stressors together you can see why job stress is drawing more and more attention.
IV. HOW TO HANDLE STRESS
Although every person handles stress in their own particular way they all basically go through the same stages. Professor Hans Selye called these
stages the 'general adaptation syndrome'.5 He says that the body adjust to stress in three stages; (1) alarm reaction, (2) adaptation, and (3) exhaustion.
Alarm reaction is where a
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Essay Conclusion On Stress
Introduction
Stress is a normal reaction to life events. It is what you feel when life demands more than you are used to or more than you can handle. Some stress
can be useful. For example, the stress reaction can help you catch the last bus of the day, study for a test, or meet a deadline at work. But stress that
occurs too often or for too long can cause problems. It can affect your emotional health and interfere with relationships and normal daily activities. Too
much stress can weaken your immune system and increase your risk for physical illness. If you already have a medical problem, stress can make it
worse.
What are the causes?
All sorts of life events may cause stress. An event that causes stress for one person may not be...show more content...
He or she may diagnose this condition based on:
Your symptoms. Yourhealth care provider will ask questions about your symptoms and any stressful life events.
Medical history. Your health care provider will ask you questions about any medical problems you have had in the past.
You may also have other tests, including blood tests.
Certain medical conditions and medicine can cause physical symptoms similar to stress. Mental illness can cause emotional symptoms and unhealthy
behaviors similar to stress. Your health care provider may refer you to a mental health professional for further evaluation.
How is this treated?
Stress management is the recommended treatment for stress. The goals of stress management are reducing stressful life events and coping with stress
in healthy ways.
Techniques for reducing stressful life events include the following:
Stress identification. Monitor yourself for stress and identify what causes stress for you. These skills may help you to avoid some stressful events.
Time management. Set your priorities, keep a calendar of events, and learn to say "no." These tools can help you avoid making too many commitments.
Techniques for coping with stress include the following:
Rethinking the problem. Try to think realistically about stressful events rather than ignoring them or overreacting. Try to find the positives in a
stressful situation rather than focusing on the negatives.
Exercise. Physical exercise can release both
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Coping Stress
Students Coping with College Life and Stress In the present day, there are many common factors amongst college students, that may lead a student to
feel overwhelmed. Some students may face depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, along with other challenges. However, there are ways for
college students to cope with what they are dealing with. Coping with these stresses will be an advantage for students. It is important to know what
the causes are for students who are overwhelmed, who it affects, ways of coping, and the benefits of coping.
Causes
There are many reasons why college students may feel stressed and overworked. Students who are in their first year of college may feel an added
pressure due to several factors. First, some...show more content...
If students understood ways to cope or manage their stress, they can avoid problems that may arise.
Coping
There are numerous ways that one can cope with college. Coping can reduce stress and allow students to put energy towards something positive.
Delfino et al. (2015) conducted a study that showed several methods that people can use to cope. Some individuals looked towards emotional
support from family and or peers. While others, turned to work or other activities to ease their minds. Some activities can include hanging out
with friends, joining clubs or being a part of a sports team. Hobbies are also a great stress managing strategy. Reading a book or simply putting
energy towards a task can take someone's worries away. There were certain individuals who turned to their religion and choose to pray or meditate.
Not only can individuals do the tasks listed above, but they can also go to counselors at their schools. Some people may find it easier to turn to
someone that they do not know. By talking about their feeling and thoughts, it can help students release some unwanted stress from their shoulders.
Counselors could also provide advice and ways to prevent unadded stress to their lives. It is easy for students to turn to negative coping strategies
such as drinking and drugs. However, it is advisable to avoid drugs and alcohol, since it
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Coping with Stress Essay
Stress is part of our lives. We live with it, deal with it, and above all worry about it. Our way of life, the area in which we live, the economy, and our
jobs can cause a great deal of stress. Not everyone deals with the same level of stress and there are several factors that can impact our lives and cause
us to have higher or lower stress levels. We can have stress caused by Cataclysmic events which according to Feldman (2009) are events that can affect
many people at the same time and are "disasters such as tornado and plane crashes, as well as terrorist attacks". (p418). Other factors are personal
stressors and can be caused by events such as a divorce, death or a loved one or the loss of a job. (Feldman, 2009). The...show more content...
These are stressors we live with and deal with on a daily basis.
Work Stress and Mental Health Some people have higher levels of stress because they might have a very stressful job. Police officers, fire fighters,
soldiers in a war zone, health care providers, long distance truck drivers, and yes, even educators (think of a classroom full of students where you
are responsible for making sure that they are learning the skills they need to succeed) have very stressful jobs. According to Elkin and Rosch
(1990) workplace related stress in a major problem in the U.S. and it creates a major expense for corporations. Koeske, Kirk, and Koeske (1993)
indicate that all jobs have some level of stress but jobs that are in the human services have additional stressors because they "derive from intense
involvement in the lives of others". (p.319). They also refer to the type of stress experienced by individuals working in human services as
"burnout" (Koeske, Kirk, and Koeske, 1993, p.319). Another factor that can influence our stress level is how we handle life's demands. There are
different ways of reacting to the situations we face every day of our lives. We have all heard of expressions such as 'road rage' and 'going postal'.
These are terms that we have come to identified with violent reactions to stressors caused by situations all of us face every day. How many of us have
experiences in the road that
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Essay on Coping with Stress at Work
Stress at Work There are many jobs in the world and many professionals carrying them out. Every worker has a task to complete and it isn't always
easy. Jobs can demand a lot and specific deadlines of when things need to be done. Some jobs require workers to have more than just one
responsibility. Meeting deadlines and being responsible of other tasks can be a bit stressing at times. Stress is not only at home but it is also suffered
in jobs, some more than others. Many workers experience job stress and don't receive help to cope with it. They may feel alone in this situation or
may not know what to do about it. Not everyone goes through it the same way but that is exactly why they must receive help. Stress can become a
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These jobs ensure other peoples safety and the professionals are required to be ready for anything. These jobs are considered stressful because
they require the safety of others and the professionals must prepare themselves to be ready in case an unpredictable situation occurs. Like these
jobs there are many more that can cause stress and they don't necessarily have to involve the wellness of other people or their safety. Each job has
its obstacles and not everyone is fit to deal with them on their own. Having a job where others depend on you for their safety can cause a lot of
pressure on the workers and can stress them out. Jobs with high levels of stress among workers should offer help to their employees. Not only for
their health but also for improvement in the workplace. Job stress can affect not only an employee's health but also their productivity in the workplace.
It is important for employers to recognize the changes in their employees. Stress can be dangerous because exposure to long–term stress can harm the
body, it can influence high blood pressure and heart disease (How Stress Affects the Body). As workers begin to experience job stress, it can begin to
affect their health as they continue
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Coping With Stress And Burnout Essay
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Coping with Stress and Burnout in the Pediatric Oncology Nursing Field
Erica R. Keim
Bloomsburg University¬¬¬
Abstract
Background. Pediatric Oncology Nursing is nursing that involves the care of children under the age of eighteen that have been diagnosed with cancer.
This field of work is commonly associated with burnout and high levels of stress among the working staff. Although prevalent in every workplace,
causes and coping methods of both burnout and stress have been neglected. Recent studies, however, have provided a better insight into various
methods of coping with burnout for Pediatric Oncology Nurses. The purpose of this article is to explore and explain the causes and symptoms of
burnout in the nursing field, as well as to inform future nurses and current nurses of the methods of coping with stress and burnout in the Pediatric
Oncology Nursing field.
Keywords: pediatric oncology, stress, burnout, coping
Coping with Stress and Burnout in the Pediatric Oncology Nursing Field
Introduction
Across the world, hundreds of thousands of nurses are employed in the field of Pediatric Oncology. Unfortunately, many of these nurses' experiences
involve severe stress and burnout after just a few years in the field. Burnout, characterized by: emotional exhaustion, increased distance from patients,
reduced empathy, and a diminished sense of accomplishment, is a common issue throughout the health care system (Moody, et al., 2013). In the
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Dealing With Stress in Life Essay
The times that hair–pulling seems to prevail over other activities in life. The hair pulling is just one symptom of stress. Everyone will at some point in
their life come across stress. Stress is our learning of the environmental events and accommodating to coincide. Some symptoms to mention that can be
noticed are being irritable and tired from not sleeping well, unable to concentrate, and having emotional outbursts.
Different types of stress that exist can fall under a category of stressors including appraising, conflict, defenses, frustration, learned helplessness,
micro, nature of threat, and urban. An appraising stressor is how we determine if an event of life is stressful in a sense of threat or if a chance at a
challenge....show more content...
Defense stressors are mechanisms in any mental process used to avoid, deny, or distort sources of threat or anxiety, including threats to one's self image.
A micro stressor or also called a hassle, a day–to–day annoyance. The nature of threat stressor is our feeling of control or lack thereof. When we feel we
cannot control our close proximity surroundings, this can lead to feeling emotionally stressed. Last on the list but not the least is the urban stressor.
The urban stressor is the constant nag about large cities, traffic congestions, pollution, crime, and impersonality's.
One, two or three of the above listed stressors together might not be bad, but in some people these may seem to run their life. Constant bombardment of
stressors can lead to numerous problems emotionally and physically. Some emotional signs may include anxiety, apathy, irritability, and mental fatigue
with behavioral signs being avoiding responsibilities, extreme or self destructive behavior, self neglect, and poor judgment. Physical signs include
excessive worry about illness, frequent illness, exhaustion, overusing medicines, physical aliment and complaints.
Coping with stress involves both emotion–focused coping and problem–focused coping. The emotion focused coping is managing our mental state in
dealing with the issue. The problem–focused coping is looking at dealing with and solving the distressing event head on. In life's events the body will
react, and
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Reflection On Coping With Stress
I have learned that I am not doing so well in coping with stress from life since I have been taking this class. Many different things that I have not
paid attention to as warning signs not just to my emotions, but also to my health. First, we have to define what the word adjustment is in physiology
to be able to understand how to deal with everyday stressors and situations that arise in our lives. "Adjustment is the physiological process of
adapting, coping with and managing." (Santrock, 2006. P.5). Everyday life situations and challenges that we face. I feel that I handle stress at work
as it comes in a good manner always trying to find ways to solve the issues even though I need to learn more self–control and how to divert that stress
...show more content...
Today I have learned to take things with a
Grain of salt and to move pass what people thought of me or perceived me to be. I have learned to be expressive and open to new things and ideals. I
believe that going to work in a plant setting made me change from a shy person into someone who now has the confidence to do anything I set out
to achieve. Balancing a family, social life, work and school has been a challenge that I have made it a priority to put my family first and not the
job I do. Going back to school was not about a promotion in the workplace, but about me accomplishing something that others said in my past that I
would not achieve. This is for me and no one else to finish and get a degree so that I can prove to myself and to others it can be done with the right
prospective. Coping with issues have been a strong point with me since this disease has hit me and I deal with life as it comes. I am learning to enjoy
each day even though I do not feel good and have learned to push forward even when I am sick to accomplish my goals in life. With each new day
new challenges arise and I must look at them and analyzing what needs to be done sand then take the steps to accomplish and overcome those areas
that may have been weak once, but now have become a building block for success and accomplishment. The need to celebrate the little victories as
well as the big ones is important to me at this time and finding
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Coping With Stress Essay
College is all about accomplishing schoolwork at the wee hours, and waking up early in the morning to run errands; surviving college requires
diligence, and is definitely stressful. Many researchers have their own definition of stress, but the primary definition of stress is it is a subjective
feeling produced by events perceived as being threatening and uncontrollable. Similarly, there are a number of events that can be stressful to people
from minor to chronic events, and these events that cause people to be stressed out is called stressors. There are three types of stressors, namely:
minor hassles, major life changes, and catastrophic events. Minor hassles occur every day, for example, completing an overdue assignment; whereas
...show more content...
The attribution style is divided into two, namely: pessimistic style and optimistic style. Individuals who are optimistic believe that when bad things
happened to them it is not their fault, and the effects will only be temporary. On the other hand, individuals who are pessimistic believe that when
bad things happened to them it is their fault, and all aspects of their life will be affected. Individuals who are under negative emotional states such
like anxiety, depression, and helplessness are more likely to get sick or have delay recoveries. People from all nations experience being under stress,
and they all have their own strategies on how to cope it. Some people relax, exercise, solve their problems, change their perspective on the problems,
and this involves the adaptive coping. On the other hand, others use alcohol, drugs or overeat to escape from their problems, and this involves the
maladaptive coping. Another strategy to manage stress is getting rid of negative attitudes, confess, give up the thoughts that produce resentments and
replace them with a different perspective. There are so many coping strategies; if individuals fail to tolerate their stress, they can be sick. I strongly
believe that negative attitudes are unhealthful, while positive attitudes are indeed healthful. One of my aunts is under the Type A personality; she is
always angry or impatient,
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Reflection Paper On Coping With Stress
Each person suffers from stress at some point in their life whether it is short–term or chronic. The way I would describe stress would be an excess of
pressure one feels in everyday life. This can be caused by deadlines, illness, change, emotional problems, etc. Everyone has different coping
mechanisms to manage stress, but not all methods of coping are healthy. The stressmanagement course at the College of Western Idaho has taught me
the proper ways of handling stress. Based on the coping methods I have learned this semester, I have developed a three–month holistic stress
management strategy and plan. Making a major life change which aids in coping with stress is a challenge, so it is wise to start with small
modifications to one's daily life. The first step is to start participating in yoga. If one is new to yoga or they have not practiced yoga in a long time,
start with Hatha. Hatha is the most basic form of yoga and is meant for beginners. Starting with a form of yoga meant for the average novice helps
decrease the risk of injury. Hatha is also a slow–moving form of yoga which is more relaxing and can help ease a stress–filled mind. After practicing
yoga, it is common to meditate. This helps calm the mind and puts everyday stressors into a different perspective. When I feel stressed, I tend to
catastrophize the situation and my mind cannot stay calm. The practice of yoga and meditation would help calm my mind if I begin to feel
overwhelmed or stressed. Once one has
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Stress Response To Managing And Coping Essay
1.Review the debate about adaptation to, managing, and coping with stressor events. In your opinion, how do these reactions to stress relate to
resilience?
Stress reactions such as adaptation to, managing, and coping, relate to resilience because they are all examples of the term. Furthermore, these stress
reactions like resilience focus on family strengths and wellness. More specifically, coping requires a family to build skills through direct action. For
example, if the car is broken down, the family may focus on the strengths of the family by utilizing their mechanic skills, or learning new mechanical
skills. Adaptation follows a similar pattern, if we take the exact situation with the issue concerning the car, the family may just choose
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Essay On Stress And Coping
Introduction
Becoming older is looked upon as a normal continuum of one's life where individuals get older as the time goes on and their visual appearance change.
People describe ageing process were individual appearances start to change and we can see differences in their skin tones, changes in their hair
appearance and wrinkles or so called smile lines that we get on our face especially around our eyes as we get older. Biologically speaking our body is
made up of cells that make up our organs which are part of our organ cells. Cells also get older and die were new ones are created in their place. As we
get older the production of newer cells becomes less effective and slower. When a person experiences high levels of stress it can turn...show more
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Stress is not always negative but can also have positive outcomes. As we deal with stress we learn how to manage it and adept to certain situations.
Neuroendocrine stress can be bad for our health and can impact function of our cells. Many theories were put in place on how stress reacts within
our bodies. It was believed that fight or flight was affected by stress and each person took either route when dealing with stress. Modern theories
focus more on that each individual person and their bodies react differently when they face stress. Stress can affect endocrine hormones which
affects metabolism and can cause us to gain weight. Stress can cause chronic diseases to occur later in one's life. Elderly people are mostly prone to
effects of stress as their homeostasis is already down. Being exposed to stress early on can be also beneficial and can result in developing new skills
on management of stress and help an individual mature faster.
Mindfulness
Stress that one experiences in their lifetime can accumulate become chronic and effect their mental and physical health. A study was completed on 134
healthy individuals whom were screened for depressive symptoms and their severity were they reported their health statuses by using self–reporting
patient health questionnaires. Participant's mental and physical health was looked by exploring their life stresses and their mindfulness attention of
their stress. It was found
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Coping With Stress And Stress
In a research, it is shown that 80% of the adults from the age of 30 – 50 admit that they have had a lot of stress in the past year. (Ted Talks, 2013)
Adults who are working say work stress is the most major stress that they have. (Delvin, 2011) In Canada, the percentage of the population
experiencing high level of stress has not decreased but increased since 2003. From the year 2012 to 2013, the percentage has already risen from
22.7% to 23.0%. Despite of the small change in numbers, it is a observed trend that more people reported feeling 'extremely stressed'. (Statistics
Canada, 2014) (Statistics Canada, 2014) Strategies currently in place to address this issue There is no official way yet definitely more than one way
of coping with stress. Since coping with stress is a personal issue, and the impact of stress on individuals are different. Methods or means taken to deal
with stress are considered a rather personal measure. Psychologists, scientists and health associations publish books and give lectures to teach people
ways to manage and beat stress. Some people go to therapists and psychiatrists when they have stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy, (CBT) is one of the
leading treatments in Canada. (Delvin, 2011) It is a counseling therapy where therapists assist people to use their thoughts to control their moods,
altering their attitude and method of facing stress. Some of the most common advices are time management, meditation, seek help, relaxation, laugh,
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Mechanisms Of Coping With Stress
Coping with Stress
Blake is a new nurse who recently graduated from her institution and just got a wonderful opportunity to work as an LVN in one of Fresno's most
prestigious level 1 trauma centers at Community Regional Medical Center. On her first day she had to jump right in! Taking heavy workloads,
charting, long hours; all of this was new to her and she became very stressed, very early on. To cope with that stress she would drink every night
when she got home and get very agitated when things were not going as planned? Are these responsible and effective coping mechanisms that Blake
has taken on, or can she cope in a different way? Coping Mechanisms
Coping mechanisms are the strategies people often use in the face of stress and/or trauma to help manage difficult and/or painful emotions
(Goodtherapy.org 2017). These mechanisms help people adjust to stressful situations while still being able to maintain their emotional well–being.
There are negative and positive ways of coping, but you want to find more positive ways to deal with your stress fore it is the healthiest for the body,
mind, and spirit.
Positive Coping Mechanisms1
Positive coping is more than just a behavior. This form of coping is a skill that you develop to get through the tough times so don't be too down on
yourself if you don't grasp it right away. Naturally we want to be down on ourselves and drown in our own self pity but we must adapt to a new way of
living to keep our minds free of stress by any means
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Coping With Stress Essay
In America and around the world everyday people have stress and they find ways to cope. Stress is a person's feeling that is created by our body when
there is certain event that can cause tension to strain upon our physical, mental, and emotional state. Stress can be caused by being in college, the tests,
homework, clinicals and state boards can have an overwhelming amount of pressure. Stress can be physical and mental strain on our body, this can be
very harmful. The tragic loss of a loved one can cause tremendous amount of stress. Learning to cope with the diverse types of stress can be beneficial
to our health. There are pharmacological ways to help with stress and non–pharmacological ways. Each person copes with stress in their own...show
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Transitioning to life at college is exciting and stressful, this will be the best time of their life. Coping with stress during the first year at college,
becomes important due to their social–emotional adjustments, but also their academic success. College student's main stressors is their academics
comes in at 50%, and managing time comes in at 43% (DeRosier, 2013). When I became a college student I wasn't sure what to expect. I am an
older college student, that changed from one school to an online school was bit stressful to say the least. Learning how online school worked
seemed harder than it was. Once I got everything figured out I planned on how to make my classes work for me and the time I had. I do one set of
classes the first part of the week and the second class I worked on it toward the end of the week. It still is stressful but managing my time helps.
Adding clinicals into the mix made me stress even more. I wasn't sure how I would keep up with my school work. I learned that doing breathing
exercise, and just taking a break when I feel overwhelmed. When stressed about school you must find out what works for you.
Life's most Stressful Events is the Loss of a Loved One When we experience loss the fight or flight response kicks in, and wanting to run from what is
happening to you. Family stress can be defined from a family, such as death, divorces or even unemployment. A sudden and traumatic loss of a loved
one can be
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How Do You Handle Stress Essay
How Do You Handle Stress? Stress is part our daily lives. It makes us want to work harder or improve ourselves. However, too much stress can
take its toll on your body. You could lose sleep and even increase your risk of chronic disease. How do you handle stress? There are, in fact, several
ways to cope with stress. Here are some ideas for dealing with stress to help you avoid unnecessary strain on your physical and mental health. Part 1:
How Do You Handle Stress? 1.Avoid too much caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine. The worst way to deal with stress is use cigarettes, alcohol or coffee to
stimulate your mind and body to be able to work harder. However, these stimulants may increase your stress levels further. So then, how do you handle
stress? Instead of these substances, try drinking herbal tea or natural fruit juice to give you...show more content...
Exercise more. Stress increases the production of cortisol and adrenaline in your body. These stress hormones are released as your "fight or flight"
mechanism to protect you from harm. To counteract these, try to engage in more physical activity, which increases your "feel good" hormones
and reduces your stress hormones, thus restoring your mind and body to a more relaxed state. It will also improve your sleep quality. 3.Sleep
more. Stress causes loss of sleep and lack of sleep causes stress. But instead of taking sleep medications, try to relax before going to bed. Use your
bed only to sleep and avoid doing other activities such as reading, using the computer or watching TV on your bed. You can also take a warm bath or
read a light book to relax before sleeping. Aim for regular sleeping hours so that your body gets used to a healthy bedtime routine. 4.Use relaxation
techniques. Try practicing some stress reduction techniques. These include self–hypnosis, focusing on a positive mantra, and disregarding negative
thoughts. This may take some time to develop, but with practice you can learn the art of relaxation. 5.Talk to a
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Strategies for Coping with Stress Essay examples
Strategies for Coping with Stress
Stress has been defined as a pattern of negative physiological and psychological processes occurring in situations where people perceive threats to
their well being which they may be unable to meet. These situations involve stimuli which can be either real or imagines and are generally known as
stressors.
Stressors come in many forms; for example, they can be cataclysmic such as life disasters including floods and earthquakes and also things such as
rape and abuse. But they can also quite insignificant things such as being late for work or stuck in traffic – these are generally known as life's little
hassles.
Although stressors are mainly seen as negative,...show more content...
There is also the problem of prolonged and severe stress as many people's lifestyles can easily produce stressors and this increases their chances of a
stress related illness.
Much of the research regarding stressors and their long–term effects on the body comes from Seyle's General Adaptation Syndrome (1956). A lot of
Seyle's research was based on using laboratory animals and his results showed that constant exposure to severe stressors produces three physiological
phases, the first phase is alarm reaction, and this showed the bodies physiological response to a situation with stressful stimuli. Phase two was known
as the stage of resistance in which if the stressful stimuli (stressor) persists or is not dealt with correctly the body seeks to maintain arousal at a
constant lower level. The final phase was the stage of exhaustion where by eventually the continued high arousal levels exhaust the body's resources
producing both negative physiological and psychological effects.
The extent to which people can adapt to a stressor depends on the individual and how they perceive the stressful stimuli because people's emotions
seem to be able to cope with short–term events where as the physiological response our body's produce coincides with our negative emotions and so
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Psychological Stress Essay
Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully. Stress can be defined as "An excess of demand made upon the
adaptive capabilities of the mind and body".(Joseph 1). Another way of putting it, is that there are some things that put certain demands on us. The
effects of stress should not be limited to unpleasant emotional states. Many studies have concluded that the effects on our physical health from stress
can be extremely detrimental. These adverse physical effects include heart disease and formations of cancer. There are also some societal issues that
psychological stress can hamper.
There are numerous elements that trigger the effects of psychological stress. Frustration is one of these...show more content...
Pressures that are brought about in our society are imposed by ourselves and by others. If one has too high of expectations for oneself it is
inevitable that they will burn themselves out. These expectations are derived out of our gender roles as men. Men are thought of in our society to be
the provider of money and security to their families. It is one way we measure or "manlyhood". Unrealistic pressures such as this, and pressures from
school, work and social life will lead to high levels of stress.
Conflict happens when two or more incompatible motivations or behavioral impulses compete for expression. There are three classifications of
conflict; approach/approach, avoidance/avoidance, approach/avoidance. Approach/approach conflicts occur when we have two attractive options
from which we have to chose. This can happen when we have two group of friends going out for New Year's Eve, both with exciting plans. It is
tough to decide which group of friends you want to hang out with. Avoidance/avoidance is the opposite of approach/approach. When you have to
decide between two unattractive choices or goals, stress sets in. This has occurred to me this past month or so in deciding what I am going to take for
my accounting elective. All of my options are very unappealing. Decisions may arise where both objects that you are to chose from have both attractive
and unattractive components. This type of conflict can be categorized as approach/avoidance conflict. An example
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Coping With Stress In An Organization

  • 1. Coping with Stress in an Organization Coping With Stress In An Organization 26 November 1994 Table of Contents I. Introduction II. Defining Stress III. Types of Stress IV. How to Handle Stress V. Recognizing Stress VI. The Military and Stress VII. Summary I. INTRODUCTION Since the beginning of mankind there has always been some kind of stress affecting how people feel, act and cope with situations. In this paper we will look at the definition of stress and what causes people to have stress. Then we will see how different people handle stress and show how not all individuals have the same tolerance for stress. The next thing that will be discussed is how managers in organizations can recognize and reduce the negative...show more content... When people think of physical work environment they usually think of some type of hard labor. But its not confined only to physical labor, it also encompasses other factors such as noise, temperature, lighting, and pollution.4 So that means even people in business and people in construction both have some kind of physical work environment stressors. Stress from noise doesn't have to be caused from loud sounds. It could be the sound of the air conditioner or maybe even the silence of some one who is sitting next to you and you know they are watching what you do. Temperature also adds to frustration and therefore causes stress. Whether its from working out in the blazing sun or from sitting beside the air conditioner, they both can lead to stressful situations. Light can cause stress because of being to high, to low, or the wrong type. Any of these can make a person strain their eyes thus make them more susceptible to stress. When you put all the individual and physical stressors together you can see why job stress is drawing more and more attention. IV. HOW TO HANDLE STRESS Although every person handles stress in their own particular way they all basically go through the same stages. Professor Hans Selye called these
  • 2. stages the 'general adaptation syndrome'.5 He says that the body adjust to stress in three stages; (1) alarm reaction, (2) adaptation, and (3) exhaustion. Alarm reaction is where a Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 3. Essay Conclusion On Stress Introduction Stress is a normal reaction to life events. It is what you feel when life demands more than you are used to or more than you can handle. Some stress can be useful. For example, the stress reaction can help you catch the last bus of the day, study for a test, or meet a deadline at work. But stress that occurs too often or for too long can cause problems. It can affect your emotional health and interfere with relationships and normal daily activities. Too much stress can weaken your immune system and increase your risk for physical illness. If you already have a medical problem, stress can make it worse. What are the causes? All sorts of life events may cause stress. An event that causes stress for one person may not be...show more content... He or she may diagnose this condition based on: Your symptoms. Yourhealth care provider will ask questions about your symptoms and any stressful life events. Medical history. Your health care provider will ask you questions about any medical problems you have had in the past. You may also have other tests, including blood tests. Certain medical conditions and medicine can cause physical symptoms similar to stress. Mental illness can cause emotional symptoms and unhealthy behaviors similar to stress. Your health care provider may refer you to a mental health professional for further evaluation. How is this treated? Stress management is the recommended treatment for stress. The goals of stress management are reducing stressful life events and coping with stress in healthy ways. Techniques for reducing stressful life events include the following: Stress identification. Monitor yourself for stress and identify what causes stress for you. These skills may help you to avoid some stressful events. Time management. Set your priorities, keep a calendar of events, and learn to say "no." These tools can help you avoid making too many commitments. Techniques for coping with stress include the following: Rethinking the problem. Try to think realistically about stressful events rather than ignoring them or overreacting. Try to find the positives in a stressful situation rather than focusing on the negatives. Exercise. Physical exercise can release both
  • 4. Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 5. Coping Stress Students Coping with College Life and Stress In the present day, there are many common factors amongst college students, that may lead a student to feel overwhelmed. Some students may face depression, anxiety, stress, eating disorders, along with other challenges. However, there are ways for college students to cope with what they are dealing with. Coping with these stresses will be an advantage for students. It is important to know what the causes are for students who are overwhelmed, who it affects, ways of coping, and the benefits of coping. Causes There are many reasons why college students may feel stressed and overworked. Students who are in their first year of college may feel an added pressure due to several factors. First, some...show more content... If students understood ways to cope or manage their stress, they can avoid problems that may arise. Coping There are numerous ways that one can cope with college. Coping can reduce stress and allow students to put energy towards something positive. Delfino et al. (2015) conducted a study that showed several methods that people can use to cope. Some individuals looked towards emotional support from family and or peers. While others, turned to work or other activities to ease their minds. Some activities can include hanging out with friends, joining clubs or being a part of a sports team. Hobbies are also a great stress managing strategy. Reading a book or simply putting energy towards a task can take someone's worries away. There were certain individuals who turned to their religion and choose to pray or meditate. Not only can individuals do the tasks listed above, but they can also go to counselors at their schools. Some people may find it easier to turn to someone that they do not know. By talking about their feeling and thoughts, it can help students release some unwanted stress from their shoulders. Counselors could also provide advice and ways to prevent unadded stress to their lives. It is easy for students to turn to negative coping strategies such as drinking and drugs. However, it is advisable to avoid drugs and alcohol, since it Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 6. Coping with Stress Essay Stress is part of our lives. We live with it, deal with it, and above all worry about it. Our way of life, the area in which we live, the economy, and our jobs can cause a great deal of stress. Not everyone deals with the same level of stress and there are several factors that can impact our lives and cause us to have higher or lower stress levels. We can have stress caused by Cataclysmic events which according to Feldman (2009) are events that can affect many people at the same time and are "disasters such as tornado and plane crashes, as well as terrorist attacks". (p418). Other factors are personal stressors and can be caused by events such as a divorce, death or a loved one or the loss of a job. (Feldman, 2009). The...show more content... These are stressors we live with and deal with on a daily basis. Work Stress and Mental Health Some people have higher levels of stress because they might have a very stressful job. Police officers, fire fighters, soldiers in a war zone, health care providers, long distance truck drivers, and yes, even educators (think of a classroom full of students where you are responsible for making sure that they are learning the skills they need to succeed) have very stressful jobs. According to Elkin and Rosch (1990) workplace related stress in a major problem in the U.S. and it creates a major expense for corporations. Koeske, Kirk, and Koeske (1993) indicate that all jobs have some level of stress but jobs that are in the human services have additional stressors because they "derive from intense involvement in the lives of others". (p.319). They also refer to the type of stress experienced by individuals working in human services as "burnout" (Koeske, Kirk, and Koeske, 1993, p.319). Another factor that can influence our stress level is how we handle life's demands. There are different ways of reacting to the situations we face every day of our lives. We have all heard of expressions such as 'road rage' and 'going postal'. These are terms that we have come to identified with violent reactions to stressors caused by situations all of us face every day. How many of us have experiences in the road that Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 7. Essay on Coping with Stress at Work Stress at Work There are many jobs in the world and many professionals carrying them out. Every worker has a task to complete and it isn't always easy. Jobs can demand a lot and specific deadlines of when things need to be done. Some jobs require workers to have more than just one responsibility. Meeting deadlines and being responsible of other tasks can be a bit stressing at times. Stress is not only at home but it is also suffered in jobs, some more than others. Many workers experience job stress and don't receive help to cope with it. They may feel alone in this situation or may not know what to do about it. Not everyone goes through it the same way but that is exactly why they must receive help. Stress can become a danger to someone's...show more content... These jobs ensure other peoples safety and the professionals are required to be ready for anything. These jobs are considered stressful because they require the safety of others and the professionals must prepare themselves to be ready in case an unpredictable situation occurs. Like these jobs there are many more that can cause stress and they don't necessarily have to involve the wellness of other people or their safety. Each job has its obstacles and not everyone is fit to deal with them on their own. Having a job where others depend on you for their safety can cause a lot of pressure on the workers and can stress them out. Jobs with high levels of stress among workers should offer help to their employees. Not only for their health but also for improvement in the workplace. Job stress can affect not only an employee's health but also their productivity in the workplace. It is important for employers to recognize the changes in their employees. Stress can be dangerous because exposure to long–term stress can harm the body, it can influence high blood pressure and heart disease (How Stress Affects the Body). As workers begin to experience job stress, it can begin to affect their health as they continue Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 8. Coping With Stress And Burnout Essay В¬ Coping with Stress and Burnout in the Pediatric Oncology Nursing Field Erica R. Keim Bloomsburg University¬¬¬ Abstract Background. Pediatric Oncology Nursing is nursing that involves the care of children under the age of eighteen that have been diagnosed with cancer. This field of work is commonly associated with burnout and high levels of stress among the working staff. Although prevalent in every workplace, causes and coping methods of both burnout and stress have been neglected. Recent studies, however, have provided a better insight into various methods of coping with burnout for Pediatric Oncology Nurses. The purpose of this article is to explore and explain the causes and symptoms of burnout in the nursing field, as well as to inform future nurses and current nurses of the methods of coping with stress and burnout in the Pediatric Oncology Nursing field. Keywords: pediatric oncology, stress, burnout, coping Coping with Stress and Burnout in the Pediatric Oncology Nursing Field Introduction Across the world, hundreds of thousands of nurses are employed in the field of Pediatric Oncology. Unfortunately, many of these nurses' experiences involve severe stress and burnout after just a few years in the field. Burnout, characterized by: emotional exhaustion, increased distance from patients, reduced empathy, and a diminished sense of accomplishment, is a common issue throughout the health care system (Moody, et al., 2013). In the Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 9. Dealing With Stress in Life Essay The times that hair–pulling seems to prevail over other activities in life. The hair pulling is just one symptom of stress. Everyone will at some point in their life come across stress. Stress is our learning of the environmental events and accommodating to coincide. Some symptoms to mention that can be noticed are being irritable and tired from not sleeping well, unable to concentrate, and having emotional outbursts. Different types of stress that exist can fall under a category of stressors including appraising, conflict, defenses, frustration, learned helplessness, micro, nature of threat, and urban. An appraising stressor is how we determine if an event of life is stressful in a sense of threat or if a chance at a challenge....show more content... Defense stressors are mechanisms in any mental process used to avoid, deny, or distort sources of threat or anxiety, including threats to one's self image. A micro stressor or also called a hassle, a day–to–day annoyance. The nature of threat stressor is our feeling of control or lack thereof. When we feel we cannot control our close proximity surroundings, this can lead to feeling emotionally stressed. Last on the list but not the least is the urban stressor. The urban stressor is the constant nag about large cities, traffic congestions, pollution, crime, and impersonality's. One, two or three of the above listed stressors together might not be bad, but in some people these may seem to run their life. Constant bombardment of stressors can lead to numerous problems emotionally and physically. Some emotional signs may include anxiety, apathy, irritability, and mental fatigue with behavioral signs being avoiding responsibilities, extreme or self destructive behavior, self neglect, and poor judgment. Physical signs include excessive worry about illness, frequent illness, exhaustion, overusing medicines, physical aliment and complaints. Coping with stress involves both emotion–focused coping and problem–focused coping. The emotion focused coping is managing our mental state in dealing with the issue. The problem–focused coping is looking at dealing with and solving the distressing event head on. In life's events the body will react, and Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 10. Reflection On Coping With Stress I have learned that I am not doing so well in coping with stress from life since I have been taking this class. Many different things that I have not paid attention to as warning signs not just to my emotions, but also to my health. First, we have to define what the word adjustment is in physiology to be able to understand how to deal with everyday stressors and situations that arise in our lives. "Adjustment is the physiological process of adapting, coping with and managing." (Santrock, 2006. P.5). Everyday life situations and challenges that we face. I feel that I handle stress at work as it comes in a good manner always trying to find ways to solve the issues even though I need to learn more self–control and how to divert that stress ...show more content... Today I have learned to take things with a Grain of salt and to move pass what people thought of me or perceived me to be. I have learned to be expressive and open to new things and ideals. I believe that going to work in a plant setting made me change from a shy person into someone who now has the confidence to do anything I set out to achieve. Balancing a family, social life, work and school has been a challenge that I have made it a priority to put my family first and not the job I do. Going back to school was not about a promotion in the workplace, but about me accomplishing something that others said in my past that I would not achieve. This is for me and no one else to finish and get a degree so that I can prove to myself and to others it can be done with the right prospective. Coping with issues have been a strong point with me since this disease has hit me and I deal with life as it comes. I am learning to enjoy each day even though I do not feel good and have learned to push forward even when I am sick to accomplish my goals in life. With each new day new challenges arise and I must look at them and analyzing what needs to be done sand then take the steps to accomplish and overcome those areas that may have been weak once, but now have become a building block for success and accomplishment. The need to celebrate the little victories as well as the big ones is important to me at this time and finding Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 11. Coping With Stress Essay College is all about accomplishing schoolwork at the wee hours, and waking up early in the morning to run errands; surviving college requires diligence, and is definitely stressful. Many researchers have their own definition of stress, but the primary definition of stress is it is a subjective feeling produced by events perceived as being threatening and uncontrollable. Similarly, there are a number of events that can be stressful to people from minor to chronic events, and these events that cause people to be stressed out is called stressors. There are three types of stressors, namely: minor hassles, major life changes, and catastrophic events. Minor hassles occur every day, for example, completing an overdue assignment; whereas ...show more content... The attribution style is divided into two, namely: pessimistic style and optimistic style. Individuals who are optimistic believe that when bad things happened to them it is not their fault, and the effects will only be temporary. On the other hand, individuals who are pessimistic believe that when bad things happened to them it is their fault, and all aspects of their life will be affected. Individuals who are under negative emotional states such like anxiety, depression, and helplessness are more likely to get sick or have delay recoveries. People from all nations experience being under stress, and they all have their own strategies on how to cope it. Some people relax, exercise, solve their problems, change their perspective on the problems, and this involves the adaptive coping. On the other hand, others use alcohol, drugs or overeat to escape from their problems, and this involves the maladaptive coping. Another strategy to manage stress is getting rid of negative attitudes, confess, give up the thoughts that produce resentments and replace them with a different perspective. There are so many coping strategies; if individuals fail to tolerate their stress, they can be sick. I strongly believe that negative attitudes are unhealthful, while positive attitudes are indeed healthful. One of my aunts is under the Type A personality; she is always angry or impatient, Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 12. Reflection Paper On Coping With Stress Each person suffers from stress at some point in their life whether it is short–term or chronic. The way I would describe stress would be an excess of pressure one feels in everyday life. This can be caused by deadlines, illness, change, emotional problems, etc. Everyone has different coping mechanisms to manage stress, but not all methods of coping are healthy. The stressmanagement course at the College of Western Idaho has taught me the proper ways of handling stress. Based on the coping methods I have learned this semester, I have developed a three–month holistic stress management strategy and plan. Making a major life change which aids in coping with stress is a challenge, so it is wise to start with small modifications to one's daily life. The first step is to start participating in yoga. If one is new to yoga or they have not practiced yoga in a long time, start with Hatha. Hatha is the most basic form of yoga and is meant for beginners. Starting with a form of yoga meant for the average novice helps decrease the risk of injury. Hatha is also a slow–moving form of yoga which is more relaxing and can help ease a stress–filled mind. After practicing yoga, it is common to meditate. This helps calm the mind and puts everyday stressors into a different perspective. When I feel stressed, I tend to catastrophize the situation and my mind cannot stay calm. The practice of yoga and meditation would help calm my mind if I begin to feel overwhelmed or stressed. Once one has Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 13. Stress Response To Managing And Coping Essay 1.Review the debate about adaptation to, managing, and coping with stressor events. In your opinion, how do these reactions to stress relate to resilience? Stress reactions such as adaptation to, managing, and coping, relate to resilience because they are all examples of the term. Furthermore, these stress reactions like resilience focus on family strengths and wellness. More specifically, coping requires a family to build skills through direct action. For example, if the car is broken down, the family may focus on the strengths of the family by utilizing their mechanic skills, or learning new mechanical skills. Adaptation follows a similar pattern, if we take the exact situation with the issue concerning the car, the family may just choose Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 14. Essay On Stress And Coping Introduction Becoming older is looked upon as a normal continuum of one's life where individuals get older as the time goes on and their visual appearance change. People describe ageing process were individual appearances start to change and we can see differences in their skin tones, changes in their hair appearance and wrinkles or so called smile lines that we get on our face especially around our eyes as we get older. Biologically speaking our body is made up of cells that make up our organs which are part of our organ cells. Cells also get older and die were new ones are created in their place. As we get older the production of newer cells becomes less effective and slower. When a person experiences high levels of stress it can turn...show more content... Stress is not always negative but can also have positive outcomes. As we deal with stress we learn how to manage it and adept to certain situations. Neuroendocrine stress can be bad for our health and can impact function of our cells. Many theories were put in place on how stress reacts within our bodies. It was believed that fight or flight was affected by stress and each person took either route when dealing with stress. Modern theories focus more on that each individual person and their bodies react differently when they face stress. Stress can affect endocrine hormones which affects metabolism and can cause us to gain weight. Stress can cause chronic diseases to occur later in one's life. Elderly people are mostly prone to effects of stress as their homeostasis is already down. Being exposed to stress early on can be also beneficial and can result in developing new skills on management of stress and help an individual mature faster. Mindfulness Stress that one experiences in their lifetime can accumulate become chronic and effect their mental and physical health. A study was completed on 134 healthy individuals whom were screened for depressive symptoms and their severity were they reported their health statuses by using self–reporting patient health questionnaires. Participant's mental and physical health was looked by exploring their life stresses and their mindfulness attention of their stress. It was found Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 15. Coping With Stress And Stress In a research, it is shown that 80% of the adults from the age of 30 – 50 admit that they have had a lot of stress in the past year. (Ted Talks, 2013) Adults who are working say work stress is the most major stress that they have. (Delvin, 2011) In Canada, the percentage of the population experiencing high level of stress has not decreased but increased since 2003. From the year 2012 to 2013, the percentage has already risen from 22.7% to 23.0%. Despite of the small change in numbers, it is a observed trend that more people reported feeling 'extremely stressed'. (Statistics Canada, 2014) (Statistics Canada, 2014) Strategies currently in place to address this issue There is no official way yet definitely more than one way of coping with stress. Since coping with stress is a personal issue, and the impact of stress on individuals are different. Methods or means taken to deal with stress are considered a rather personal measure. Psychologists, scientists and health associations publish books and give lectures to teach people ways to manage and beat stress. Some people go to therapists and psychiatrists when they have stress. Cognitive behavioral therapy, (CBT) is one of the leading treatments in Canada. (Delvin, 2011) It is a counseling therapy where therapists assist people to use their thoughts to control their moods, altering their attitude and method of facing stress. Some of the most common advices are time management, meditation, seek help, relaxation, laugh, Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 16. Mechanisms Of Coping With Stress Coping with Stress Blake is a new nurse who recently graduated from her institution and just got a wonderful opportunity to work as an LVN in one of Fresno's most prestigious level 1 trauma centers at Community Regional Medical Center. On her first day she had to jump right in! Taking heavy workloads, charting, long hours; all of this was new to her and she became very stressed, very early on. To cope with that stress she would drink every night when she got home and get very agitated when things were not going as planned? Are these responsible and effective coping mechanisms that Blake has taken on, or can she cope in a different way? Coping Mechanisms Coping mechanisms are the strategies people often use in the face of stress and/or trauma to help manage difficult and/or painful emotions (Goodtherapy.org 2017). These mechanisms help people adjust to stressful situations while still being able to maintain their emotional well–being. There are negative and positive ways of coping, but you want to find more positive ways to deal with your stress fore it is the healthiest for the body, mind, and spirit. Positive Coping Mechanisms1 Positive coping is more than just a behavior. This form of coping is a skill that you develop to get through the tough times so don't be too down on yourself if you don't grasp it right away. Naturally we want to be down on ourselves and drown in our own self pity but we must adapt to a new way of living to keep our minds free of stress by any means Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 17. Coping With Stress Essay In America and around the world everyday people have stress and they find ways to cope. Stress is a person's feeling that is created by our body when there is certain event that can cause tension to strain upon our physical, mental, and emotional state. Stress can be caused by being in college, the tests, homework, clinicals and state boards can have an overwhelming amount of pressure. Stress can be physical and mental strain on our body, this can be very harmful. The tragic loss of a loved one can cause tremendous amount of stress. Learning to cope with the diverse types of stress can be beneficial to our health. There are pharmacological ways to help with stress and non–pharmacological ways. Each person copes with stress in their own...show more content... Transitioning to life at college is exciting and stressful, this will be the best time of their life. Coping with stress during the first year at college, becomes important due to their social–emotional adjustments, but also their academic success. College student's main stressors is their academics comes in at 50%, and managing time comes in at 43% (DeRosier, 2013). When I became a college student I wasn't sure what to expect. I am an older college student, that changed from one school to an online school was bit stressful to say the least. Learning how online school worked seemed harder than it was. Once I got everything figured out I planned on how to make my classes work for me and the time I had. I do one set of classes the first part of the week and the second class I worked on it toward the end of the week. It still is stressful but managing my time helps. Adding clinicals into the mix made me stress even more. I wasn't sure how I would keep up with my school work. I learned that doing breathing exercise, and just taking a break when I feel overwhelmed. When stressed about school you must find out what works for you. Life's most Stressful Events is the Loss of a Loved One When we experience loss the fight or flight response kicks in, and wanting to run from what is happening to you. Family stress can be defined from a family, such as death, divorces or even unemployment. A sudden and traumatic loss of a loved one can be Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 18. How Do You Handle Stress Essay How Do You Handle Stress? Stress is part our daily lives. It makes us want to work harder or improve ourselves. However, too much stress can take its toll on your body. You could lose sleep and even increase your risk of chronic disease. How do you handle stress? There are, in fact, several ways to cope with stress. Here are some ideas for dealing with stress to help you avoid unnecessary strain on your physical and mental health. Part 1: How Do You Handle Stress? 1.Avoid too much caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine. The worst way to deal with stress is use cigarettes, alcohol or coffee to stimulate your mind and body to be able to work harder. However, these stimulants may increase your stress levels further. So then, how do you handle stress? Instead of these substances, try drinking herbal tea or natural fruit juice to give you...show more content... Exercise more. Stress increases the production of cortisol and adrenaline in your body. These stress hormones are released as your "fight or flight" mechanism to protect you from harm. To counteract these, try to engage in more physical activity, which increases your "feel good" hormones and reduces your stress hormones, thus restoring your mind and body to a more relaxed state. It will also improve your sleep quality. 3.Sleep more. Stress causes loss of sleep and lack of sleep causes stress. But instead of taking sleep medications, try to relax before going to bed. Use your bed only to sleep and avoid doing other activities such as reading, using the computer or watching TV on your bed. You can also take a warm bath or read a light book to relax before sleeping. Aim for regular sleeping hours so that your body gets used to a healthy bedtime routine. 4.Use relaxation techniques. Try practicing some stress reduction techniques. These include self–hypnosis, focusing on a positive mantra, and disregarding negative thoughts. This may take some time to develop, but with practice you can learn the art of relaxation. 5.Talk to a Get more content on HelpWriting.net
  • 19. Strategies for Coping with Stress Essay examples Strategies for Coping with Stress Stress has been defined as a pattern of negative physiological and psychological processes occurring in situations where people perceive threats to their well being which they may be unable to meet. These situations involve stimuli which can be either real or imagines and are generally known as stressors. Stressors come in many forms; for example, they can be cataclysmic such as life disasters including floods and earthquakes and also things such as rape and abuse. But they can also quite insignificant things such as being late for work or stuck in traffic – these are generally known as life's little hassles. Although stressors are mainly seen as negative,...show more content... There is also the problem of prolonged and severe stress as many people's lifestyles can easily produce stressors and this increases their chances of a stress related illness. Much of the research regarding stressors and their long–term effects on the body comes from Seyle's General Adaptation Syndrome (1956). A lot of Seyle's research was based on using laboratory animals and his results showed that constant exposure to severe stressors produces three physiological phases, the first phase is alarm reaction, and this showed the bodies physiological response to a situation with stressful stimuli. Phase two was known as the stage of resistance in which if the stressful stimuli (stressor) persists or is not dealt with correctly the body seeks to maintain arousal at a constant lower level. The final phase was the stage of exhaustion where by eventually the continued high arousal levels exhaust the body's resources producing both negative physiological and psychological effects. The extent to which people can adapt to a stressor depends on the individual and how they perceive the stressful stimuli because people's emotions seem to be able to cope with short–term events where as the physiological response our body's produce coincides with our negative emotions and so
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  • 21. Psychological Stress Essay Psychological stress is a result of many factors and should be dealt with very carefully. Stress can be defined as "An excess of demand made upon the adaptive capabilities of the mind and body".(Joseph 1). Another way of putting it, is that there are some things that put certain demands on us. The effects of stress should not be limited to unpleasant emotional states. Many studies have concluded that the effects on our physical health from stress can be extremely detrimental. These adverse physical effects include heart disease and formations of cancer. There are also some societal issues that psychological stress can hamper. There are numerous elements that trigger the effects of psychological stress. Frustration is one of these...show more content... Pressures that are brought about in our society are imposed by ourselves and by others. If one has too high of expectations for oneself it is inevitable that they will burn themselves out. These expectations are derived out of our gender roles as men. Men are thought of in our society to be the provider of money and security to their families. It is one way we measure or "manlyhood". Unrealistic pressures such as this, and pressures from school, work and social life will lead to high levels of stress. Conflict happens when two or more incompatible motivations or behavioral impulses compete for expression. There are three classifications of conflict; approach/approach, avoidance/avoidance, approach/avoidance. Approach/approach conflicts occur when we have two attractive options from which we have to chose. This can happen when we have two group of friends going out for New Year's Eve, both with exciting plans. It is tough to decide which group of friends you want to hang out with. Avoidance/avoidance is the opposite of approach/approach. When you have to decide between two unattractive choices or goals, stress sets in. This has occurred to me this past month or so in deciding what I am going to take for my accounting elective. All of my options are very unappealing. Decisions may arise where both objects that you are to chose from have both attractive and unattractive components. This type of conflict can be categorized as approach/avoidance conflict. An example Get more content on HelpWriting.net