TRIPLE SUMMER TREAT STRESS MANAGEMENT  Taking CONTROL of  your lifestyle  TODAY!
LET’S TAKE THE 1 st  STEP Effectively Balance Your Life & Work
What is STRESS MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Stress is neither good nor bad… </li></ul><ul><li>It is collective & VERY personal.   </...
Our Objectives <ul><li>To increase understanding of the dynamics of stress at work & at home </li></ul><ul><li>To increase...
DEFINITIONS <ul><li>A   STRESSOR  is the stimulus or challenge to which the body reacts </li></ul><ul><li>STRESS  is a tho...
Mind & Body CONNECTION <ul><li>Simple as 1,2,3…. </li></ul><ul><li>When your MIND is stressed  </li></ul><ul><li>your BODY...
UNDERSTANDING STRESS <ul><li>Stress  is the &quot;wear and tear“ that individuals experience, as we adjust to our constant...
FIGHT or FLIGHT RESPONSE <ul><li>We are all given a fight or flight response mechanism that protects us and preserves us. ...
Stressors & Stress Outcomes WORK Stressors Physical environment Role-related Interpersonal PERSONAL Stressors Our Individu...
STRESSORS - Simplified <ul><li>WORK </li></ul><ul><li>ON THE JOB STRESSORS  </li></ul><ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS </li...
TYPES OF STRESS <ul><li>POSITIVE STRESS  </li></ul><ul><li>NEGATIVE STRESS </li></ul><ul><li>How YOU view the world </li><...
Signs of Stress <ul><li>PHYSICAL </li></ul><ul><li>BEHAVIORAL </li></ul><ul><li>EMOTIONAL </li></ul>
STRESS ASSESSMENT Now that we have a general knowledge on what stress is all about, its time to understand YOUR stress…
I Know I am Stressed when…. <ul><li>I Ask Myself These Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Right now how am I feeling? Am I tired...
My TYPE of Stress… Simplified <ul><li>SEVEN (7) Simplified Stress Types: </li></ul><ul><li>The Fast & The Furious </li></u...
The Fast & The Furious
The Worrier
The Floater
The One Man Show
The Nut Job and Cliff Hangers
The Positive Thinker
THIS IS THE STRESS TYPE FOR YOU!!! <ul><li>ARE YOU A  </li></ul><ul><li>POSITIVE THINKER ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you the...
OPTIMUM STRESS LEVELS <ul><li>The level of stress under which you operate is important: if you are  NOT  under enough stre...
STRESS & PERFORMANCE P E R F O R M A N C E OPTIMUM STRESS LEVEL AREA OF BEST ACTION Relationship between Stress & Performa...
When STRESS goes TOO FAR… <ul><li>BURNOUT </li></ul><ul><li>physical exhaustion </li></ul><ul><li>or mental exhaustion  </...
TAKE CHARGE You have a responsibility to YOURSELF, you and only you!
Effectively Balance Your Life & Work <ul><li>To bring into harmony or proportion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set priorities  </l...
Managing Stress Effectively <ul><li>Rules to Live By  </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Views </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation techni...
COPING WITH STRESS <ul><li>Accept it if necessary, change it if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Get enough sleep. </li></ul><u...
PERSONAL LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT You are the  KEY  to your lifestyle success… Only you can make those decisions for yourself.
Your PERSONAL Lifestyle Management <ul><li>Keeping a Stress Diary  </li></ul><ul><li>Use your  T. O. O. L. S. </li></ul><u...
Some DAILY DESTRESSORS <ul><li>DEEP BREATHING </li></ul><ul><li>RELAXATION/ MEDITATION </li></ul><ul><li>POSITIVE LAUGHTER...
Your Pathway to Knockout Stress <ul><li>K.O. 1: Managing Stress </li></ul><ul><li>K.O. 2: Motivating Yourself  </li></ul><...
UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF Living and working are two different things but they are both a part of YOUR life….
ONLY YOU… <ul><li>Thought Awareness  - the development by which you observe your insights. </li></ul><ul><li>Rational Thin...
Questions to Ask Yourself <ul><li>What am I trying to accomplish with my work and life?  </li></ul><ul><li>What are my key...
SELF-REFLECTION <ul><li>The one thing to be successful in taking care of myself is _____________________________.  </li></...
WHAT YOU CAN DO … Managing A Healthier Lifestyle
Managing a Healthier Lifestyle <ul><li>PHYSICAL HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>EMOTIONAL HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>BEHAVIORAL HEA...
Take A Breather - IN & OUT… <ul><li>Sit down or lie down.  </li></ul><ul><li>Inhale slowly and say to yourself  I am...   ...
CHANGE YOUR VIEWS <ul><li>Keeping things in perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Is it really a problem at all </li></ul><ul><li>...
SUMMARY Knowledge is the BEST medicine to manage stress for  a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
KEY POINTS <ul><li>Thought awareness, rational thinking and positive </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Proper N...
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Helping You Manage Your Lifestyle Stress Management

  1. 1. TRIPLE SUMMER TREAT STRESS MANAGEMENT Taking CONTROL of your lifestyle TODAY!
  2. 2. LET’S TAKE THE 1 st STEP Effectively Balance Your Life & Work
  3. 3. What is STRESS MANAGEMENT <ul><li>Stress is neither good nor bad… </li></ul><ul><li>It is collective & VERY personal. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Our Objectives <ul><li>To increase understanding of the dynamics of stress at work & at home </li></ul><ul><li>To increase awareness of the role of stress in an individual’s lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>To increase appreciation of individual choice around stress </li></ul><ul><li>To increase awareness of multiple stress management </li></ul>
  5. 5. DEFINITIONS <ul><li>A STRESSOR is the stimulus or challenge to which the body reacts </li></ul><ul><li>STRESS is a thought response, an emotional response or a physical response to the demands and pressures of everyday life at work or at home </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mind & Body CONNECTION <ul><li>Simple as 1,2,3…. </li></ul><ul><li>When your MIND is stressed </li></ul><ul><li>your BODY is stressed </li></ul><ul><li>– This LIMITS your productivity, your creativity, your ability to manage a healthier lifestyle. </li></ul>
  7. 7. UNDERSTANDING STRESS <ul><li>Stress is the &quot;wear and tear“ that individuals experience, as we adjust to our constantly changing environments. </li></ul><ul><li>It has physical, behavioral and emotional effects on us and can create positive or negative feelings. </li></ul>
  8. 8. FIGHT or FLIGHT RESPONSE <ul><li>We are all given a fight or flight response mechanism that protects us and preserves us. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an adaptive function placed in us for the sole purpose of self-preservation. </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety or Stress, in a sense is an ally. When we experience a danger or a threat, the fight or flight response kicks in, adrenaline and other chemicals are activated and physical symptoms occur, rapid heart rate, palpitations, increase in blood pressure, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>For most people these debilitating symptoms taper off and the body is restored back to it’s normal state. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Stressors & Stress Outcomes WORK Stressors Physical environment Role-related Interpersonal PERSONAL Stressors Our Individual Differences Stress STRESS OUTCOMES Physical Behavioral Emotional
  10. 10. STRESSORS - Simplified <ul><li>WORK </li></ul><ul><li>ON THE JOB STRESSORS </li></ul><ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS </li></ul><ul><li>CHEMINCAL & NUTRITIONAL STRESSORS </li></ul><ul><li>HOME </li></ul><ul><li>LIFESTYLE STRESSORS </li></ul><ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL STRESSORS </li></ul><ul><li>CHEMINCAL & NUTRITIONAL STRESSORS </li></ul>
  11. 11. TYPES OF STRESS <ul><li>POSITIVE STRESS </li></ul><ul><li>NEGATIVE STRESS </li></ul><ul><li>How YOU view the world </li></ul><ul><li>depends on how YOU deal with stress… </li></ul>
  12. 12. Signs of Stress <ul><li>PHYSICAL </li></ul><ul><li>BEHAVIORAL </li></ul><ul><li>EMOTIONAL </li></ul>
  13. 13. STRESS ASSESSMENT Now that we have a general knowledge on what stress is all about, its time to understand YOUR stress…
  14. 14. I Know I am Stressed when…. <ul><li>I Ask Myself These Questions: </li></ul><ul><li>Right now how am I feeling? Am I tired, strained, worried? </li></ul><ul><li>What is going on with me at home? </li></ul><ul><li>What is going in with me at work </li></ul><ul><li>Am I productive at home? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I productive at work? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s take a Stress Assessment! </li></ul>
  15. 15. My TYPE of Stress… Simplified <ul><li>SEVEN (7) Simplified Stress Types: </li></ul><ul><li>The Fast & The Furious </li></ul><ul><li>The Worrier </li></ul><ul><li>The Floater </li></ul><ul><li>The One Man Show </li></ul><ul><li>The Nut Job and Cliff Hangers </li></ul><ul><li>The Positive Thinker </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Fast & The Furious
  17. 17. The Worrier
  18. 18. The Floater
  19. 19. The One Man Show
  20. 20. The Nut Job and Cliff Hangers
  21. 21. The Positive Thinker
  22. 22. THIS IS THE STRESS TYPE FOR YOU!!! <ul><li>ARE YOU A </li></ul><ul><li>POSITIVE THINKER ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you the type who takes a time out – to evaluate situations, effectively manages time, connects with others, takes steps in taking care of their mind, body & spirit, knows their limitations and looks for the good in any given situation??? </li></ul>
  23. 23. OPTIMUM STRESS LEVELS <ul><li>The level of stress under which you operate is important: if you are NOT under enough stress, then you may find that your performance suffers because you are bored and unmotivated. If you are under TOO MUCH stress, then you will find that your results suffer as stress related problems interfere with your performance </li></ul>
  24. 24. STRESS & PERFORMANCE P E R F O R M A N C E OPTIMUM STRESS LEVEL AREA OF BEST ACTION Relationship between Stress & Performance LOW STRESS HIGH STRESS BOREDOM ANXIETY
  25. 25. When STRESS goes TOO FAR… <ul><li>BURNOUT </li></ul><ul><li>physical exhaustion </li></ul><ul><li>or mental exhaustion </li></ul><ul><li>DISTRESS overwhelming and chronic </li></ul>
  26. 26. TAKE CHARGE You have a responsibility to YOURSELF, you and only you!
  27. 27. Effectively Balance Your Life & Work <ul><li>To bring into harmony or proportion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say no when necessary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let yourself off the hook </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Managing Stress Effectively <ul><li>Rules to Live By </li></ul><ul><li>Changing Views </li></ul><ul><li>Relaxation techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Making the Right decisions at the Right time </li></ul>
  29. 29. COPING WITH STRESS <ul><li>Accept it if necessary, change it if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Get enough sleep. </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise for at least 30 minutes, at least every other day. </li></ul><ul><li>Nurture the healthy, social relationships with others important to you in your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on your good qualities and accomplishments. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to say “No.” </li></ul><ul><li>Be assertive. </li></ul>
  30. 30. PERSONAL LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT You are the KEY to your lifestyle success… Only you can make those decisions for yourself.
  31. 31. Your PERSONAL Lifestyle Management <ul><li>Keeping a Stress Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Use your T. O. O. L. S. </li></ul><ul><li>T ime when the situation occurred </li></ul><ul><li>O rganize your thoughts & feelings </li></ul><ul><li>O mit the Negative </li></ul><ul><li>L evel of Stress – 10 Being the highest </li></ul><ul><li>S timulate your mind & body by Destressing </li></ul>
  32. 32. Some DAILY DESTRESSORS <ul><li>DEEP BREATHING </li></ul><ul><li>RELAXATION/ MEDITATION </li></ul><ul><li>POSITIVE LAUGHTER </li></ul><ul><li>PLANNED DAY </li></ul>
  33. 33. Your Pathway to Knockout Stress <ul><li>K.O. 1: Managing Stress </li></ul><ul><li>K.O. 2: Motivating Yourself </li></ul><ul><li>K.O. 3: Managing Your Time </li></ul><ul><li>K.O. 4: Building a Support System </li></ul><ul><li>K.O. 5: Developing Skills </li></ul><ul><li>K.O. 6: Modifying Your Job </li></ul><ul><li>K.O. 7: Positive Thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>K.O. 8: Developing a Healthier Lifestyle </li></ul>
  34. 34. UNDERSTANDING YOURSELF Living and working are two different things but they are both a part of YOUR life….
  35. 35. ONLY YOU… <ul><li>Thought Awareness - the development by which you observe your insights. </li></ul><ul><li>Rational Thinking - negative thoughts are reviewed sensibly and logically. </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Thinking and Affirmation - clear facts to overturn the damage of negative thinking . </li></ul>
  36. 36. Questions to Ask Yourself <ul><li>What am I trying to accomplish with my work and life? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my key interests in life and does my work fit with them? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my key skills in life and does my work use them? </li></ul><ul><li>What are my core values about life balance, about family, about money, about the treatment of people? Is my work in synch with these? </li></ul><ul><li>Am I overworking? If so, why? </li></ul><ul><li>Where is the balance in my life between work and play? </li></ul><ul><li>What does work accomplish for me and what is it preventing me from accomplishing? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I shift the focus of my current work or should I look into another type of work to fit my life? </li></ul>
  37. 37. SELF-REFLECTION <ul><li>The one thing to be successful in taking care of myself is _____________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes me be aware of _______________________. I have tried ___________________________ without much success. </li></ul><ul><li>However, ____________________ has minimized some of my stress. Spending time with ___________________, ________________, and _______________ is fun and __________________. </li></ul><ul><li>When I maintain my sense of __________________, I feel healthier about ___________________. </li></ul><ul><li>When I learned more about _______________ and _________________, I feel _____________________. </li></ul><ul><li>From this day forward, I will try to do _____________________ as a way of caring for myself. </li></ul>
  38. 38. WHAT YOU CAN DO … Managing A Healthier Lifestyle
  39. 39. Managing a Healthier Lifestyle <ul><li>PHYSICAL HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>EMOTIONAL HEALTH </li></ul><ul><li>BEHAVIORAL HEALTH </li></ul>
  40. 40. Take A Breather - IN & OUT… <ul><li>Sit down or lie down. </li></ul><ul><li>Inhale slowly and say to yourself I am... </li></ul><ul><li>Exhale slowly and say to yourself relaxed . </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing is not something you DO. Rather it is something which you ALLOW to occur smoothly and naturally. </li></ul>
  41. 41. CHANGE YOUR VIEWS <ul><li>Keeping things in perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Is it really a problem at all </li></ul><ul><li>Does it really matter anyway? </li></ul><ul><li>Being in control </li></ul><ul><li>Change </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes toward other people </li></ul><ul><li>Positive approach, positive image, assertiveness, compliments, pleasing tone </li></ul>
  42. 42. SUMMARY Knowledge is the BEST medicine to manage stress for a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
  43. 43. KEY POINTS <ul><li>Thought awareness, rational thinking and positive </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Proper Nutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Breathing </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation </li></ul><ul><li>By anticipating stressful situations </li></ul><ul><li>– Stress Diary </li></ul><ul><li>Positive Attitude </li></ul>

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