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Stress Management At Workplace

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Stress Management At Workplace

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Stress Management At Workplace

  1. 1. Stress Management  g at workplace
  2. 2. What Is Stress? What Is Stress? Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused  by our response to pressure from the outside  world. Common stress reactions include tension,  irritability, inability to concentrate, and a variety of  physical symptoms that include headache and a fast  physical symptoms that include headache and a fast heartbeat.
  3. 3. Quote:‐ Man should not try to avoid stress any more than  Man should not try to avoid stress any more than he would shun food, love or exercise.   Hans Selye
  4. 4. Stress at workplace Employers should provide a stress‐free work environment,  E l h ld id t f k i t recognize where stress is becoming a problem for staff, and  take action to reduce stress. Stress in the workplace reduces  productivity, increases management pressures, and makes  people ill in many ways, evidence of which is still increasing.  Workplace stress affects the performance of the brain,  Workplace stress affects the performance of the brain including functions of work performance; memory,  concentration, and learning.
  5. 5. How to avoid or control Stress?
  6. 6. Here are some  Here are some best Stress reducing Techniques
  7. 7. What you do? If you are stressed, do one or all of these things, in  If you are stressed do one or all of these things in whatever order that takes your fancy. 
  8. 8. What you do? The key to de‐stressing in the moment is getting  away from or removing yourself from the stressor.
  9. 9. What you do? Developing new habits which regularly remove you  and distract you from stressors and stressful  situations and pressures is essentially how to  manage stress on a more permanent basis. t tb i
  10. 10. What you do? In this modern world it is difficult if not impossible  to change stressful situations. What we can do  however is change and reduce our exposure to  those stressful situations.  th t f l it ti
  11. 11. Stress reduction Techniques St d ti T h i These stress reduction techniques are based on the  simple principle. These tips won t change the  simple principle These tips won't change the situation causing the stress, but they will, more  importantly, enable you to change your reaction and  importantly, enable you to change your reaction and relationship to the stressful situations.
  12. 12. Technique 1 – Humor Humor is one of the greatest and quickest devices  g q for reducing stress.  Humor works because laughter produces helpful  chemicals in the brain. Humor also gets your brain thinking and working in a  different way ‐ it di t t diff t it distracts you from having a stressed  f h i t d mindset. Distraction is a simple effective de‐stressor  ‐ it takes your thoughts away from the stress, and  thereby diffuses the stressful feelings. thereby diffuses the stressful feelings
  13. 13. Technique 2 ‐ Brisk walk and self‐talk Go for a short quick really brisk walk outside.  Go for a short quick really brisk walk outside Yes, actually leave the building. Change your environment.  Breathe in some fresh air and smell the  atmosphere... Trees, rain, flowers, traffic fumes ‐ doesn't  matter ‐ stimulate your senses with new things.
  14. 14. Technique 3 – Rehydrate Go get a big cup or a bottle of water.  Here's why... Most of us fail to drink enough  y g water ‐ that's water ‐ not tea, coffee, coke,  'sports' drinks, Red Bull or fruit juice... All of your organs, including your brain, are  strongly dependent on water to function  properly. It's how we are built. If you starve your body of water you will function  below your best ‐ and you will get stressed.  Physically and mentally. Physically and mentally
  15. 15. Technique 4 ‐ Catnap or powernap (Not so easy but still perfectly possible)  Take a quick nap. It is nature's way of  recharging and re‐energizing. A quick 10‐30 minutes' sleep is very helpful to  reduce stress.  It's obviously essential if you are driving while  tired, but a quick sleep is a powerful de‐ stressor too.
  16. 16. Technique 5 ‐ Make a cup of Tea Any tea will do, but a flavored cup of tea is  even better.  Experiment with different natural flavorings  using herbs and spices and fruit. Fresh mint is wonderful, and excellent for the  digestive system.  Ginger root is brilliant. Many herbs, spices,  fruits and edible plants make great flavored  tea, and many herbs and spices have real  tea and many herbs and spices have real therapeutic properties.
  17. 17. Technique 6 ‐ Crying Not much is known about the physiology of crying  and tears, although many find that crying ‐ weeping  d lh h fi d h i i proper tears ‐ has a powerful helpful effect on  stress levels.  Whatever the science behind crying, but when you  cry you feel lighter from the stress (burden).  Of course how and where you choose to submit to  this most basic of emotional impulses is up to you. 
  18. 18. Quote: Quote:‐ Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative  stress into a positive one.  Hans Selye
  19. 19. Thank your for your time. Thank your for your time. www.amirsaiftaz.blogspot.com amirsaiftaz@gmail.com

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