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  1. 1. Stress Assignment by: Arlo Jecis Date:10/10/11
  2. 2. What Is Stress <ul><li>Everybody feels stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody has problems and can find it hard at times. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress is the way your body, mind and feelings respond to all that happens to you or around you. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress affects the body first, the way your feeling physically can reflect your stress level. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress goes on to affect your thoughts and feelings. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Physical Reactions <ul><li>Heart beats faster </li></ul><ul><li>Sweating </li></ul><ul><li>Tense muscles </li></ul><ul><li>Headaches </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling faint </li></ul><ul><li>Tight chest </li></ul><ul><li>Trembling, Shaking </li></ul><ul><li>Knots in your stomach </li></ul><ul><li>Tense jaw </li></ul>
  4. 4. Thoughts And Feelings <ul><li>Can’t make up your mind </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling impatient </li></ul><ul><li>Confused </li></ul><ul><li>Finding it hard to relax </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t concentrate </li></ul><ul><li>Forgetting things </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling unconfident </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling like everyone is bugging you </li></ul>
  5. 5. Good And Bad Stress <ul><li>There is good and bad stress. </li></ul><ul><li>Bad stress can limit your progress by way of physical reactions, thoughts and feelings. </li></ul><ul><li>Good stress can help you rise to a challenge such as when you sit an exam or your in a emergency situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Small amounts of stress can keep you on your toes, the stress response (also known as the fight or flight response) is something we use (in most cases) everyday, without even knowing it. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stress Overload <ul><li>Stress is part of life as we have covered in the past pages, some stress is good and gets you going in challenging situations while other stress is bad and can led to overload. </li></ul><ul><li>Stress overload can come from having too much or not enough happening in your life, the best ways to combat overload is to not despair there is always ways to get back on your feet and it can help to remember that often its just a matter of getting through the difficult times and life improves. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Solutions For Keeping Stress Under Control <ul><li>Stress solutions can give you back control and help you to feel good about yourself also they can stop a stress overload. </li></ul><ul><li>Things we can do: </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about it because talking can help you feel better, less confused, less alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Also try: </li></ul><ul><li>Dancing, singing, watching a funny movie, doing something creative, giving yourself a treat, doing something active, let your feelings out, take a bath. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Solutions For Keeping Stress Under Control <ul><li>Do something about what's causing you the stress by dividing it into things you can and can’t fix. </li></ul><ul><li>If you can’t fix it leave it alone or come back to it when you can. </li></ul><ul><li>If you can fix it, deal with it one thing at a time this can help reduce your stress. </li></ul>