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Benefits Of Stress Management


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Benefits Of Stress Management

  1. 1. Benefits of stress mgt<br />Stress — it’s a fact of life. <br />With rapid pace of modern living, it feels increasingly difficult to keep up <br />Negative effects of stress are widespread and growing.<br />
  2. 2. Benefits of stress mgt<br />Stress response is triggered when we are faced with overwhelming demands. <br />The demands can be large or small, importance we attach to them decides their impact. <br />We feel incapable of coping with demands result in stress<br />Prolonged exposure to these reactions can have an impact on physical, emotional and mental health. <br />
  3. 3. Benefits of stress mgt<br />Most of us feel “stressed out” at least once a month<br />Majority of visits to doctors, and days off work, are for stress-related problems. <br />Stress can grow slowly and go unnoticed, or ignored, for years. <br />Lack of time, information and motivation can cause it to build up until something breaks under the pressure.<br />
  4. 4. Benefits of stress mgt<br />Most important skills we can ever learn is the right way to manage stress. <br />Once the skills are in place :<br />Moods become more stable<br />Thoughts become clearer<br />Relationships improve<br />Risk of illness diminishes.<br />
  5. 5. Benefits of stress mgt<br />It requires a commitment to yourself to take the necessary time and effort to learn & manage stress <br />Aim to develop at least one strategy to turn to when we feel our stress levels rising.<br />Relaxation and peace of mind are not reserved for those with money and free time. <br />They can be yours, too, with a little knowledge and understanding.<br />
  6. 6. Benefits of stress mgt<br />There are effective on-the-spot techniques you can use in the middle of an intensely stressful situation : <br />Practice deep breathing to provide extra oxygen for both physical and emotional well-being. <br />Take a break to remove yourself from the situation. <br />Invent an excuse to spend few moments by yourself. <br />You will be able to think clearly and get in touch with your feelings. <br />Then you can decide what to do to lift the pressure.<br />
  7. 7. Benefits of stress mgt<br />To help yourself over the long-term:<br />Build stress-reducing activities into your life, such as exercise, relaxation and hobbies. <br />Eat well and ensure you have sufficient rest and sleep to prepare yourself for the inevitable stresses of life. <br />Avoid making self-critical comments. <br />
  8. 8. Benefits of stress mgt<br />To help yourself over the long-term:<br />Become aware of your own strengths, weaknesses and needs. <br />Get plenty of support instead of coping alone. <br />Write down your thoughts <br />Decide on priorities <br />Look for solutions. <br />
  9. 9. Benefits of stress mgt<br />To help yourself over the long-term:<br />Think creatively — what might another person do in your situation? <br />Delegate, share responsibility, and renegotiate deadlines. <br />People don’t realize how overloaded you’re feeling. <br />Prepare for events as much as possible in advance<br />Don’t try to be perfect, or expect others to be perfect. <br />
  10. 10. Benefits of stress mgt<br />Seek expert advice for physical and emotional symptoms. <br />Your reactions to event determine its impact<br />Reduce the level of pressure you feel. <br />By knowing yourself well enough to tell when you’re under stress, you can take action as soon as possible.<br />
  11. 11. Benefits of stress mgt<br />Time and effort spent on relaxing and learning new stress management skills is always well-spent<br />It brings emotional and physical health benefits <br />
  12. 12. Benefits of stress mgt<br />Increase in the time you spend relaxing. <br />Without stopping for a moment, we can’t assess our current situation and gain insight into solutions.<br />