Stress is Normal Everyone deals with stress It is normal, natural, and necessary As with everything…it is important to knowhow to cope with it.
What is Stress? The arousal of the mind& the body in responseto the demands madeupon you Physical demands Psychological demands Environmentaldemands
There are Two Types ofStress Internal Stress – thepressure that you internallyplace upon yourself whenyou experience thestressful event External Stress - theoutside pressures thatcreate a stressfulenvironment
Types of Stressors Major Life EventsSuchAs: Marriage Divorce Move Children Job Change Illness
Daily Events Conflict Deadlines Being asked to domore for less Multi-tasking
You Know You Are In Trouble Headaches Decreased Productivity Intermittent Sleep Disturbance Fatigue or Lethargy Frequent Illness or Absences fromWork Depression Intermittent Explosive Disorder
If You Find Yourself Saying I can’t get out of bed I can’t relax I don’t enjoy life I am procrastinatingabout everything Everything gets on mynerves
Or If You Run on Automatic Do you multitask? Do you take care ofothers first? Are you constantlythinking of the nextactivity?
You know you are stressedif………… You are too tired to brush or floss your teeth You are too bust to exercise You go to bed without washing your face You forget your thoughts
Your Six Needs Emotional Social Intellectual Spiritual Physical Recreational
How do You Combat Stress?Attend to Your Physical needs. Get 7-8 hours ofsleep Learn how tobalance your body Find ways toreplenish yourself Put rest andrelaxation into yourday
Your Physical Needs Do you have a balanced day of rest,relaxation, and activity? Do you hug people? Do you have physical contact with otherpeople? Do you go to the doctor?
Emotional Needs There are 5 primaryfeelings Anger Sadness Happiness Fear Loneliness Mad Sad Glad Afraid Alone
Identifying & ExpressingYour Feelings Do you know your emotionalneeds? Do you honor your feelings? Do you express feelings? Do you implode or explode? Do you have safe people to talkabout your feelings?
You Are Important!!!There will only be one of you at alltimes….Fearlessly have the courage to beyourself!