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Stress management presentation

  1. 1. 1 STRESS MANAGEMENT MANAGING STRESS IN YOUR LIFE
  2. 2. 2 STRESS MANAGEMENT WHAT IS STRESS?  IT IS A PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE  TIME, MONEY, AND RELATIONSHIPS ENSURE THAT STRESS WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US  DOES NOT HAVE TO BE NEGATIVE OR OVERWHELMING
  3. 3. 3 STRESS MANAGEMENT POSITIVE STRESS POSITIVE STRESS RESULTS FROM EXCITING EXPERIENCES:  WINNING THE LOTTERY  UNEXPECTED PROMOTION  RECEIVING AN AWARD  EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS
  4. 4. 4 STRESS MANAGEMENT OVERWHELMING STRESS:  LOSING  FAILING  OVERWORKING  NOT COPING
  5. 5. 5 STRESS MANAGEMENT CAUSES OF STRESS FALL INTO TWO CATEGORIES:  EXTERNAL  INTERNAL
  6. 6. 6 STRESS MANAGEMENT EXTERNAL STRESSOR MAY BE MAJOR LIFE EVENTS/PRESSURES:  MOVING  DEATH OF SPOUSE, FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND  DIVORCE  FINANCE  DEADLINES  ARGUMENTS  FAMILY CONCERNS  LACK OF SLEEP
  7. 7. 7 STRESS MANAGEMENT INTERNAL STRESSORS THIS TYPE OF STRESSOR MAY PLAY A GREATER ROLE IN THE STRESS OF DAILY LIFE. FOR EXAMPLE:  “VALUES AND BELIEFS”  FAITH  GOALS  SELF-IMAGE  EXPECTATIONS OF SELVES & OTHERS
  8. 8. 8 STRESS MANAGEMENT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE ARE STRESSED: 1. IT IS WHAT YOU FEEL WHEN YOU HAVE TO HANDLE MORE THAN YOU ARE USED TO. 2. WHEN YOU ARE STRESSED, YOUR BODY RESPONDS AS THOUGH YOU ARE IN DANGER. 3. IT MAKES HORMONES THAT SPEED UP YOUR HEART, MAKE YOU BREATHE FASTER, AND GIVE YOU A BURST OF ENERGY.
  9. 9. STRESS MANAGEMENT 4. SOME STRESS IS NORMAL AND EVEN USEFUL. 5. STRESS CAN HELP IF YOU NEED TO WORK HARD OR REACT QUICKLY. (I.E., IT CAN HELP YOU WIN A RACE OR FINISH AN IMPORTANT JOB ON TIME.) 6. BUT IF STRESS HAPPENS TOO OFTEN OR LASTS TOO LONG, IT CAN HAVE BAD EFFECTS 9
  10. 10. 10 STRESS MANAGEMENT WHAT YOU WILL NOTICE:  HEART RATE SPEEDS UP  BLOOD PRESSURE RISES  BREATHING SPEEDS UP  BLOOD TO MUSCLES  SWEATING  BLOOD SUGAR INCREASES  UPSET STOMACH  BACK PAIN  TROUBLE SLEEPING IT'S IMPORTANT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT CAUSING YOUR STRESS.
  11. 11. 11 STRESS MANAGEMENT COMMON SYMPTOMS OF STRESS  PHYSICAL  MENTAL EMOTIONAL  BEHAVIORAL  COGNITIVE
  12. 12. 12 STRESS MANAGEMENT EMOTIONAL/MENTAL SYMPTOMS:  ANXIETY, WORRY, GUILT, NERVOUSNESS  ANGER, FRUSTRATION  MOODINESS  DEPRESSION  APPETITE VARIES  RACING THOUGHTS  NIGHTMARES  DIMINISHED CONCENTRATION  IMPAIRED MEMORY OR FORGETFULNESS
  13. 13. 13 STRESS MANAGEMENT PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS INCLUDE:  MUSCLE TENSION  NAUSEA, VOMITING  HEADACHES  JAW, NECK & BACK PAIN  DIARRHEA  SLEEP DISTURBANCES  DRY MOUTH, SWEATY PALMS  UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS  COLD HANDS  BREATHING CHANGES (E.G., SHALLOW, SIGHING)
  14. 14. 14 STRESS MANAGEMENT PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS CONTINUED  INDECISIVENESS  CLOSE TO TEARS OR CRYING  LONELINESS  SUICIDAL THINKING  TROUBLE LEARNING NEW INFORMATION  CONFUSED/DISORGANIZED
  15. 15. 15 STRESS MANAGEMENT BEHAVIORAL SYMPTOMS  TARDINESS  POOR APPEARANCE  NERVOUS BEHAVIOR/HABITS  RUSHING/PACING  ON EDGE  INCREASED FRUSTRATION/IRRITABLE  ACCIDENTS  OVERREACTING
  16. 16. 16 STRESS MANAGEMENT BEHAVIORAL SYMPTONS CONTINUED:  REDUCED PRODUCTIVITY  SOCIAL WITHDRAWAL  DEFENSIVE  SLEEP PROBLEMS/TIREDNESS  INCREASED USE OF OTC DRUGS  INCREASED USE OF TOBACCO  INCREASED USE OF ALCOHOL  INCREASED USE OF RECREATIONAL DRUGS
  17. 17. 17 STRESS MANAGEMENT UNDER LONG-TERM STRESS HOWEVER:  OUR PERSONALITIES CHANGE  MAY BECOME DEPRESSED  FEEL HELPLESS/HOPELESS  BECOME EXPLOSIVE/IMPULSIVE  HAVE EXAGGERATED FEARS  DEVELOP ANXIETY/PANIC  DEVELOP PHYSICAL PROBLEMS INCLUDING CV DISEASE, HBP, ULCERS, MIGRAIN HEADACHE
  18. 18. 18 STRESS MANAGEMENT NOW THAT YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS OF STRESS, HOW DO YOU MANAGE IT? SIMPLE, RIGHT?
  19. 19. 19 STRESS MANAGEMENT PREVENTATIVE MEASURES:  DEEP BREATHING  EXERCISE  RELAXATION  PROGRESSIVE MUSCLE RELAXATION  MEDITATION  BEGIN AN EXERCISE PROGRAM  REAPPRAISE YOUR LIFE AND PRIORITIES
  20. 20. 20 STRESS MANAGEMENT GET ORGANIZED: USE CALENDERS OR “TO DO LISTS” KNOW YOUR LIMITS: BE REALISTIC CHANGE ATTITUDE: LEARN TO SEE STRESSFUL SITUATIONS AS CHALLENGES TALK IT OVER: TALK THE SITUATION OVER WITH A FRIEND
  21. 21. 21 STRESS MANAGEMENT LEARN TO SAY “NO”: THERE ARE SOME DEMANDS THAT WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER. SEPARATE THOSE FROM ACTIVITIES OVER WHICH WE HAVE SOME CONTROL, AND LEARN TO SAY “NO” TO DEMANDS.
  22. 22. 22 STRESS MANAGEMENT POSITIVE SELF TALK: LEARN THAT YOU CAN MANAGE A STRESSFUL SITUATION BY WHAT YOU SAY TO YOURSELF, “I CAN HANDLE THIS ONE STEP AT A TIME”.
  23. 23. 23 STRESS MANAGEMENT TAKE CHARGE: TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR MAKING YOUR LIFE WHAT YOU WANT.
  24. 24. 24 STRESS MANAGEMENT LOVE, PRAY, FORGIVE REALIZE THAT MOST STRESS COMES FROM WITHIN, NOT WITHOUT. TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE FLOWERS AND TASTE THE STRAWBERRIES.

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