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  1. 1. Stress Diary Journal Guides Guide 1: Stressors HP Stressors Stressors Types Physical EnvironmentStressors list • Noise • Poor Lighting • Heat • Confined SpacesWhat are stressors? Social InteractionIt is often the perception of growth or advancement. Additionally, there may be no • Rudenessthings that causes stress. Here  Insufficient training or specific reason for developing • Bossinessare some of the most common poor study techniques stress. It may result from • Aggressivenessreasons we get stressed:  Overcrowding many years of minor problems, • Bullying  Unrealistic Expectations or on-going, long-term Long hours  Noise and pollution problems such as illness of a Heavy workload... close family member. Organisational Infrequent breaks Other stressors (or the • Rules Boredom anticipation of them) can lead Simply, stress can be caused • Regulations Tasks that don’t utilise to stress: by anything. • Deadlines peoples skills Poorly defined goals and  Pressure to perform Short-term stress, such as job/task specifications (school, sports, sexually, giving a speech or going for an interview, are finite, has a short Major Life Events Too much responsibility. socially or Home) • Birth Poor management or  Threats of physical vio- and immediate focus and, • Death teaching style lence therefore, less problematic. • Transfer People are not involved in  Money worries It is though, our perception of • Promotion decision- making  Arguments both the event and our ability to • Marital problems Poor communication  Family conflicts cope, deal with it, or overcome Lack of support or help  Divorce it [our Self-Efficacy], that from co-workers and  Bereavement causes the problem. Daily Hassles supervisors/teachers or  Unemployment • Commuting staff  Moving house • Mechanical breakdowns Job insecurity  Alcohol or drug abuse. Lack of opportunity for & Internal ConflictsS tress Factors - Which factors influence stress at work?In recent times, there has been or hot and cold temperatures. • Noiseincreasing interest in distin- Physical internal stressors • Poor Lighting ‘Indentifyingguishing the effects of physical include things like infections or • Heatand psychosocial workplace inflammation. • Confined Spaces and knowingstressors on the aetiology of your stressorswork-related health disorders External psychological Social InteractionGenerally, people are prone to stressors are such things as • Rudeness are halfway toeither internal or external poor working conditions or • Bossiness cancellingstressors, and both types have conflicting relationships. • Aggressivenessphysical or psychological ori- External psychological stress- • Bullying them out’gins. Physical external stress- ors include:ors include unpleasant environ- Organisationalmental conditions such as pain Physical Environment • Rules
  2. 2. Page 2 S tress at work • Regulations situation. These stressors are Mind traps • Deadlines anxieties about events that may • Unrealistic expectations or may not happen, and the • Taking things personally Major Life Events stress response continues to • All or nothing thinking • Birth be active as long as one is • Exaggeration • Death worrying about it. The internal • Rigid thinking • Transfer psychological stressors • Promotion include: Personality traits • Marital problems • Perfectionists Lifestyle choices • Workaholics Daily Hassles • Caffeine • Commuting • Lack of sleep Stress can affect your overall • Mechanical breakdowns • Overloaded schedule performance and for some could result in serious ill health Internal psychological stress Negative self – talk - both mental and physical. can often be the most harmful • Pessimistic thinking Such ailments as hypertension, because there is frequently no • Self criticism coronary thrombosis, migraine resolution to the stressful • Over analysing and peptic ulcers are only a few E ffect of S tress on work performance “ Modern of the illnesses recognized as equates with professional and unsocial or excessive having a stress-related success and people crave for hours. society is background. In the workplace it status and abhor failure. The driven by has been seen, through demand for monetary Overwork: Stress may occur on-going research, to have a success / professional status through inability to cope with work” very detrimental effect. is simply overwhelming. the technical or intellectual Common causes of stress demands of a particular task. within the workplace include: Working Conditions: Physical Circumstances such as long and mental health is adversely hours, unrealistic deadlines and The Drive for Success: affected by unpleasant working frequent interruptions will Modern society is driven by conditions, such as high noise compound this. ‘work’. Personal adequacy levels, lighting, temperature Working conditions and S tress Under-work: This may arise with their personal, social and alter psychological, from boredom because there is family values. physiological and behavioural not enough to do, or because a routines such as promotion, job is dull and repetitive. Responsibility: The greater the retirement and redundancy are level of responsibility the particularly stressful. Uncertainty: About the work - greater the potential level of role objectives, responsibilities, stress Stress Therapy are available as and expectations, and a lack of a professional service. communication and feedback Relationships at work: Good www.stressdiaries.com can result in confusion, relationships with colleagues helplessness, and stress. are crucial. Open discussion is essential to encourage positive Conflict: Stress can arise from relationships. work which the individual does Copyright © www.stressdiaries.com not want to do or that conflicts Changes at work: Changes that
  3. 3. Page 3 Stressors list Identify Your Stressors from this listNo Stressor Type Yes Maybe No1 Workplace Stress: Some of the biggest causes of stress in the workplace: low wages, har- assment, performance appraisals, threat of layoff, obnoxious bosses, annoying co-workers,2 Family Stress: A few family stressors: interference, long-distance, rivalry, labels, family history, expectations, communication, comparisons, roles, secrets, educating children, dys-3 Relationship Stress: A few relationship stressors: communication, loyalty, honesty, emotional abuse, assault and other violence, betrayal, compatibility, affairs, unplanned pregnancy, sexual4 Dating Stress: A few dating stressors: blind dates, first dates, online dating, sexually- transmitted diseases, date-rape drugs, contraceptives, drinking, drugs, drinking and driving,5 Gambling Stress / Addiction: Some of the biggest causes of stress for gamblers: loan sharks, racking up debt, addiction, knowing limits, gangs, recovery, relapse, violence, depend-6 Credit & Debt Stress: A few credit and debt stressors: debt load, mortgages, house pay- ments, late payments, credit rating, interest rates, bankruptcy, collections, debt settlement,7 Holiday Stress: A few holiday stressors include: missing work, vacation planning, getting lost, dealing with borders and passports, air travel, communication, cultural issues, cost, language8 School / Academic Stress: A few education-related stressors: deadlines, tests, studying, overwhelming workload, rules, conflicts with instructors, conflicts with other students, course9 Emotional/Mental Stress: A few mental stressors: fear, self-expectations, embarrassment, feelings, attitude, needs, wants, goals, lack of goals, illness, drugs, head games, friendships,10 Parenting Stress: A few of the biggest causes of stress for parents: discipline, education, behaviour, neglect, proper care, money, time, communication, chores, routines, health care,11 Marriage Stress: A few of the biggest stressors for married couples: wedding planning, in- laws, religion, money, children, the holiday season, housing, cohabitation, personal space,12 General Financial Stress: General financial stressors include the following: financial planning, savings, banking, earning enough income, having multiple sources of income, money scams,13 Societal stress: Expectations, sanctioning of norms, taking and up-keeping values of society, Media influence, ‘must have’ stressors, your role determined, restrictions and controls, laws Are these some of yours? Cope with it by joining in @ www.stressdiaries.com Copyright © www.stressdiaries.com
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