STRESS MANAGEMENT

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STRESS MANAGEMENT : 

1/24/2009 1 STRESS MANAGEMENT [email protected]

POSITIVE / NEGATIVE : 

1/24/2009 2 POSITIVE / NEGATIVE Stress in and of itself is neither positive nor negative. It is our perception of that stimulus which determines whether a situation is stressful. Some event that is exciting and pleasurable to one person may be painfully stressful to another. [email protected]

MIND OVERMANAGEMENT : 

1/24/2009 3 MIND OVERMANAGEMENT Our goal is not to eliminate stress but to learn how to manage it. Begin with educating yourself. Remember: “ Knowledge is power!” The ability to control a matter lies in understanding it. [email protected]

3 Basic Stages of Stress ARE: : 

1/24/2009 4 3 Basic Stages of Stress ARE: ALARM RESISTANCE EXHAUSTION [email protected]

ALARM : 

1/24/2009 5 ALARM The body’s initial physical reaction for fight or flight. [email protected]

RESISTANCE : 

1/24/2009 6 RESISTANCE The body tries to cope and adapt to the continued stress and begins the process of repairing any damage caused by the stress. If the stress can be overcome the body repairs the damage and the physical signs disappear. Resistance to stress is increased each time it’s dealt with leaving us stronger than before. [email protected]

EXHAUSTION : 

1/24/2009 7 EXHAUSTION If there is no relief from the stress, the body and mind cannot repair the damage. This can result in emotional, mental, and physical problems. [email protected]

STRESS SYMPTOMSWork related stress has a way of creeping into our lives, sometimes without our even realizing it. Some of the symptoms are minor, while others are more serious and even hazardous to your health. You may be stressed out if you… : 

1/24/2009 8 STRESS SYMPTOMSWork related stress has a way of creeping into our lives, sometimes without our even realizing it. Some of the symptoms are minor, while others are more serious and even hazardous to your health. You may be stressed out if you… Have a hard time making decisions Have trouble meeting important deadlines Experience feelings of fatigue or sleepiness even with enough sleep Have low self-esteem Feel that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get the job done Tend to criticize and be argumentative Experience moodiness or depression Are forgetful [email protected]

STRESS SYMPTOMS II : 

1/24/2009 9 STRESS SYMPTOMS II Get the constant feeling that something is wrong or missing Have a change in appetite so that you eat more or less than usual Find yourself smoking, drinking, or using drugs to cope with your job Experience rapid, irregular heartbeats or heart pounding Experience rapid breathing or hyperventilation Get muscle aches, headaches, or migraines Have high blood pressure Break out in skin rashes [email protected]

DURING TIMES OF CRISIS : 

1/24/2009 10 DURING TIMES OF CRISIS Give yourself credit for being human; intentional self-care is crucial. Recognize that your mind is not fully functioning. DO NOT make any major life changes or life decisions until things calm down. Know that this too shall pass. [email protected]

5 EASY WAYS TO ADDRESS S T R e s s s s………………….z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z : 

1/24/2009 11 5 EASY WAYS TO ADDRESS S T R e s s s s………………….z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z Take deep breaths Take a walk; escape from your environment Say no to what you don’t have time for or what isn’t interesting Leave work early (or at least on time) Relax your demands on yourself a bit; most of us expect to much [email protected]

5 MORE WAYS TO ADDRESS STRESS : 

1/24/2009 12 5 MORE WAYS TO ADDRESS STRESS Let yourself ask questions, and communicate with co-workers. Do unpleasant tasks in the morning to get them over with. Simplify things whenever possible. Look at large, overwhelming projects as a series of steps you complete one at a time. Let yourself laugh, especially when you feel grumpiest. Live in the present—don’t spend time worrying about how much better things were in the past or what might happens in the future. Most people who are able to manage stress have perfected the art of living in the now. [email protected]

Other Remedial Measures : 

1/24/2009 13 Other Remedial Measures Adoption of Good Working Habits Management Commitment Employee Cooperation Psychological Workshops Implementing Quality Systems Regular and Periodic Medical Check-ups [email protected]

MAIN GOAL : 

1/24/2009 14 MAIN GOAL Act, don’t react. Plan ahead, including having a Plan B. If there is a pattern of setting yourself up for problems or if the baggage from your past is interfering too much with the present, “GET HELP!” e.g., adults abused as children; adult children of alcoholics. [email protected]

As a general rule, actions to reduce job stress should give top priority to organizational change to improve working conditions. But even the most conscientious efforts to improve working conditions are unlikely to eliminate stress completely for all workers. For this reason, a combination of organizational change and stress management is often the most useful approach for preventing stress at work. : 

1/24/2009 15 As a general rule, actions to reduce job stress should give top priority to organizational change to improve working conditions. But even the most conscientious efforts to improve working conditions are unlikely to eliminate stress completely for all workers. For this reason, a combination of organizational change and stress management is often the most useful approach for preventing stress at work. [email protected]

Thank You : 

1/24/2009 16 Thank You [email protected]

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