Managing Stress - T & T Training Ltd

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Managing Stress
Questions
• What is stress?
• What causes stress?
• How can we manage stress?
• How can we help others manage stress?
What Is Stress?
...our body’s physical and emotional reaction
to circumstances or events that frighten,
irritate, confuse, endanger, or excite us.
The Work Underload -Overload
Continuum
Optimal
Stress
Work
Underload
Moderate
Work Load
Work
Overload
What Causes Stress?
• People
– Self expectations
– Impersonal barriers
– Conflicting desires
• Situations
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Expectations
Time
Lack of resources
Lack of vision & goals
Stages of Reaction to Stress
• Alarm
• Resistance
• Exhaustion
How Can We Manage Stress?
• Exercise
• Develop productive work
skills
• Take time to work
• Don’t bottle up things
• Take time to play
• Set realistic expectations
• Learn to relax
• Live in the present
• Avoid frustrations
• Laugh often and loud
• Keep life in perspective
How Can We Help Others
Manage Stress?
• Encourage expression of feelings
• Help identify stressors
• Relieve pressures
• Facilitate adaptation
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Summary
We need some stress to perform at peak levels
Help others deal with stress -- talk (don’t complain)
Be prepared -- take time to “sharpen the saw”
People and things cause stress -- control both
Avoid frustration
Exercise
Smile
Be around those you like
Enjoy sunsets

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