The good, the bad, and the side effects

Alexis Hill

What Causes Stress?

  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Friends
  • School
  • Work
  • Major life changes
  • Finances
  • Being overly busy
  • Unrealistic expectations of yourself

How does your body react to stress?

  • Fight-Angry, agitated, unable to sit still, you may fight.
  • Flight-Withdraw, depressed, show little emotion.
  • Freeze-Frozen under pressure, a combination of both. You feel agitated, yet, you seem calm.

What are the consequences of being stressed?

  • Loss of concentration
  • Moodiness
  • Poor judgement
  • Negativity
  • Anxiety
  • Chest pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Short temper
  • Agitation
  • Isolation
  • Eating more or less
  • Sleeping more or less
  • Procrastination
  • Nervous habits
  • Using drugs or alcohol

How can you prevent stress from having a negative impact on you?

  • Avoid unnecessary stress
  • Accept what you cannot change
  • Set aside relaxation time
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Get plenty of sleep