Destress Yourself!

What is stress and what can I do about it?

Stress Is Part Of Normal Life

Stress comes from anything that a person finds challenging, threatening, or demanding. How you over come the stress is what is most important!
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What Causes Stress?

  • Health
  • Family
  • Schedule
  • Detachment
  • Finances
  • Work
  • Conflicts

Signs & Symptoms

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle Tension
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Chest Pain
  • Nausea

Benefits of Stress

  • Motivation
  • Boosts Brain Function
  • Increase Immunity (short term)

Consequences of Stress

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of Energy

Preventing Stress!

Primary:
  • Eat Healthy
  • Set Limits
  • Avoid Stressors
  • Be Active
Secondary:
  • Evaluate Mental & Cognitive Signs
  • Evaluate Physical & Behavioral Sings
Tertiary:
  • Relaxation
  • Listen to Music
  • Communicate
  • Meditate
  • Exercise
  • Rest

Coping with Stress: Defenses

  • Denial
  • Compensation
  • Rationalization
  • Regression
  • Repression
  • Displacement

Manage Your Stress

  • Relax
  • Meditate
  • Color
  • Paint
  • Sing
  • Biofeedback
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