Reduce your Stress

Several easy ways to relieve stress

Understanding Stress

Two Different Types:

Eustress- Good Stress
  • Helps get the job done
  • Enhances cognitive ability
Distress- Bad Stress
  • Hinders ability to complete tasks

Stress triggers the Fight or Flight Response

Either tackle problems head on OR

retract and run away from problems

What creates Stress?

Relationships- Divorce, Marriage, Breakups, Abuse

Work

School- Missing Assignments, Tests, Grades

Traumatic Events- Death of a Loved One

Illness

Injury

Signs of Stress

Physical Symptoms:

Dry Mouth

Clammy Hands

Racing Heart

Feeling ‘tight’

Constant tiredness

Migraine

Insomnia

Panic Attacks

Behavioral Symptoms:

Irritability

Vagueness

Unkempt appearance

Poor concentration

Fidgeting

Difficulty in decision-making

Stress Relievers

My recommendation

Remember: Stress is an everyday thing, and everybody deals with it in their own way.

Personally, I have a top five ways to deal with stress.

  1. Listen to Music
  2. Play video games
  3. Watch TV/Youtube Videos
  4. Read
  5. Hang with friends

Try out some of the tricks above, you might find something that fits your needs.