DO YOU HAVE STRESS?

EVERYONE HAS STRESS

SYMPTOMS OF STRESS

  • LOW ENERGY
  • HEADACHES
  • UPSET STOMACH
  • INSOMNIA
  • FEELING OVERWHELMED
  • DIFFICULTY RELAXING

TYPES OF STRESSORS

  • DAILY HASSLES
  • WORK
  • FAMILY
  • FINANCES
  • THE UNKNOWN

CONSEQUENCES OF STRESS

  • LOWER IMMUNITY
  • WEIGHT GAIN
  • DECREASED ABILITY TO COPE
  • DEPRESSION

HOW TO DEAL WITH STRESS

GOOD WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

  • MEDITATION
  • VISUALIZING CALM
  • GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD- FIND A HOBBY INVOLVING YOUR HANDS
  • EXERCISE
  • GET FRESH AIR AND SUNSHINE TO INCREASE VITAMIN D

HARMFUL WAYS TO DEAL WITH STRESS

  • SMOKING
  • EXCESSIVE DRINKING
  • IGNORING THE ISSUE
  • OVEREATING
  • WITHDRAWAL FROM SOCIAL INTERACTION

PREVENTION OF STRESS ISSUES

  • REDUCE THE NEGATIVES THAT ARE CAUSING STRESS
  • DEVELOP NEW COPING SKILLS
  • SEEK TREATMENT IS NEEDED

TYPES DEFENSE MECHANISMS



  • DENIAL
  • REGRESSION
  • ACTING OUT
  • REPRESSION
  • COMPENSATION