Stress

Stress is...

A feeling that is created when we react to certain events. It is the body's way of preparing itself to deal with a tough situation.

The 2 types of stress are...

Eustress- Short Term (Good)

Distress- Long Term (Bad)

Good and Bad

Good Stress helps our bodies to react quickly to either Fight or Run. Flight or Flight stress is a good stress. It helps us with tough situations.

Bad Stress is not good for the body and/or mind. Bad Stress is like preparing for tests or moving to a new school.

How to Help Relieve Yourself From Stress

Stress can...

Body

Stress can cause the making extra stress hormones that are not needed. If this happens with will make you feel weak, overwhelmed, or even sick with a weakened immune system.

Emotions

Many people respond to stress in different ways.

Some may act out in anger and take it out on someone/something.

Some might internalize it and isolate themselves which can lead to unhealthy habits.

How to Deal with Stress

Get Active

Get Enough Sleep

Manage Your Time

Have Fun

Stay Healthy

Talk to Someone about It

Try Controlled Breathing

Unhealthy Ways to Deal with Stress

Self Medicating

Cutting

Smoking

Binge Eating

Not Eating Enough

Sleeping All the TIme

Ignoring It

If you need help

Talk to someone like a therapist or someone you trust about why you are stressed out and maybe just work it out with them, because two heads are better than one. Some of their ideas just might help.