Stress Happens when our needs are not being met
What is stress?
Stress is the response of your body and mind to being challenged or threatened.
Positive stress is eustress
awkward situations that help us grow, they cause stress but the result is beneficial for our overall well being
Negative stress is distress
event or situation that causes stress
What are some common stressors
How stress may affect us
Stages of Stress Response
during the alarm stage, your body releases adrenaline into your blood, it causes an immediate change in your body: heart rate speeds up, muscles tense up, breathing speeds up, your attention narrows and you focus on the stressor. (Life hack [as long as alarm stage is not alerting you to something that you need to react to to save your life]: look at your surroundings and notice four items, take note of sounds around you, take your mind off the stressor)
you feel that it is all good because the alarm stage is gone but you still experience the stress, you try to adapt to it and go by your day. Sometimes we react with bottled up, accumulated stress and [small things] set us off. Your body is working hard to cope during the resistance stage and you may be inexplicably irritated, tired, and less able to handle additional stress. Traffic is a common cause of this state or resistance.
Your body can no longer keep up with the demands placed on it, depleted emotional and or physical state. this happens after a long time of resistance stage, it can happen when we lose a loved one. It is not permanent but it can last years.
PHYSICAL effects of Stress
Signs of stress, pg. 63:
What is stress management
Responses to stress
Time management and coping
Planning and Time Management
To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be:
Unhealthy Defense Mechanisms
refusing to recognize an emotion or problem, acting as though nothing is wrong
making up for weakness in one area by excelling in another area
Making excuses for actions of feelings
behaving in a way opposite to the way you feel
putting your own faults onto another person
returning to immature behaviors to express emotion
People can work together to create an environment that supports a healthy community, also remember, taxes are meant to promote the common good.
Write three things or ideas that help with each of
these dimensions of wellness:
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.