Life orientation; stress identification and management
28 January 2015
1.1 The typical stressors are school/homework; tests, marks and application to university. from family; pressure to do well and the fear of not meeting their expectations and somehow trying to maintain a social life. The biggest stressor in my life is time, having no time to meet deadlines which results to lack of sleep having too much to do at once and being unprepared or the next deadline. 1.2 Factors which intensify stress; fear it leads to perceived outcomes which are a source of stress. The increase of responsibilities, taking you out of your comfort zone and testing your ability to cope with the new or intensified tasks given to you. Factors which reduce stress; Get plenty of rest and eat well. You'll be able to handle stress better when it does come up. Discuss your problems with a friend or family member. 1.3 my initial reaction to stress is insomnia, when stressed I usually sleep for approximately 4 hours binge reckless unhealthy eating and my body tend s to feel drained and ready to shut down. This has a negative impact on health because my productivity decreases and my sleeping pattern is interfered with.
1.4 methods of stress relief
Listen to Music ; If you're feeling overwhelmed by a stressful situation, try taking a break and listening to relaxing classical music. Playing calm music has a positive effect on the brain and body, can lower blood pressure, and reduce cortisol, a hormone linked to stress. Talk Yourself Through It; Sometimes calling a friend is not an option. If this is the case, talking calmly to yourself can be the next best thing. Don’t worry about seeming crazy—just tell yourself why you're stressed out, what you have to do to complete the task at hand, and most importantly, that everything will be OK. Exercise (Even For a Minute) Exercise doesn't necessarily mean power lifting at the gym or training for a marathon. A...
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