Stress management

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Here you will find articles, videos and news about how to find relief from stress. All forms of stress management techniques are presented including therapy, self-hypnosis, yoga, diets and much more.

Are you Stressed or Depressed – Take the test

Think about your course and what you have to do before completing. How stressed are you right at this moment

 
By: Brain
 
Everyone seems to have a view on stress, it has become so popular. Are you stressed or does it not effect you at all? Do you believe that managing stress is important, or do you think that it is a ‘buzz’ word, used as a convenient excuse? Are you living outside your comfort zone? What is stress any way?

Basically stress is caused by our need to adapt to change. The change can be positive or negative. If we feel uncomfortable about any new situation, or challenge, then we begin to experience stress. It is not the circumstances themselves, but our attitude to them, which causes the symptoms. As soon as we are in a situation that we feel is potentially threatening then our ‘fight or flight’ response switches on. Our breathing rate and heart rate increases, muscles tense up, blood pressure rises and adrenaline and cortisol are released into the blood stream.

In other words we are on full alert. This is a natural reaction that has been with us since primitive times to get us out of danger. The difference is that after the danger was over, primitive man would go back to his hut, sit in front of his fire and switch off again. Then all his bodily systems would return to normal. These days we tend to be switched on, tense and rushed, all the time. Because of the pace and intensity of the lives we lead, we suffer from increasing pressure of work and never seem to be able to take time to really relax and let our bodies re-balance.

We are often told how stress is bad for us, and it is true that excessive stress has many negative effects, but if we
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work life balance in managing stress
br />experienced a complete absence of stress we may not put in the extra effort needed to attain our personal goals and desires.

In fact we may not even feel motivated enough to get out of bed in the morning! We can accept that some stress is inevitable and it can also be used to a beneficial effect.

Are you Stressed or Depressed – Take the test

Think about your course and what you have to do before completing. How stressed are you right at this moment

 
By: Brain
 
Everyone seems to have a view on stress, it has become so popular. Are you stressed or does it not effect you at all? Do you believe that managing stress is important, or do you think that it is a ‘buzz’ word, used as a convenient excuse? Are you living outside your comfort zone? What is stress any way?

Basically stress is caused by our need to adapt to change. The change can be positive or negative. If we feel uncomfortable about any new situation, or challenge, then we begin to experience stress. It is not the circumstances themselves, but our attitude to them, which causes the symptoms. As soon as we are in a situation that we feel is potentially threatening then our ‘fight or flight’ response switches on. Our breathing rate and heart rate increases, muscles tense up, blood pressure rises and adrenaline and cortisol are released into the blood stream.

In other words we are on full alert. This is a natural reaction that has been with us since primitive times to get us out of danger. The difference is that after the danger was over, primitive man would go back to his hut, sit in front of his fire and switch off again. Then all his bodily systems would return to normal. These days we tend to be switched on, tense and rushed, all the time. Because of the pace and intensity of the lives we lead, we suffer from increasing pressure of work and never seem to be able to take time to really relax and let our bodies re-balance.

We are often told how stress is bad for us, and it is true that excessive stress has many negative effects, but if we
<
work life balance in managing stress
br />experienced a complete absence of stress we may not put in the extra effort needed to attain our personal goals and desires.

In fact we may not even feel motivated enough to get out of bed in the morning! We can accept that some stress is inevitable and it can also be used to a beneficial effect.