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What is Stress

What is Stress

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Stress is a part of life.

Stres Happens to everyone every da we cope with ordinary events, Interact with people and meet kinds of demands.

Everyday things such as rul work,responsibilities, decision changes, relationships, illness money can cause stress. A Little stress is good. It makes you think and try harder. it stimulates and provides excitement . The stress of competitive sports, for example,is enjoyable But too much stress or stress that for most people. goes on for a long time can become harmful.

ss affects everyone differently. Some people bec s, defensive, others become depressed or withd hers become aggressive or excited. Stress can al :

# Fast heartbeats

# Tense Muscles Headaches, Stomach Aches and Diarrhoea` Being anxious and badtempered all the time.



# Acting in a defensive o aggressive manner .

# Feeling tired and havin trouble concentrating

# Eating disorders – loss of appetite or overeating.

# Sleeplessness ( insomnia ). Migraine. Stomach ulcers. Skin rashes.




ess continues, it may lead to diseases like :

High blood pressure, heart attack Depression, nervous breakdown or mental illness Worsening of asthma attacks.

control stress effectively, we must first k is causing the stress. Then we must cons her we can do anything about it. Some s of stress can be changed or adjusted w s simply have to be accepted. In both ca ver we can change the way we react to t earn how to cope more effectively:


lan Your Time Well Be more organised. Make a list of all the things ou need to do and arrange hem in order of importance. Decide how much time you need for ach job and then stick to your plan.

GOALS e Realistic about What You Can Do hoose your work according to your own bilities and interests. Do not hope for the mpossible. Set goals for yourself that are chievable that you don’t become frustrated r discouraged

ake Decisions Wisely et all the relevant information first – don’t ake major decisions blindly. Consider the od and bad points of each choice. Involve e people who will be affected by the decision the process.

 Learn To Like yourself
Don’t worry too much about your looks, height, pimples and other faults. Make the best of what you have and learn to accept what you cannot change.

Think Positive

Prevent negative feelings from buildin Learn to identify the cause of these fe and deal constructively with them. Don’t blow things out of proportion.

hare your Problem Do not keep all your problems and worries to ourself. Remember you are not alone. Talk o your spouse, friend, supervisor or religious eader.They may have had experience with imilar situations and they may be able to uggest a solution to your problem.

 Build A Happy Family Be kind, loving and polite to your family. Treat them the same way you should treat friends. They will provide you with love an support in times of need. Set aside some t each day to talk, play or relax together. Ma your home a happy place to come back to a hard day’s work.

Make Friends st as you need a happy family, you also eed friend to talk to and laugh with, to sit you and go out with you and to help ou in times of need. Treat others the way ou would like them to treat you. Respect heir views and be patient with faults. Try ving in to others sometimes-even when ou are right.

 keep Healthy Keep your body healthy by exercising regularly eating and getting enough sle Do not turn cigarettes or alcohol to relie your stress. Smoking & drinking do not solve anything and will cause more problems for your health.

Make Some Time For Yourself Do something that you really enjoy. It could be a hobby like collecting coins or an exercise activity like jogging.The a short break when you feel tense or tired.You deserve to have a litter fun sometimes.

pread Out The Changes In Your Life ive yourself time to adjust from one hange to another. For example avoid etting married,buying a house and hanging jobs all at the same time .

 Learn some relaxation Techniques Deep breathing exercises, meditation, mass and muscle relaxation techniques can be he in relieving stress.


tand with your feet apart and our arms hanging loosely by our sides.

lose your eyes and let your head fall forward.

reathe in slowly through your ose. Draw in the air deeply, llowing first your abdomen, hen your lungs to expand.

Hold your breath gently for a while.

reathe out slowly through your nose. ake your time.

epeat the deep breaths until you eel relaxed.

hen slowly open your eyes.

1. Sit on a comfortable chair 2. Close your eyes . 3. Clench one first tightly. Hold the tension for a few seconds and concentrate on it.

4. Then release the tension very slow feel the tension draining out of your hand.

5. Repeat this exercise with any part your body face, scalp, eyes, shoul abdomen,buttocks, arms and legs


witch on some soft music

t on a comfortable chair or lie down .

ose your eyes.

elax all your muscles and let your ody go limp.

hink of a pleasant,. Soothing image uch as a blue mountain lake….. entle lapping waves…. Leaves rustling n a soft wind…

o some deep breathing if you like listen to a* taped relaxation message.

ontinue until your feel very relaxed.


do with another person and you can massage ea eps are for the person who is doing the massagin

et your partner sit comfortably

tand behind your partner.

Suggest that your partner remove his/her glasses, closes his/her eyes and thinks of something pleasant.

Place your hands gently on your partner’s shoulders as a “greeting”.

Apply gentle but firm, even pressure with your thumbs across the top of he shoulders. Start at the neck. Work your way towards the ends of he shoulders and then back across o the neck.

Using both hands, massage across the top of the shoulders with a kneading motion,from the neck to the tips of the shoulders and back.

To Be Continue

cate the spine ( backbone ) the base of the neck. Place ur thumbs on either side of e spine and apply gentle but m pressure away from the ne. Continue down the back d then up again. Do not ess on the spine itself.

cate the base of the skull at e back of the head. Apply tating pressure on either side the spine with your thumbs.

ace one hand on your partner’s in and one hand behind the neck r support. Slowly and carefully tate the head first in one direction d then the other.

Ask your partner to clench his/her eeth. Locate the tense jaw muscles. Ask him/her to relax. Use three ingers to massage the jaw muscles.
To Be Continue

Use your fingers to massage the temples . Work across the forehead and back to the temples

Place your hands gently back on the shoulders as a “ Goodbye “.


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