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Management Organizing your time can be very stressful if the time is not divided carefully and in balance of what you really want. To be able to perform to the fullest of ability, proper time allocation or management is needed to ensure that the flow of the work is right and will reach the required deadline or time limit. It is important to note that time management is slightly different for everyone. The definition of time management may change for an individual based on the role that individual plays within an organization or workplace. In general, time management is the ability to produce and follow a schedule, meet deadlines, prioritize and minimize distractions and unimportant tasks. Time management includes managing time wisely so that tasks and projects can get done efficiently and effectively. For a teacher, time management is the thread running through almost all aspects of teaching — organizing the day, organizing the classroom, deciding how long and how often to teach various subjects, recording student progress, or keeping time-consuming behavior problems to a minimum. Stress Management Stress played important aspect in managing our daily life. Like time, coping stress can have positive impact or negative impact, depending on how a person handled his or her stress. According to Hans Selye (1956), “stress is not necessarily something bad – it all depends on how you take it. The stress of exhilarating, creative successful work is beneficial, while that of failure, humiliation or infection is detrimental.” Selye believed that the biochemical effects of stress would be experienced irrespective of whether the situation was positive or negative. Stress is now viewed as a "bad thing", with a range of harmful biochemical and longterm effects. These effects have rarely been observed in positive situations. The most
Many things should be taken into consideration of what made you to be so stressful in the workplace. they are more liable to become ill or fatigued and to experience injury. especially at the workplace. Therefore. the “time pressure experienced” decreases. In this case. Thus.commonly accepted definition of stress (mainly attributed to Richard S Lazarus) is that stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that “demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize. it is important for teachers to recognize the source of their problem. it's what we feel when we think we've lost control of events. From this problem. so that they will have fewer things to do which will contribute to a healthy stress level. Bad level of stress can results in decreased job satisfaction. measures should be taken in order to increase the time availability in the working place. “Time Pressure experienced” will decreases. it might be due to other individual as the “contributor” or the ability of the teacher as a good manager of his or her own time. Stress in the workplace frequently can be two-way pressures that come from a combination of both internal and external stressors. Teachers or any workers should aim for more time availability. will affect the mental health of a person. and increased conflicts. Firstly.” In short. especially. When a person ignore their stress signals. it can be seen that as “time available” increases. teachers should be aware that they must know how to manage time properly in order to decrease the stress effect on their mental health. your ‘stress triggers’. it is important to learn to recognize your own personal switch. reduced production. even a teacher cannot avoid such problem. As “Things to Do” increases. thus. Secondly. Based on the definition given. in the workplace. The environment . which all lead to more stress. with all of the things to be done at the school. it can be seen that poor time management can caused stress. In this case. knowing what-to-know is irrelevant in solving time and stress management if the person him/herself had difficulty in following the solution provided. if the problem still occurs where teachers still experience time pressure. Nevertheless. Therefore. the primary cause for their poor time is the work stress. Stress in the Workplace Maintaining good level of stress can affect time management in the workplace. in order to maintain a healthy level of pressure. It is important that an individual to be able to possess such skill. in this case.
Effects of Poor Time and Stress Management Personal time management skills are essential skills for effective people. to work in a team. A good manager should be able to recognize and allocate the right portion of time to reach these needs. Therefore. connected to something bigger than oneself. organizing events. and say goodbye to the often intense stress of work overload. You are not good at stress and time management if your home or workplace is full of clutter. before deciding that you are not suited to be a teacher or experiencing burn out. People who use these techniques routinely are the highest achievers in all walks of life. Life balance is important in maintaining good level of stress and time pressure. If you use these skills well. it advisable that teachers to set priorities and managing time to meet deadlines. For teachers. where they have to fulfill certain criteria. Thirdly.where the working took place can also be considered as the cause for stress. Therefore. At the heart of time management is an important shift in focus: Concentrate on results. but achieve very little. going to courses and many more.Many people spend their days in a frenzy of activity. because they're not concentrating their effort on the things that matter the most. What is more. feeling understood. check students work. then you will be able to function exceptionally well. novelty and stimulation. as you master these skills. you will find that you take control of your workload. Time can be your biggest ally. make smarter decisions faster. thus. we would be able to manage time and stress even better. a sense of control. from business to sport to public service. even under intense pressure. by maintaining a balance life. the mind body connection. these may caused failures in organizing their time and work properly. There are several aspects that can be taken into consideration of what makes our life balanced: a sense of security. Therefore. check your life balance. to set and achieve goals. not on being busy . or it can . if you are running around a lot but not reaching anywhere. status. making us be more independent and a good role model to the others. You cannot hope to manage stress unless you get a handle on your time. then you are not managing your time wisely. to be able to effectively organize daily actions. if there are many unfinished tasks that demand your immediate attention. If you are afflicted with a deep sense of frustration at not doing enough. uncover better options and more importantly. give and receive attention. goals and purpose. most of them were placed in a cramped or cluttered environment.
manifest themselves with an array of signs and symptoms such as chest pain. Sustained high levels of cholesterol and other fatty substances in the blood can lead to atherosclerosis. the outcome is more or less the same. These changes persist till the threat exists. restrict blood flow to the heart and sometimes lead to a heart attack. The few functional adjustments which are responsible for the short term effects are such as Increase in the heart rate to supply more blood quickly. a disease in which fatty plaques build up on blood vessel walls. then it becomes pathological. then preparation for the exams acts as a trigger for stress. Chronic activation of stress hormones can raise your heart rate. While the long term effect of stress may cause health problem such as cardiovascular system damage. Now we talk about the effects of stress. Stress can affect children.be your ruthless enemy. . We can take the example of a guy appearing for a competitive exam for a job. headache. cause chest pain and/or heart palpitations (sensations that your heart is pounding or racing). having more peace of mind and living a more fulfilled life. adolescents and adults. Though the stress factor may be different in different age groups. The effects of stress affect not only man. if he is not able to cover all the topics or if he finds the topics very tough. the body returns to normal. then it becomes pathological. This functional adjustment responsible for the stress effects on the body. This is a physiological response seen in all persons exposed to stress. Stress is a normal physiological response of the body to hostile environment. During this response certain functional adjustments occur in the body. prolonged or unanticipated. persisting or the long term effects of stress are the pathological responses. but also animals. These immediate. The affected person undergoes either some or all of the above mentioned symptoms with their severity based on his susceptibility. When the trigger is repetitive. When the threat no longer exists. and increase your blood pressure and blood lipid (fat) levels. The short term of effects of stress is happened when a person encounters a threat. transient effects are the short term effects of stress. We all have same amount of time in a day – 24 hours – but some people seem to be doing more. How is it possible? Don’t they feel stressed out? The secret lies in their ability to manage time and stress. The long term and short term effects of stress on the body manifest itself irrespective of the age groups. his body gets geared up to handle it by the 'Fight or flight' response. There are long term and short term effect of stress. When the trigger is repetitive. and etc. transient or the short term effects are the normal physiological responses whereas the delayed. The effects of stress on the body can be categorized into short term and long term effects irrespective of the age groups. When he has to study a lot. The immediate. prolonged or unanticipated.
peaceful. drinking. unhealthy stress coping strategies such as smoking. they believe that they're not able to meet the threat. Do not suppress any thoughts. sounds of running water and birds. and how closely their resources meet the demands of the situation. What is imagery? Sometimes we are not able to change our environment to manage stress – this may be the case where we do not have the power to change a situation. Imagery is a potent method of stress reduction. etc. the smell of cut grass. One approach to it is to observe your "stream of consciousness" as you think about the thing you're trying to achieve which is stressful. In short. Techniques and Tools of Stress Reduction We have chosen two techniques of stress reduction. while others can be intensely stressful. Similarly. it's when we feel out of control. for example. or where we are about to give an important performance. or overeating can also damage the heart and surrounding blood vessels. You can bring all your senses into the image with.The relationship between stress and heart health can also be a bit more indirect. When people feel stressed. The second technique is positive thinking. imagery and positive thinking. beautiful and happy. Perception is key to this as situations are not stressful in their own right. The principle behind the use of imagery in stress reduction is that you can use your imagination to recreate and enjoy a situation that is very relaxing. and write . restful. the more relaxing the experience will be. One common use of imagery in relaxation is to imagine a scene. the warmth of the sun. Imagery is a useful skill for relaxing in these situations. place or event that you remember as safe. and second. The more intensely you imagine the situation. just let them run their course while you watch them. they feel threatened by the situation. The most commonly accepted definition of stress is that it occurs when a person believes that "demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize". Use the imagined place as a retreat from stress and pressure. the taste of cool white wine. Rather it is our interpretation of the situation that drives the level of stress that we feel. they have made two main judgments: First. Thought Awareness is the process by which you observe your thoughts and become aware of what is going through your head. How someone feels depends on how much the situation stressed can hurt them. People who respond to stress with anger or hostility have an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease. You will be aware of how particular environments can be very relaxing. Instead.
it can be said that the ability to manage your time and stress is interrelated. should possess good time and stress management skills in order to have a balance and healthy lifestyle. your will be able to decrease the stress especially in the workplace. maintain good relationship with colleagues as well as be a good role model to the students and other people. . The next step in dealing with negative thinking is to challenge the negative thoughts that you identified using the Thought Awareness technique.them down on your diary. By being able to relate your time well. you should already be feeling more positive. Thus. Ask yourself whether the thought is reasonable. By managing good level of stress and proper time management. who has to deal with lots of things or events at the school. a teacher. Conclusion Overall. positive thoughts and affirmations to counter any remaining negativity. It can also be useful to look at the situation and see if there are any useful opportunities that are offered by it. Look at every thought you wrote down and challenge it rationally. able to be productive in the teaching field. teachers would be able to be more professional in their work. The final step is to prepare rational. What evidence is there for and against the thought? Would your colleagues and mentors agree or disagree with it? Finally by now.
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