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  1. 1. Are you St ressed?
  2. 2. Feel like you are Losing It?
  3. 3. Stress… • Researchers define stress as a physical, mental, or emotional response to events that causes bodily or mental tension. Simply put, stress is any outside force or event that has an effect on our body or mind.
  4. 4. What Causes Us Stress?What Causes Us Stress? While locked up prisoners make twenty decisions a day, those of us walking the streets make one hundred & twenty decisions a day. -Prison Fellowship
  5. 5. Signs of StressSigns of Stress • Physical – Headache – Back Pain – Fatigue – Aches and Pains • Mental – Difficulty Concentrating – Increased Errors – Poor Decision Making
  6. 6. Myths of StressMyths of Stress • All stress is bad • Stress will not hurt you • What stresses you out also stresses me out • No symptoms, no stress • Only major symptoms of stress are harmful
  7. 7. How many hats do you wear?How many hats do you wear? • Personal • Work Related
  8. 8. Managing StressManaging Stress What is your favorite stress reliever?
  9. 9. How Can We Manage Stress?How Can We Manage Stress? Live with an Attitude of Gratitude Be Grateful for what you have.
  10. 10. Time ManagementTime Management • Get organized • Get structured • Set short term goals • Set long term goals • Use a planner: – daily schedule and “To Do” list
  11. 11. RelaxationRelaxation • Breathing: practice deep breathing • Progressive muscle relaxation • Guided Imagery • Meditation • Tapes, CDs etc.: Either something structured (commercial) or soothing music • Choose and schedule it in
  12. 12. Cognitive (Thoughts)Cognitive (Thoughts) • Pay attention to what you say to yourself • Identify negative thinking and irrational beliefs • Negative thinking leads to stress and anxiety • Teach thought-stopping techniques • Teach affirmations
  13. 13. One negative thought leads to another……….. then another……….. then another ….. Pretty soon you have ruined your entire life
  14. 14. SpiritualitySpirituality • Church, etc • Help others • Spend quiet time every day • Be thankful • Think positively • Put your faith to work! "I am at peace in the midst of chaos or madness. No person, place or thing has the power to upset me.".
  15. 15. EatingEating • Cut down on sugar, caffeine, processed foods • Eat nutritiously: all food groups, especially fresh fruits and veggies • Eat a little every couple of hours or so • Eat slowly
  16. 16. More Ideas… • Laugh Often • Try a New Thing • Cry • Get Enough Sleep • Exercise & Fresh Air • Build a Support System – Friends, Family and Co-Workers • SAY “NO” OCCASSIONALY
  17. 17. Even More Ideas • Let go of perfectionism • Learn to be flexible • Relax your standards • Focus less on pleasing others and more on pleasing yourself • Stay away from negative people • Surround yourself with upbeat, flexible and fun people.
  18. 18. Personal Stress First Aid KitPersonal Stress First Aid Kit • What would you put in yours? • I have in mine…
  19. 19. Name Your StressorName Your Stressor • Person • Place • Thing • Combination
  20. 20. Ann Landers said…Ann Landers said… “People take advantage of you only with your permission”
  21. 21. Defining StressDefining Stress Common Causes of Stress • Organizational Factors – Task demands include job design, working conditions, the physical layout, and work quotas. – Role demands include role conflicts, role overload and role ambiguity. – Interpersonal demands include lack of social support and poor interpersonal relationships.
  22. 22. Defining StressDefining Stress Common Causes of Stress – Organizational structure causes include excessive rules and lack of opportunity to participate. – Organizational leadership causes include supervisory styles which cause unrealistic pressures, tight controls, and the threat of job loss.
  23. 23. Fundamentals of Human Resource Defining StressDefining Stress Reducing Stress • HRM approaches include – matching individuals to their jobs – clarifying expectations – redesigning jobs – offering involvement and participation
  24. 24. Fundamentals of Human Resource Defining StressDefining Stress Reducing Stress • Dilemmas for HRM include: – balancing the need to energize people with the need to minimize dysfunctional stress – deciding how much an employer can interrupt on employees’ personal lives
  25. 25. Defining StressDefining Stress A Special Case of Stress: Burnout • Burnout is a function of three concerns: – Chronic emotional stress with emotional and/or physical exhaustion – Lowered job productivity – Dehumanizing of jobs
  26. 26. Defining StressDefining Stress • Causes and symptoms of burnout: – Organization characteristics – Perceptions of organization – Perceptions of role – Individual characteristics – Outcomes • Reducing burnout - four techniques are proposed: – Identification – Prevention – Mediation – Remediation
  27. 27. Fundamentals of Human Resource The Employee AssistanceThe Employee Assistance ProgramProgram Wellness Programs – Programs to keep employees healthy; include smoking cessation, physical fitness, weight control, etc. – Designed to cut employer health costs and lower absenteeism. – Employees must view programs as having value. – Must have top management support. – Should also provide services for employees’ families. – Need opportunities for employee input.
  28. 28. Questions?Questions?

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  • Participants will suggest different things that
    Cause them to experience stress.
  • Talk about trying to balance work, home and family every day.
  • Most Important Hat, Balloon, Role…whatever.. is YOU!
  • Let go of perfectionism
    Learn to be Flexiable
    Relax your standards
    Focus less on plr

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