Presentation on theme: "Thesis Statement Teenagers’ lives are adversely affected by stress; therefore they need to develop their sense of humor in order to cope with it. Stress."— Presentation transcript:
Thesis Statement Teenagers’ lives are adversely affected by stress; therefore they need to develop their sense of humor in order to cope with it. Stress Humor
Stress 80% 20% What is stress? Stress is the body’s state of mental or emotional strain or tension caused by adverse circumstances, changes, or challenges. Results of a survey (2013) conducted among 129 teenagers show:
Causes of Stress According to a survey (2013) conducted among 129 teenagers:
Effects of Stress Health Mood Behavior Relationships Productivity Quality of life Results of a survey (2013) conducted among 129 teenagers show: 56% 44%
Humor What is humor? The ability to make something seem funny with which it induces laughter or amusement. 40% 60%
Humor and Stress In order for the body to be in a state of balance, positive emotions have to be incorporated when stress is experienced. Example: Humor and laughter maintain a positive outlook. +ve emotions -ve emotions Happy messengers Sad messengers
40% 15% 45% Humor and Stress Halah AlWatban, a senior at Dhahran Ahliyya School says: “When I feel stressed I start over-thinking which makes me feel depressed, I know that laughter would make me feel less stressed, but in some cases I can’t see the humor in the situation”.
Developing a Sense of Humor Smile Count and thank your blessings. Give more space to happy and exciting thoughts in your mind. Learn from other people’s humor.
Developing a Sense of Humor *Be sarcastic or ironic *Use puns *Reframe *Add sound effects *Exaggerate stressful situations *Observe people’s facial expressions
Developing a Sense of Humor Plan to cheer up at least one person who is feeling down. Develop a routine to break the dark mood.
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Product Purpose: -To spread awareness on the adverse effects of stress caused by various factors. -To spread awareness on the different techniques for developing a sense of humor.
-Mrs. Malick -Mrs. Ameena Abdussamad -Participants of the survey (2003) -Sarah AlAbdullatif -Najla AlJabr -Halah AlWatban -Lama AlMuhaish