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1 Stress Management Hemankshu Sawant

2 Contents Introduction What is stress Reasons Symptoms Impact
Managing Stress

3 Introduction Stress is part of our everyday life.
Living in a fast-paced, technological society with innumerable demands upon our time, the majority of people can state: “I am stressed out.” What is stress? Where does stress come from? How can I tell when I am under stress? What are some of the ways stress affects my body, my mind, or my mood? How can I better manage the stress in my life?

4 What is Stress In his book Stress Without Distress, Hans Selye defines stress as: “… one’s reaction to life events … the nonspecific response of the body to any demand made upon it …” “Our response to any situation we find challenging, frightening, or difficult”

5 Stress • Everyday fact of life • Stress can be good
• Excessive stress can be harmful

6 Typical Relationship Between Performance and Stress
Too Little Stress Optimum Stress Excessive Stress High (excellent) Performance Level of Low (poor) Low High Stress


8 Positive Stress Results
• Enables concentration • Increases performance • Energizes you into motion

9 Negative Stress Results
• Loss of motivation • Reduces effectiveness • Physical, mental, and behavioural problems

10 What Stresses You Out? Money Traffic Health/Medical issues
Lack of Free time Relationships family & friends Job related stress: work load overcrowding lack of support lack of on the job training

11 Stress Signs

12 Physical Stress Signs Increased heart rate/ Increased blood pressure
Muscles tightening Cold clammy hands Fatigue Sleeplessness Longer recovery from injury Stomach or bowel upset Headaches Backaches Change in eating habits: lost of appetite/overeating Restlessness/irritability Increased illness

13 Mental Stress Signs Anxiety Forgetfulness Depression
Apathy/ lack of interest Confusion Lowered self-esteem Increased anger Excessive fear Worry Decreased self-confidence

14 Behavioural Signs of Stress
Hostility Irritability Under/over eating Decreased ability to concentrate Memory problems /forgetfulness Frequent use of cigarettes or alcohol Clumsiness Withdrawal from usual activities Poor performance, Absenteeism, High accident rates Making more mistakes

15 Impact of Stress

16 Impact on health of an individual
Back pain Headaches Stomachaches Ulcers High Blood Pressure Heart Attack or Stroke

17 Impact on the health of an organization
Increased health insurance costs Lost work days Stress-related workers’ compensation claims Lower Productivity Over 75% of industrial accidents are rooted in stress

18 How to Manage Stress

19 Mental Techniques • Time management • Organize
• Problem solving attitude Think Positive

20 Diversions • Music • Hobbies • Play • Learning • Vacation

21 Physical Techniques • Body Scan – “relax-let go” • Deep breathing
• Exercise • Meditation • Nutrition • Rest • Laughter

22 Workplace Skills • Delegate • Anticipate problems • Be assertive
• Be decisive • Organize • Balance work and personal time

23 Organizational Stress Management Initiatives

24 Organisational Initiatives
Improvements in the physical work environment Changes in Job design Changes in workloads and deadlines Changes in work schedules, More flexible hours Increased employee participation

25 Organisational Initiatives
Team building Time management workshops Job burnout workshops Training in relaxation techniques Career counseling

26 " Success belongs to those individuals
who can look at the complex challenges offered by the World as Inspiration."

27 Thank You !

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