Stress Management awareness

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Stress Management awareness

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In this video, you will learn how to deal with and manage stress

What is stress?

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances ” Uncomfortable feeling Body in unnatural state Restlessness Distress

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What is stress management

Making changes to your life and lifestyle Practicing different methods and managing stress when it does occur Knowing you are in control

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What are the benefits of stress management?

Helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive Creates a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on Stress management is not one-size-fits-all. That is why it is important to experiment and find out what works best for you Requires a commitment to yourself to take the necessary time and effort to learn new stress management skills Aim to develop at least one strategy to turn to when we feel our stress levels rising

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Covid 19 and Stress?

The COVID 19 pandemic has added immense stress upon us as employees and the public in general In addition to the usual stressors of life, we now have an added responsibility to ensure our health and livelihoods and those of our families and children Research shows that Covid-19 has added to the burden of stress 90% of all doctor’s office visits are caused by stress? Many surveys demonstrate loss of productivity and the staggering cost of stress on business

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Covid 19 and Stress?

Working from home Not prepared for the lockdown Required to work from home Change of resources Accommodate professional lives into space meant only for personal lives

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Covid 19 and Stress?

2 . Lack of income Not being able to work from home (barbers, hairdressers, beauticians) inevitable loss of income People’s livelihoods put into question Caused severe stress and burden of worry about the future and being able to provide for families

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Covid 19 and Stress?

Being full-time care givers Being professionals and parents allow men and women to leave their homes in the morning with someone taking care of the children during the day Supportive role to parents were taken away Expectation to take care of children full-time Parental responsibility has caused marital conflict where both parents are professionals and expected to work from home

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Covid 19 and Stress?

Social isolation Taken away one of the biggest support structures from individuals Created a state of depression and the sudden thought of being alone with no social interaction created a state of boredom in the mind and too little stimulation of the brain. Hence , depression and anxiety is as a result of being socially isolated from other people. Social interaction was also a stress relief tool that was taken away

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Covid 19 and Stress?

Change in routine Normal life has a certain routine to it, from waking up in the morning to usual lunch and tea breaks at work to coming home in the evenings and doing what needs to be done People in lockdown tend to work longer hours, take little to no breaks away from their laptops and PC’s, are on call to respond to emails 24/7, work over weekends. Imbalance –less care about what they eat and how much they sleep

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10 Ways to avoid Stress (during lockdown)

Breathe fresh air Sunshine Walk Drink water and eat well Talk Laugh Read Practice gratitude Spend less time watching the news Sleep well