Simply put, the Equation would look as: S = P > R (where P stands for Pressure and R for Resources)
Stress occurs when the Pressure of achieving something is greater than the Resources
Positive & Negative Stress
Positive stress can: Motivate us to be aware, better prepared, and open to new challenges and experiences
Negative stress can: Lead to constant worry, health problems, anger & discouragement, and a decrease in performance
Symptoms of stress appear in many ways. Everyone is different how they feel their stress – here are the different ways:
PHYSICAL – Muscle tension, low immune system, colds, flu, digestive problems, problems sleeping, headaches, low energy
EMOTIONAL – Depression, anger, fear or anxiety, feeling overwhelmed, moods swings, irritability, embarrassment
COGNITIVE – Difficulty concentrating, forgetfulness, critical self-criticism, unwanted or repetitive thoughts, mental disorganization
BEHAVIORS – Impulsive actions, crying, over eating or not eating, snapping at friends, isolation, nervousness, increase of alcohol or other numbing substances, total lack of ability to function as needed
Primarily, 3 factors that contribute to Stress
SITUATIONS – What situations cause stress for you?
Everybody is different and has different triggers
BODY – What changes happen to your body when stress hits?
Learn to know how you experience stress
MIND – The mental message you tell yourself are POWERFUL
Negative Messages –
Positive Messages –
Know your Stress - Keeping a Stress Journal or just being more aware can help you immensely.
Unhealthy Coping - These are some of the Unhealthy Ways to cope with Stress: