Stress is the way you react - both positive and negative, both physically and emotionally to change.
of the most common things that a young person tends to stress over include Exams, Tests, Relationship break-ups, Family problems
and or school or uni difficulties. Stress can be good - it can be an adrenalin rush that keeps our bodies functioning but
Ongoing stress can affect your health and well-being, Therefore you should....
LEARN TO MANAGE STRESS AND GAIN CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE!
Stress symptoms include:
Having trouble concentrating, having trouble making decisions,
not speaking clearly, tightness of muscles, feeling tired, feeling like you are rushed, feeling flustered, headaches, sweating
& nausea, lack of appetite, disturbed sleep, feeling irritable or bad tempered, feeling very emotional, feel that
others are to blame & feel that others "dont care"
Unresolved Stress can lead to:
Liver disease, Heart Disease, Backache, Headaches, Obesity,
Diabeties, Depression, Insomnia, Heat Attack, Stroke, Lowered Immunity, Inability to Concentrate, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
and an increased risk of accidents.
BREAKING THE STRESS CYCLE
1. Recognise that you are stressed
Sometimes people dont even realise that they are stressed. Others know deep down but deny it. You must say to yourself
I am Stressed and I want to do something about it!
2. Get to know what gets you stressed
Take notice of when, where and why you feel stressed
3. Reduce things that make you stressed
If work makes you stressed ask for less hours, If homework makes you stressed have a break, If your friends make you
stressed have some time out
4. Increase Relaxation and Positive Activities
Do things that make yourself feel good or relaxed