Stress Awareness Month 2018: Stress Management

It’s the final day of April, which means this is the final day of Stress Awareness Month. Over the past month, I’ve released the following posts: Week 1: ‘An Introduction to Stress‘: The types of stress (i.e. distress vs. eustress). Week 2: ‘The Effects of Stress on The Body‘: The physiological, mental and emotional impacts of stress. Week 3: ‘Stress & Work‘:  The causes of stress and coping with stress at work/university. Although there are things that can be done to prevent stressful situations from occurring in the first place, it may not always be possible to change a stressful situation.

Stress Awareness Month 2018: Stress & Work

In the first post: ‘An Introduction to Stress‘, the types of stress (i.e. distress vs. eustress) were introduced. In the second post: ‘The Effects of Stress on The Body‘, the physiological, mental and emotional impacts of stress were introduced. Work is one of the most common causes of stress. In this third post, I’ll be focusing on stress at work/university and different ways to cope during stressful times. Causes of Work-Related Stress These work and employment concerns are frequent causes of distress: Excessively high job demands, an excessive workload with unrealistic deadlines can make people feel overwhelmed and under pressure. Insufficient workloads can make

Stress Awareness Month 2018: The Effects of Stress On The Body

In honour of Stress Awareness Month, this post is the second of the 4 week series all about stress. In the first post: ‘An Introduction to Stress‘, the types of stress (i.e. distress vs. eustress) were introduced. This week, I’ll be focusing on the short-term and long-term effects of stress. Stress can impact us in many ways: physiologically, emotionally, mentally, behaviourally,  socially etc. I’ll be focusing on the physiological and the emotional impacts of stress. Physiological Effects of Stress Flight or Flight Response The Flight or Flight response is our body’s response when we feel a strong emotion like fear

Stress Awareness Month 2018: An Introduction To Stress

Happy Easter 2018! We are officially beginning the second quarter of 2018…already. It’s April 2018, which means it’s ‘Stress Awareness Month’. In honour of Stress Awareness Month, I’ll be releasing four weekly blogs all about stress: the causes, the effects and ways to reduce stress in various aspects of our lives. Stressful Stats Stress problems are very common. Being “stressed out” is considered a universal human experience that affects almost everyone at any one point in their lives. In January 2018, Forth conducted a survey to gather some facts about stress levels across the UK. They found that: 85% of UK adults