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Stress: Why does it happen and how can we manage it? How stress affects our brain.

This Teded by Madhumita Murgia explains how chronic stress can affect brain size, its structure, and how it functions, right down to the level of your genes. Chronic stress may inhibit our ability to remember and learn effectively, thus affecting our productivity. – nurhakim010

Common Causes of Stress & Their Effect on Your Health. The kids won't stop screaming, your boss has been hounding you because you turned a report in late, and you owe the IRS thousands of dollars you don't have.

Common Causes of Stress & Their Effect on Your Health

You're seriously stressed out. Stress is actually a normal part of life. At times, it serves a useful purpose. Stress originating from our careers. What Is Emotional Numbing? Emotional numbness is something most people will experience at some point in their life.

What Is Emotional Numbing?

Quite often, the feeling is temporary. However, for some, feeling emotionally numb becomes a way of life to protect from further emotional or physical pain. Emotions are a critical part of how we function in life. In fact, one study1 found that people reported experiencing at least one emotion 90% of the time, with positive emotions being reported over 2.5 times more frequently than negative emotions. Stress in the Workplace. Whatever your work demands, there are steps you can take to protect yourself from the damaging effects of stress, improve your job satisfaction, and bolster your well-being on and off the job.

Stress in the Workplace

When is workplace stress too much? Stress isn’t always bad. A little bit of stress can help you stay focused, energetic, and able to meet new challenges in the workplace. It’s what keeps you on your toes during a presentation or alert to prevent accidents or costly mistakes. But in today’s hectic world, the workplace too often seems like an emotional roller coaster. You can’t control everything in your work environment, but that doesn’t mean you’re powerless, even when you’re stuck in a difficult situation. Surprising New Finding on How to Manage Stress at Work. Source: DepositPhotos/VIA Institute How do you manage your stress at work?

Surprising New Finding on How to Manage Stress at Work

When I ask different professionals this question, here are the types of responses I get: “I take a break, put my feet on my desk, and pop in my favorite music” (Jacob, 24, management) “The first thing I do on my lunch break is grab a quick smoke outside. And, I talk to a couple people about my weekend” (Cindy, 48, teacher) Work Recovery: 5 Fundamental Elements to Recover from Workplace Stress. Home » Positive Workplace » Work Recovery: 5 Fundamental Elements to Recover from Workplace Stress When was the last time you felt fully recovered from your stressful work environment?

Work Recovery: 5 Fundamental Elements to Recover from Workplace Stress

Job demands are higher than ever and with increased work speed, job insecurity, and complex work environments the pressure is on for employees. Organizations are aiming to support their staff’s work recovery by providing free gym memberships and massages – economist Milton Friedman’s phrase “There is no such thing as a free lunch” comes to mind. But there is more to work recovery than hitting the gym for an hour.

The latest scientific findings in the field of Positive Psychology indicate that there are five fundamental elements which (ideally in combination) promote completely winding down from stressful work. The Positive Psychology Toolkit Become a Science-Based Practitioner! Stress Management. 37 Stress Management Tips. Stress is a fact of life, but being stressed out is not.

37 Stress Management Tips

We don’t always have control over what happens to us, says Allen Elkin, Ph.D., director of the Stress Management Counseling Center in New York City, and yet, that doesn’t mean we have to react to a difficult, challenging situation by becoming frazzled or feeling overwhelmed or distraught. Being overly anxious is not just a mental hazard; it’s a physical one too. The more stressed out we are the more vulnerable we are to colds, flu, and a host of chronic or life-threatening illnesses. And the less open we are to the beauty and pleasure of life. For your emotional and bodily benefit, we’ve consulted experts and come up with 37 easy, natural alternatives to anxiety. 1. 2. 3. 4. Optimism Helps Manage Stress Hormones. For years, scientists have observed the health benefits of a positive or optimistic outlook on life — especially as related to stress management.

Optimism Helps Manage Stress Hormones

But until recently, the biological basis for the stress reduction has been unknown. New research from Concordia University is expanding our knowledge of how optimists and pessimists each handle stress by comparing them not to each other but to themselves. Emerging findings show that the stress hormone cortisol tends to be more stable in those with more positive personalities. Investigators tracked 135 older adults (age 60+) over six years, collecting saliva samples five times a day to monitor cortisol levels. This age group was selected because older adults often face a number of age-related stressors and their cortisol levels have been shown to increase. Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend. The determinants and consequences of coping with stress. Stress management with depression. 10.1.1.

Optimising Stress. 7 Essential Ways That Inspirational Quotes Can Literally Change Your Day … and Your Life! I am a huge proponent of the power of communication.

7 Essential Ways That Inspirational Quotes Can Literally Change Your Day … and Your Life!

Effective communication can make nearly every phase of your life better. Strong communication skills will help you succeed in business and will positively impact your personal relationships. On the other hand, poor communication can lead to a wide variety of challenges in all of your relationships. Never quit, Never give up. Stay positive. Stressed = Desserts !