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PSY108 TMA1 - Stress

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The Basics of Stress. Stress is a situation that triggers a particular biological response.

The Basics of Stress

When you perceive a threat or a major challenge, chemicals and hormones surge throughout your body. Stress triggers your fight-or-flight response in order to fight the stressor or run away from it. Typically, after the response occurs, your body should relax. Too much constant stress can have negative effects on your long-term health. Is all stress bad? Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We all feel stressed at times, but what one person finds stressful may be very different from what another finds stressful. What is Stress?

Types of Stress

Workplace Stress. School/Study Stress. TODAYonline. SINGAPORE — Singaporeans are not only sleep deprived, but they are also among the most stressed at work globally, according to a survey by health service company Cigna released on Tuesday (Mar 26).


Nearly 92 per cent of Singaporeans surveyed were stressed from work, which was higher than the global average of 84 per cent. Of this group, 13 per cent said that the stress they faced was unmanageable. Singaporeans’ physical wellness index also dipped by 4.4 percentage points from last year, which the survey attributed to an increase in sleepless nights. Of the 23 markets surveyed, Singapore had the fifth lowest wellness index, which was measured across five key indices — family, financial, physical, social and work.

Singapore fell by a place from last year as its wellness index went down by 1.7 points to 57.8. The survey collated about 13,200 responses from over 24 countries, with a sample of 502 respondents in Singapore. Read also “Vulnerability will make it seem that you are not as competent. S'pore workplace stress on the rise: survey, Government & Economy. Sat, Aug 27, 2016 - 5:50 AM Singapore SOME of you probably already feel that the office is a grim place.

S'pore workplace stress on the rise: survey, Government & Economy

But if you want evidence of that, a survey has just confirmed that Singapore offices are stressful places. The survey "Working in Asia", by Roffey Park, has found that not only do Singapore workers spend more hours at work relative to their Hong Kong and China peers, more than half (52 per cent of Singapore workers surveyed) say their stress level has gone up over the last six months. Among Hong Kong workers, the figure is 43 per cent; among China workers, 45 per cent. Forty per cent of Singapore workers polled named office politics as a major stressor; 35 per cent cited workload and 35 per cent, lack of support. Stay updated with BT newsletters The survey found workload, lack of support and organisational politics to be the top three sources of workplace stress for workers across China, Hong Kong and Singapore. "This results in a burnout culture. The Effects of Stress on Your Body. You’re sitting in traffic, late for an important meeting, watching the minutes tick away.

The Effects of Stress on Your Body

Your hypothalamus, a tiny control tower in your brain, decides to send out the order: Send in the stress hormones! These stress hormones are the same ones that trigger your body’s “fight or flight” response. Your heart races, your breath quickens, and your muscles ready for action. This response was designed to protect your body in an emergency by preparing you to react quickly. But when the stress response keeps firing, day after day, it could put your health at serious risk. Stress is a natural physical and mental reaction to life experiences.

Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes. In today’s fast-paced world, chronic stress is common, but your mind and body can pay a high price.

Stress Symptoms, Signs, and Causes

Learn to recognize overwhelming stress—and what you can do about it. How to Manage Stress When You Study and Work at the Same Time. Getting a college education is a challenge all by itself.

How to Manage Stress When You Study and Work at the Same Time

So when you add the responsibility of working a job while earning a degree, there’s naturally going to be an added level of stress. And while this is pretty common for students, there’s the challenge of dealing with that kind of stress in a way that’s going to render a positive outcome towards your academic work. The Demands And Challenges College Brings College coursework has its own set of demands. The syllabus alone requires hours of reading assignments and projects that need to be done outside of class. It is recommended that students dedicate at least 3 hours of outside classwork for every course. FNU doesn’t want you to feel burnt out so take the following tips to heart as we show the best ways to balance work and study: Have A Plan And Be OrganizedEasier for some more than others, but you need to stay organized between your work and in class.

Managing It All Oh, it’s possible! For Instance… More Options Weighing The Options. 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. Seeking Help.

Where to seek help!