1. Effective Coping Strategies (Part 1) While it may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress at work and home, there are steps you can take to relieve the pressure and regain control. Why is it so important to manage stress? If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health.
The Basics of Stress Stress is a situation that triggers a particular biological response. 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? Coping with exam stress A little stress can be a good thing: it can be the motivational push that we need to get things done. However, sometimes, dealing with stress (especially during exam season) can be a difficult thing to do. And, with an estimated 20-50% annual increase of university students seeking help for studies-related mental health issues, it's clear that we're under more pressure than ever before. So, here to your rescue are seven tips to help you through the stressful exam period. 1.
The effect of stress on young people This month is National Stress Awareness Month, a campaign set up to raise awareness of the growing impact stress has on society and outline the ways in which people affected can seek support. This is an especially important initiative for our sectors and we welcome centres to join us in supporting this awareness month. Schools and colleges across the UK are dealing with a mental health epidemic, with both primary and secondary school leaders reporting a rise in stress, anxiety and panic attacks in their learners. 3 Great Skills Young Adults Can Use to Cope with Stress In this blog we’ll to talk a bit about 3 skills teens, young adults, and younger parents can use to cope with stress better, and well, get more out of these critical junctures. Because let’s be honest, time really does whiz by quickly and the choices we make during these periods reverberate for the rest of our lives. Enjoy!
5. Common Symptoms of Stress Stress affects us all. You may notice symptoms of stress when disciplining your kids, during busy times at work, when managing your finances, or when coping with a challenging relationship. Stress is everywhere. And while a little stress is OK -- some stress is actually beneficial -- too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically. The first step to controlling stress is to know the symptoms of stress. But recognizing stress symptoms may be harder than you think.
10 Breathing Exercises to Try: For Stress, Training & Lung Capacity If you’re interested in trying breathing exercises to reduce stress or anxiety, or improve your lung function, we’ve got 10 different ones to sample. You may find that certain exercises appeal to you right away. Start with those so that the practice is more enjoyable. How to add breathing exercises to your day Breathing exercises don’t have to take a lot of time out of your day. Managing social media stress with mindfulness It’s hard to imagine life without social media. It has become essential to connecting with our friends, getting updates about what’s going on in the world and being entertained. We can barely remember (if we’re old enough to remember!) how we stayed in touch without it. But teens and young adults are increasingly reporting that social media can also be a source of stress. What we hear a lot about, especially from teenagers, is that when they’re scrolling through feeds they are often (consciously or unconsciously) comparing themselves to others.
Millennials, This Is What Your Quarter-Life Crisis Is Telling You It was 2 months before my 25th birthday. Everything in my life seemed upside down. My business was no longer exciting me, working out seemed mundane, and hanging out with friends felt like a chore. Stress management techniques: evidence-based procedures that reduce stress and promote health Keywords stress, stress management techniques, evidence based techniques Introduction Life exists through the maintenance of a complex dynamic equilibrium, termed homeostasis, that is constantly challenged by internal or external adverse forces, termed stressors, which can be emotional or physical in nature. Thus, stress is defined as a state of threatened or perceived by the individual as threatened homeostasis and it is re-established by a complex repertoire of behavioural and physiologic adaptive responses of the organism  .
6. Common Causes of Stress in Emerging Adulthood What causes stress in young adults? Young adults face the challenge of finding a job, managing their finances, maintaining relationships, and staying healthy among other things. All of which can become quite overwhelming and stressful. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at six common causes of stress in young adults. Stress in Young Adults: 6 Causes of Stress A 2013 article on the WebMD site noted that young adults of the millennial generation were the most stressed group in America. Stress Management - Singapore Heart Foundation Stress is part and parcel of everyday life as we deal with challenges posed by work, family commitments, financial obligations, and social relationships. While a small to moderate amount of stress may actually stimulate us to perform better, excessive stress or stress which endures over a prolonged period of time can damage our health. In this context, there is growing evidence which suggests that stress has a significant impact on our risk of developing heart disease. Read more: Stress as a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease Ways in which you can minimise the potentially harmful effects of stress include:
Why are teenagers more stressed than ever? Parents might be mindful of buffering their own stress from their teens. True, the parental brain has evolved to scan the environment for threats. But if parents pass on their stress, children can become overly stress-reactive, vigilant, and stress-sensitive. On the other hand, passing on constructive coping strategies is helpful. Building emotional intelligence skills is always important, too. Coping with stress - for young people People feel stressed when they feel like the demands or pressures on them are more than what they can cope with. Everyone feels stressed at times. You may feel under pressure, worried, tense, upset, sad, and angry – or maybe a mixture of uncomfortable feelings.