Transcript Stress Management
Stress can be caused by both positive and
negative external factors, such as falling in
love or taking an exam.
Some things people commonly worry
o Having enough time or meeting deadlines
o Facing the future
o Dealing with a situation over which you have
o Interacting with a person or a group of people
Regardless of the cause of stress, how your body responds to stress is
what you feel.
Recognize the emotional signs of being overly stressed:
Depression and anxiety
Feeling overwhelmed or isolated
Inability to concentrate
There are also physical symptoms of stress, which include:
Elevated pulse and blood pressure
Tight muscles, aches, and pains
Take a quick online quiz to determine your current level of
If your stress level is moderate to high, don’t worry! There
are a lot of things you can do to manage and lower your
Nutrition – Eat a varied and balanced diet, and don’t skip
Exercise – 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate-intensity
aerobic activity (i.e., brisk walking) every week and musclestrengthening activities on 2 or more days a week
Sleep – Aim for 7-8 hours each night.
If you’re already getting enough sleep, exercise, and nutrition
and you still feel stressed, there are additional things to try:
o Learn about time management.
o Take time to relax. Practice deep breathing or meditation.
o Find time to do activities that you find relaxing, like yoga, reading,
listening to music, or a new hobby.
Alcohol and drug consumption can contribute to your levels of
stress. Contact the Health and Wellness Center for more
information if you think alcohol or drugs are affecting you.
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