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Keeping all your balloons in the air ksac2009

  1. Keeping All Your Balloons in the Air” Dr. Kenton Olliff Maggie Denning FHSU
  2. Are you Stressed?
  3. Feel like you are Losing It?
  4. Stress… • Researchers define stress as a physical, mental, or emotional response to events that causes bodily or mental tension. Simply put, stress is any outside force or event that has an effect on our body or mind.
  5. What Causes Us Stress? While incarcerated prisoners make twenty decisions a day, those of us walking the streets make one hundred & twenty decisions a day. -Prison Fellowship
  6. Signs of Stress • Physical – Headache – Back Pain – Fatigue – Aches and Pains • Mental – Difficulty Concentrating – Increased Errors – Poor Decision Making
  7. Myths of Stress • All stress is bad • Stress will not hurt you • What stresses you out also stresses me out • No symptoms, no stress • Only major symptoms of stress are harmful
  8. How many hats do you wear? • Personal • Work Related
  9. Managing Stress What is your favorite stress reliever?
  10. How Can We Manage Stress? Live with an Attitude of Gratitude Be Grateful for what you have.
  11. Time Management • Get organized • Get structured • Set short term goals • Set long term goals • Use a planner: – daily schedule and “To Do” list
  12. Relaxation • Breathing: practice deep breathing • Progressive muscle relaxation • Guided Imagery • Meditation • Tapes, CDs etc.: Either something structured (commercial) or soothing music • Choose and schedule it in
  13. Cognitive (Thoughts) • Pay attention to what you say to yourself • Identify negative thinking and irrational beliefs • Negative thinking leads to stress and anxiety • Teach thought-stopping techniques • Teach affirmations
  14. One negative thought leads to another……….. then another……….. then another ….. Pretty soon you have ruined your entire life
  15. Spirituality • Mosque, etc • Help others • Spend quiet time every day • Be thankful • Think positively • Put your faith to work! "I am at peace in the midst of chaos or madness. No person, place or thing has the power to upset me.".
  16. Eating • Cut down on sugar, caffeine, processed foods • Eat nutritiously: all food groups, especially fresh fruits and veggies • Eat a little every couple of hours or so • Eat slowly
  17. More Ideas… • Laugh Often • Try a New Thing • Cry • Get Enough Sleep • Exercise & Fresh Air • Build a Support System – Friends, Family and Co-Workers • SAY “NO” OCCASSIONALY
  18. Even More Ideas • Let go of perfectionism • Learn to be flexible • Relax your standards • Focus less on pleasing others and more on pleasing yourself • Stay away from negative people • Surround yourself with upbeat, flexible and fun people.
  19. Personal Stress First Aid Kit • What would you put in yours? • I have in mine…
  20. Name Your Stressor • Person • Place • Thing • Combination
  21. Ann Landers said… “People take advantage of you only with your permission”
  22. Questions?

Hinweis der Redaktion

  1. Participants will suggest different things that Cause them to experience stress.
  2. Talk about trying to balance work, home and family every day.
  3. Most Important Hat, Balloon, Role…whatever.. is YOU!
  4. Let go of perfectionism Learn to be Flexiable Relax your standards Focus less on plr