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3 Kinds of Workplace Stress
Workers across America will tell you that stress
levels are increasing. The demand for anti-
depressants is up. Doctor's visits are
increasing. Stress-related ailments are shooting
up like a rocket.
There are many stressors behind all these
problems, but the gurus generally classify the
stress itself into three categories.
Understanding the major types is the first step to
controlling stress and improving productivity.
1. Acute Stress. This kind of stress is caused
by recent events. It is significant but
temporary. Small doses can result in positive
reactions: the adrenalin rush and feelings of
elation can motivate achievement. Too much, too
often results in headaches, backaches, upset
stomach, and other tension-related responses.
2. Episodic Acute Stress. This type stress is
caused by frequent exposure to stressors. These
people are generally over committed, lack the time
and ability to accomplish everything, and they
often find themselves at odds with coworkers.
This is much more serious than the first kind.
Irritability turns to anger, occasional tension
headaches become frequent migraines, heart
palpitations lead to chest pain, and high anxiety
becomes a way of life.
3. The third category is chronic stress. This is
related to the others but carries none of the
thrill or adrenalin rush found with acute stress.
The long-term nature of chronic stress is such
that people actually become accustomed to the
stressors and accept them as a way of life; they
see no escape from poverty, job mismatches,
abusive situations, or physical hardships.
What kind of stress do you observe in your
workplace? Are some of your people plagued with
tension headaches and back aches? Are some of
them even more stressed, displaying anger and
migraines? Or, do you have some people who are so
far over the edge that they have basically given
up hope as characterized by chronic stress?
How much is all of this costing your company? Good
leaders recognize the effects of stress and
understand that it costs a lot in medical
benefits, insurance costs, absenteeism, workers
comp, accidents, quality, productivity, and
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Overwhelm: Love It or Leave It!
Amazing thing, overwhelm!
Stress Management and Relief Techniques - Quit Running from Bears!
Fear, and its accompanying seriousness, causes our suffering. Fear restricts and imprisons us. And such restrictions are neither medically nor spiritually healthy.
10 Ways to Enjoy Your Stress More
1. The Mentor Method: think of your favorite person. Someone you love, admire, trust, like a mentor or someone from your spiritual tradition. Simply thinking about them will help you change your focus from the stress hooey to a more desirable response associated with your favorite person. Also, you do not need to wait to get stressed out to do this as thinking of your hero's always makes you feel better. Pictures of family and loved ones also help so make sure you have these at work. Think of happy and/or silly times you've had with these people. Feel better already don't you? Good. Now relax, take a deep breath and enjoy yourself even more as you read on...
Stress and Your Immune System: 10 Ways to Relax and Rejuvenate
Stress seems to have become a constant factor in today's fast-paced society. If left unchecked, it can wreak havoc upon our health. Learning how to effectively manage stress can mean the difference between being robust and full of life, or becoming susceptible to illness and disease. Stress can weaken the immune system and accelerate the aging process. The ability to relax and rejuvenate promotes wellness, vitality and longevity.
Panic Is No Laughing Matter
Burt Reynolds revealed his vulnerable side when he realized he was being steered into marriage. One day while browsing the furniture department with his would-be bride, he suddenly collapsed onto a bed and doubled into the protective fetal form. Moments later, he was sucking oxygen through a brown paper bag, his eyes wide and darting.
Fighting For Your Life
Recently the well known American news anchor Peter Jennings died of lung cancer, just a few months after he publicly announced that he had the disease and that he was going to fight it with everything he had.
Eldercare/Caregiving Stress--Managing Holidays
Caring for a chronically ill loved one can be one of life's greatest challenges, but during holidays, when even more responsibilities are added to an already stressful schedule, caregivers can often feel guilty and frustrated for not being able to accomplish all the tasks they once did. Additionally, fond memories of past holidays, when a loved one was still healthy, can create a downward spiral with feelings of loss and sadness.
Quick Steps On Handling Stress
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7 Unique Stress Relievers
Too much driving, too much shopping, too much rushing around, running the kids around. Do family and work demands have you stressed out?
High Stress Means Low Self Esteem
Do you have the desire for a stress free life? Most people do. After all isn't this why most people are working so hard, to achieve just that? Sounds like a paradox doesn't it, "I'm working hard to achieve a stress free life"?
Stress Management: Are You a Worrier or a Warrior?
Do you attack problems and solve them or do you whine and moan about how it's just not fair?
Are You Taking Notice? What Are Your Warning Signs Stress Is Building Up?
Many people recognise the warning signs that stress may be just around the corner. The trouble is that most of us rarely listen to them. Instead most of us choose to ignore them, until we become overwhelmed.
Break Up Your Day And Become More Productive
Often, in today's fast paced world, we forget to take a break during our working day. We simply figure we will get much more done if we eat on the run, have less or no breaks, and work more hours.
Empowerment for Highly Sensitive People: Part 1
Are you a person who has a keen imagination, a deep inner life, and vivid colorful dreams? Do you need time alone on a regular basis? Do people who know you say you are "too sensitive"?
Stress Management: 4 Steps to Massive Stress Relief by Having Fun
Over the years I've collected scores of comics and cartoons about marriage, families, stress and change. There is just something about a good comic strip that can many times explain something much better than I can.
Stress Dangerously Raises Cholesterol Levels
Several studies, including one of medical students around exam time, and another of accountants during tax season, have shown significant increases in cholesterol levels during stressful events ? when there was little change in diet.
Permission to Play
At what age does the benefit of play cease? Child development experts agree that play is very important in the learning and emotional development of all children. But do we ever grow out of a need for play? I answer with an emphatic no. All the benefits of play continue into adulthood. Would you like to enjoy the following benefits daily?
Stress relief and management
Waking Up Well - The Essentials
Preparing for sleep the night before is the place to start. Quality sleep vs quantity is vital. A busy mind leading to broken sleep does not allow for a fresh mind on waking. Try some of these simple steps to help you sleep well and then wake well.
Are You Soakin? It Up?
?And holding it way down inside you like an old sponge? Be careful. Just like an old sponge that's held its liquid a little too long, we may start to get stinky in a day or two. I'm referring to "soaking up" all that wonderful information that comes to us mainly through our televisions, radios and computers. Information that is then refortified and nourished through conversations with our friends or relatives.
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