Importance of Stress Management
Stress is something we cannot do without, however, it is highly recommended to practice good management. Stress management is knowing what stress is all about and managing or handling it in a proper way to avoid side effects. Importance of stress management are:
It helps increase productivity in a stressful condition or environment
It helps one to endure and stay focus during difficulties.
Familiarizing oneself with stress management practices, help to know when one is exceeding the limit
Helps to produce a quality result and meet up with time in a project
How Stress Can Affect One’s Life
As a general note, an individual may get stressed out, in addition to other factors as a result of procrastination. Stress can affect the general output or performance on a task and general lifestyle. Stress can bring forth positive output when it motivates one to perform well in a task; however, it can also bring about negative output when experienced over a long period, except if an individual takes action to manage it . Stress can lead to the inability of one to concentrate; stress experience impairs efforts to remain physically active.
From a personalized point of view, stress can damage the brain. Chronic stress and anxiety can result in brain damage and increase the risk of what is known as major psychiatric disorders. Stress could lead to headaches and severe fever. It is no more news that excessive stress-stretch can lead to severe heartbeat rate, increase in blood pressure and could lead to stroke.
Stress Management Techniques
Three stress management techniques:
Healthy living Technique.
Discipline and Time Management Technique.
Tolerance limit and knowing when to retreat.
Take care of the body: eating a well-balanced diet and sleeping well when necessary is something that can never be overemphasized when it comes to stress management. Due to the combination of finance, work, school, and family, a person may be unable to eat quality food and worst of all, there is no time to rest as all; as it is always said that ‘sleep is a natural force of nature’, the body needs it to regain energy and ease out stress from the brain, it’s just like a computer, when piled up with a lot of multiple works at once, its start running slow as time goes on, may stop responding to any command and when the computer feels it can longer bear the stress anymore, it shuts down. That is how the human body works also.
Discipline and, Time Management
Discipline is a key factor in managing stress. This can be done by setting priorities, all the important activities of our life do not command the same priorities at the same time, setting a time that appropriately fits an activity is very important. Taking notes of tasks that need to be completed and allocating time to each task base on their time requirements and demands can be very helpful, sticking to plan and setting up reminders are very important to get rid of procrastination.
Tolerance Limit and Knowing when to Retreat
Application of positive attitude; it’s very important to know when we are exceeding the limit, for example getting all worked-up on an activity, without break can lead to stress, so when it’s starts getting to the level where concentration becomes difficult to impossible, it is advised to retreat or take a break and then come back to it later. By doing this and coming back to it later, an individual will feel refresh and ready to assimilate or concentrate again, I mean functional.
How I Will Apply the Stress Management Strategies Above to My Life
In summary, I have been applying the strategies listed above especially the aspect of knowing when to surrender when stress is getting out of hand. In previous studies, we discussed different strategies of which, one among them is applying time management strategy as a way of improving our learning experience to avoid being overwhelmed, this method I have been applying also.
This strategy will help me to manage my stress, enjoy my learning experience and also, be productive at it. Knowing fully well that the outcome of stress can be really outrageous, will help me to set up a time that will meet all my demands as a very busy and family person.