Module Three will allow you to learn about: How perception can make a vital difference in helping us to manage our stress, what acute stress is, what EU stress is, what chronic stress is what post traumatic growth is, what your parasympathetic system is, how to begin to keep yourself well to handle your stress well in your life.
Time to add another entry in your Stress Success course notebook! Have a look at the following list of examples for what some people find to be stress relieving. After making a list of your own, be sure to hold on to this list you’ve created as we will refer to it a little later in the course.
These days you will hear a lot of talk about stress. You will hear people say:
These are very common phrases to hear, which you may well use, but what do they mean? There are actually different types of stress and to move you from seeing stress as a terrible thing to a normal force in your life which you can use for good, the thing they can make all the difference is your perception, how you see things.
You probably have used the word distress many times, it is generally used to mean greatly upset, and yet its original meaning refers to a severe state of strain, anxiety of pain. We now use it to mean when someone is very upset. But we can also use it to help us in our classification of if stress is good or bad.
Signs of Distress:
Distress can indeed be a problem, here are 3 signs to look out for that may suggest a person is currently experiencing distress, negative stress they has been going on too long:
3 Signs of Distress (cont.):
So the very difficult, traumatic events of our life hold the potential to help us to live our lives in a better, deeper way, to a higher level of awareness. What a wonderful concept! The stresses of your life could well be taking you to somewhere even better than where you have been before, you can not only endure stressful times, but emerge from them even stronger then before. Here are several key traits that you need to keep in mind that will help you to be able to achieve post traumatic growth:
Take a proactive “what can I do” attitude for the stress in your life. You control your perception of how you see stress-so focus on eustress and the constantly possibility of post traumatic growth And you are in control of how you can respond to the stress and stressors in your life. Now is the perfect time to explore how your body has an in built system to respond towards stress, it is called your parasympathetic system.
So let’s learn how about your body’s inbuilt response system for stress. Look at this picture and note down how it works then work through the next graphic to learn more about how to formulate a healthy Rest and Recover response of your own:
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