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Stress

Group E (Angry Bird): Rafi Adam (L) M.Shafrizan M.Hafizul Haqimi M.Amin Siti Darlina M.Hanif

What Is Stress?

Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or pressured. When you sense danger whether its real or imagined. The body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the fight-or-flight reaction, or the stress response. That helps you rise to meet challenges. The stress response is the bodys way of protecting you. When working properly, it helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress can save your life giving you extra strength to defend yourself. But beyond a certain point, stress stops being helpful and starts causing major damage to your health, your mood, your productivity, your relationships, and your quality of life.

Causes Of Stress

The causes of stress are known as stressors and there are literally hundreds of different types of stressors. Causes of stress can be divided into two type: 1. General causes 2. Life causes

General Causes
Threat A threat will lead a person to feel stressed. This can include physical threats, social threats, financial threat, and so on. It will be worse if the person feels they have no response that can reduce the threat. Fear Threat can lead to fear, which again leads to stress. Fear leads to imagined outcomes, which are the real source of stress.

Uncertainty When we are not certain, we are unable to predict, and hence feel we are not in control, and hence may feel fear or feel threatened by that which is causing the uncertainty. Cognitive dissonance When there is a gap between what we do and what we think, then we experience cognitive dissonance, which is felt as stress. Dissonance also occurs when we cannot meet our commitments.

Life Causes

Death: Of partner, Family, Friend. Health: Injury, Illness, Pregnancy. Crime: Sexual abuse, Mugging, Burglary, Pick-pocketed. Self-abuse: Drug abuse, Alcoholism, Self-harm. Argument: With partner, Family, Friends, Co-workers, Boss. Money: Lack of it, Owing it, Investing it. Family change: Separation, Divorce, New baby, Marriage. Sexual problems: Getting partner, With partner. Physical changes: Lack of sleep, New work hours. New location: Vacation, Moving house. Environment change: In school, Job, House, Town, jail. Responsibility increase: Learning to live dependent, New job.

Effect Of Stress

Stress can cause short term with your body but can also have longterm effects too. 1. Short term effects 2. Long term effects

Short Term Effects


To body: Result in the 'fight or flight response being triggered.dd Other than that stress may cause breathlessness, dry mouth, and excessive sweating. To brain: Learning difficulties and impair the cell communication between neurons in our brains. Make a hasty decisions. To behavior: Easily to get mad and did not feel relaxed

Long Term Effects


Long-term effects of stress include more serious problems. Being under constant stress can increase your risks of serious health problems.

To body: Immune system is compromised and your body isnt able to fight off such common problems such as flu or cold symptoms. A compromised immune system often increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer.
To brain: May result in memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's. To behavior: Feel insomnia an tiredness. Loss of appetite and sexual problem. To emotion: Feel depression.

How To Overcome Stress

There are many ways to overcome stress.

1. One thing at a time. Focus as much as possible on doing one thing at a time.

2. Simplify your schedule. Schedule only a few important things each day, and put space between them.

3. Get moving. Do something each day to be active and have fun doing it.

4. Develop a healthy habit. Other than getting active, improving your health overall will help with the stress.

5. Do something calming. Such like take a nap, listen to music, meditate, or take a nature walk.

6. Simplify your finances. Finances can be a drain on your energy and a major stressor. Automate savings and bill payments and debt payments. Spend less by going shopping much less. Find ways to have fun that dont involve spending money.

7. Have a blast! Have fun each day, even if its just for a few minutes.

8. Get creative. Throwing yourself into a creative activity is another great way to de-stress and to prevent stress.

9. Ask for help. 2 brains are better than 1 and 3 brains are better than 2. Outsource the non core tasks to others that have the specialize skills to do it even better than you.

10. Say something positive to yourself as soon as you wake up every morning. This will keep your energy and mind going.

11. Identify the things that put you under stress. Make sure you understand why you become stressed so that you can try to avoid these circumstances.
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Question 1
What the two type causes of stress?
Answer

> General Causes > Life Causes

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Question 2
What is the short term effect to our brain?

Answer

Learning difficulties and impair the cell communication between neurons in our brains. Make a hasty decisions.

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Question 3
The causes of stress are known as?
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>Stressors

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Question 4
What is the long term effect to our body?
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Immune system is compromised and your body isnt able to fight off such common problems such as flu or cold symptoms. A compromised immune system often increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and even cancer.

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How to overcome stress?

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1. One thing at a time 2. Simplify your schedule 3. Get moving 4. Develop a healthy habit 5. Do something calming 6. Simplify your finances 7. Have a blast! 8. Get creative 9. Ask for help 10.Say something positive to yourself as soon as you wake up every morning 11. Identify the things that put you under stress

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