Is Stress Your Major?


Stress is how the brain and body respond to any demand. Any type of challenge—such as performance at work or school, a significant life change, or a traumatic event.  Stress can affect your health. It is important to pay attention to how you deal with minor and major stressors, so you know when to seek help.

3 Types of Stressors:
  • Routine stress, school, work, family, and other daily responsibilities.
  • Sudden disruptive negative change, such as a family bereavement or finding out about a job loss or illness.
  • Traumatic stress, which can occur due to extreme trauma
Stress Busters:

Stress management is important. Taking care of your mind and body can go a long way toward managing your stress level and help restore yourself to balance. Here are some suggestions…

  • Get enough Sleep.
  • Eat a well-balanaced diet. Too much Sugar and processed foods can make stress worse.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Learn deep breathing/relaxation techniques.
  • Pay attention to negative self-talk.
  • Practice saying “no” to situations that you aren’t comfortable with and people that add stress to your life
  • Call a friend or someone you trust.
  • Limit your Caffeine intake.
  • Manage your time and energy — you can prioritize your “to-do” list based not only on time but on your energy for the task.
  • Laugh! Watch a funny movie with a friend.
  •  Read for pleasure, learn a new instrument, do a craft or follow along to a yoga video on YouTube.
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