Stress Management

Stress Management Group Stressors

Group Stressors Group stressors can be categorized in two areas:Lack of group cohesiveness (or togetherness)- This can be caused by -task design-the supervisor prohibits or limits togetherness or-other members of the group shut the person out Lack of social support When social support is lacking (e.g. when an employee does not share his joys,successes, problems, etc with his co- workers) this can be quite stressful.5.6

Group stressors can be categorized in two areas:Lack of group cohesiveness (or togetherness)- This can be caused by -task design-the supervisor prohibits or limits togetherness or-other members of the group shut the person out. Lack of social support. When social support is lacking (e.g. when an employee does not share his joys,successes, problems, etc with his co-workers) this can be quite stressful.

Individual Stressors

 Individual Stressors Individual dispositions such as type A characteristics, personal control, learned helpessness, and psychological hardiness may also affect the level of stress in an90.

Coping Strategy for Stress

Here are seven ways to deal with stress:

– Keep a positive attitude – sometimes the way you think about things can make all of the difference. Your attitude can help offset difficult situations.

– Accept that there are events you cannot control – when you know there are times when you have given all that you can to a situation, it allows you to expend energy where it can be more effective.

– Learn to relax – purposeful relaxation, such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation and meditation is essential in training your body to relax. Relaxation should be a part of your daily regimen.

– Be active regularly – being active also helps your body more easily fight stress because it is fit.

– Eat well-balanced meals – staying on track with healthy eating habits is a great way to manage stress.

– Rest and sleep – your body needs time to recover from stressful events, so sleep is an important part of caring for yourself.

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