emtional wellness and stress (Sep 19)

emtional wellness and stress (Sep 19) - Emotional Wellness:...

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Emotional Wellness: the ability to feel and express, or display emotions comfortably and effectively.
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Emotional Intelligence Assessing one’s own feelings as well as the feelings of others, then using those assessments to guide personal thought and action
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EI Self awareness Self-management or regulation Self-motivation Empathy or social awareness Social skills IQ gets you hired, but EI gets you promoted
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Stress Response to a demand that is placed upon you. Without some stress, people would not get a lot done. Stress impacts our health What steps we can take to stay emotionally balanced?
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Stress Negative emotional experience Accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological, cognitive, behavioral changes Directed either toward altering the stressful event or accommodating to its effects.
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Stress in College
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Causes of Stress in College Not enough money Parental expectations Stress prone diet Extra curricular activities Loneliness Dating Time urgency Dissatisfaction Unrealistic expectations Social pressures Academic achievements Change to new environment Change in sleeping habits Change in eating habits New responsibilities
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Warning signs of Stress Fatigue Floating anxiety, irrational fears Trembling, nervous tics Tendency to be easily startled Tooth grinding Nervous, generally high-pitched laughter Insomnia Stuttering and other speech difficulties Sweating Lower back pain, neck pain, chest pain Frequent urination Loss of appetite, compulsive eating Migraine headaches Increased use of prescribed drugs Excessive smoking Alcohol dependency, drug addiction
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Warning signs of Stress Nightmares Impotence, sexual difficulties Neurotic behavior Emotional tension, sense of being “Keyed up" Psychosis General irritability, hyperexcitation, or depression Accident-prone behavior Inability to concentrate, general disorientation Premenstrual tension, abnormal menstrual cycles Diarrhea, indigestion, stomach ailment vomiting Feelings of weakness, dizziness, loss of reality
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Assessment of Stressor How a potential stressor is perceived determines whether it will be experienced as stressful the assessment of whether personal resources are sufficient to meet the demands of the environment
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Responses—fear, anxiety, excitement, embarrassment, anger, depression or denial
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Stress Appraising events—harmful, threatening or challenging Assessing potential responses Responding to events
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