3S03 Week 2 Stress & Time Management (2011) Final

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Exercise from Last Week Compare the results from your self-assessments to your actual results How close were your self-assessments? What do you agree with? Why? What do you disagree with? Why? 2
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__________________________________ DeGroote School of Business 3
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Personal Skills Area #2: Personal Effectiveness through Stress Quickly, without over-thinking, jot down 2-4 answers for each question: What are your current stressors? What are your current symptoms of stress? What are your current stress management strategies? 4
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The Prevalence and Dangers of Stress Stress: pattern of mental, physical and behavioral responses to conditions of uncertainty and perceived threat When does stress occur? Contextual Importance: stress occurs in situations personally important to us When the demands placed on us seem to exceed our resources (time, coping, ability levels) S=D>R (perceived) 5
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The Prevalence and Dangers of Stress Managers experiencing high stress are more likely to: selectively perceive information fixate on single solutions to problems revert to old habits to cope with current situations show less creativity overestimate how fast time is passing 6
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The Prevalence and Dangers of Stress Some level of stress is essential to high performance Eustress Distress Neutral Stress Performance/Stress Curve or Productivity/Conflict Curve 7
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Stress Symptoms Psychological i.e. Depression, sadness negative thoughts Physiological i.e. loss of appetite, heart disease, stroke, diabetes Behavioural i.e. anger, drinking, smoking, increased caffeine use 8
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Altogether? Could/Should we eliminate stress from our lives? Eustress Challenge is not to eliminate stress, but to understand how it arises and to manage it in a way that does not derail your life and work Some level of stress is essential for good performance Possible sources of: Eustress? Distress?
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course BACK 1ALL taught by Professor Mach during the Spring '11 term at Folsom Lake College.

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