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factors that make a job stressful

deadlines
physical demands
environmental conditions
being in the public eye
emotional nature of work= stressful

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most stressful jobs

enlisted soldier
fire fighter
airline pilot
military general
police officer
event coordinator

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least stressful jobs

medical records technician
jeweler
hair stylist
dress maker/tailor
medical laboratory tech

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stress

state of disruption
unanticipated or disruptive event

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stress response

most health effecting part of stress
psychological or physiological responses
positive or negative events

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ways others create stress

difficulty with roommate, group members
how we recognize inter personal causes of stress

7

academic stresses

how do I prioritize

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social stressors

who am I/where do i fit in
relationships change

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physical symptoms of stress

fight or flight
all nonessential functions stop

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psychological symptoms of stress

over analyzing/ worrying

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managing stress

time management
hobbies
exercise

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reasons people are more stressed now

stress use to be short periods
no 24 hour news back then
global village (stress for other's problems)
people feel isolated now because of technology
the emphasis of independence and material success

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distress

natural level of immunity
stress that diminishes the quality of life
commonly associated with disease, illness, and maladaption

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chronic stress

most harmful to our health
high level of physiological arousal
extended period of time
person is not able to immediately react to real/imagined threat

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eustress

stress that enhances the quality of life
good for you- can push you to be better
most productive when there is some sort of motivator

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general adaptive syndrome

the body's short-term and long-term reactions to stress
alarm stage
resistance stage
exhaustion stage

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alarm stage

fight or flight
body prepares for confrontation or avoidance
physiological
controlled by hormonal and nervous system
fear, panic, anxiety, anger, depression and restlessness

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resistance stage

body attempts to reestablish equilibrium or balance

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exhaustion stage

physical and psychological resources are depleted
chronic and serious illness may develop

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adaptive stress response

resolved stressor

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chronic stress response

no ability to resolve event

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stressors

factors or events
real or imagined
elicit a state or stress

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yerkes-dodson law

bell shaped curve
moderate level of stress=peak performance
too little or too much= not helpful

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Procrastination- how to avoid it

Effective Planning
-segment the task
-distribute small steps reasonably
-include variety and relaxation
-monitor your progress
-have reasonable expectations

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time management

how to plan
-spend 10 minutes each day planning
-do not schedule all of your time

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list making

-make a "to do" list
-set priorities (A= high value; B= medium value; C = low value)
-Ask yourself "what is the best use of my time right now?"

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circadian rhythms

the internal, biological clock that helps coordinate physiological processes with the 24-hour light/dark cycle

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self-fulfilling prophecy

the tendency to make something more likely to happen as a result of one's own expectations and attitudes