Flashcards in Sargeant L2 Managing Stress Deck (34):
What is stress?
It is your body's response to change
What is eustress?
It's positive stress
What is distress?
What is a stressor?
Anything that causes stress
What is fight or flight response?
Alarm, or the first stage of a stress response, in which the body prepares to either defend itself or flee from a threat.
What is Adrenaline?
The "Emergency hormone" that prepares the body to respond to a stressor.
What is fatigue?
The third stage of the stress response, in which a tired feeling takes over that lowers your level of activity. Page 94
What are stress management skills?
Ways to deal with and overcome problems
What is endorphin?
A tranquilizing chemical produced naturally in your body
What is time management?
Using your time wisely.
Explain how stress can be positive
Positive stress, called eustress, can make your life more pleasurable. It can help you reach your goals and motivate you to do your best. It might help you find the energy to score the winning goal in a soccer match or do exceptionally well on a school project. Page 92
What are the three stages of stress response?
The three stages of the stress response are alarm, resistance, and fatigue.
List four of the physical symptoms that take place during the fight-or-flight response.
• pupils dilate
• perspiration increases
• heart rate and pulse rate increase
• blood pressure rises
• respiration rate becomes faster
• arteries to internal organs and skin narrow
• blood flow increases to the muscles and brain
• muscle tension increases
• blood sugar, fats, and cholesterol are released into the blood
List four physical effects of stress.
• sleep disorders
• skin disorders
• stomach and digestive problems
• high blood pressure
• weakened immune system
Page 93 and 94
List three mental/emotional and social effects of stress.
Three mental/emotional and social effects of stress are difficulty concentrating, mood swings, and the risk of substance abuse.
1. One way to ease stress is to tighten and then relax one group of _______________ at a time.
To maintain a positive outlook, it is important to keep your sense of ___________.
There is a difference between being assertive and being___________.
Exercise releases ___________, a chemical that triggers natural relaxation.
Using drugs, alcohol, or _____________ is a poor way to relieve stress because it can cause long-term health problems.
Compare and contrast the OK4R and PQRST methods of study.
Both methods involve skimming the material before reading it, looking for key ideas, reading the text carefully, and then restating what you have read. Both methods also have a final step that involves going over the material again at a later point. However, the OK4R method involves doing an overview before looking for key ideas and also includes the Reflect step, which involves relating the material to other knowledge. The PQRST method uses questions to focus attention on main points as you read. Page 106–107.
What does OK4R and PQRST mean?
Explain why notehand is better than shorthand for taking notes in class.
With shorthand, it is possible to take down everything that is said. Notehand, by contrast, helps you write just fast enough to get down the major points, which means you will end up with more useful notes. Page 110.
What is the purpose of the clue column in text or lecture notes?
It is for setting down clue words to the topics in the main column of the notes. You can use these clue words to find specific information quickly when reviewing your notes. Page 110–111.
Cramming, or trying to learn everything the night before a test, is an effective method of studying.
The best preparation for examinations is keeping up with assignments and studying regularly. P 111.
Guessingwhenyoudonotknowtheanswerisagoodstrategyaslongasthereis no penalty for wrong answers.
When taking a completion test, it is best to answer every question and avoid leaving blanks.
You should answer the easy questions first to reduce the number of choices.
What is the A B C system?
Method of prioritizing daily tasks
What is 25%?
Average person's listening effectiveness.
What is an agenda?
Can make meetings shorter and more efficient.
What are delays ?
Something that could threaten a schedule.
What is procrastinating?
Putting of tasks that need to be done