Do you have a personal stress management program—a collection of techniques to intervene when stress hits? Or when stressed, do you cope with the anxiety and tension without a strategic approach, searching for relief only when it all becomes too much?
With a thoughtful approach to stress management, you can reduce the risk of harm from prolonged stress and avoid unhealthy ways of coping with it. To build your stress management “tool kit,” first identify factors central to your stress response pattern.
When stressed, do you lose sleep, get headaches or neck pain, eat poorly, eat more, not eat, become irritable, head for salty snacks, or have GI problems? See the long list of stress effects at http://www.stress.org/stress-effects.
Once you pin down these effects, focus on how to fight back. Research the intervention strategies, and try enlisting the help of a professional counselor or your organization’s EAP.
Source: UTEAP FrontLine Employee (June 2016)
You can also sign up for LOD’s Stress Management course on June 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in N602 to learn ways to balance workplace stress.
This month’s learning session includes:
- Group activities on how to handle stressful workplace situations
- Stress management techniques
Only 20 spots are available, and early registration is strongly encouraged. To register:
- Login to My TalentSpace
- Go to the learning library
- In TYPE click on classroom
- In CATALOG click on all staff opportunities
- Then click on search to find the course.