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Er. B. Alagesan

"HR CHIP: Ways To Escape From Stress Or Emotional Situation "

Er. B. Alagesan
HR CONSULTANT
 
Alagesan is an Engineering graduate from Annamalai University. He also completed a computer course from Alagappa University. His interests are reading, computer surfing, current affairs and HR.


STRESS:

The over abundance of stress in our life has led us to think that stress is a negative experience. But from a biological point of view, stress can be a neutral, negative or a positive experience.

In general, stress is related to both external and internal factors. External factors include the physical environment which includes your job, relationship with others, home, and all the situations, challenges, difficulties, and expectations you're confronted with on a daily basis.

Internal factors determine your body's ability to respond and deal with the external stress-inducing factors. Internal factors which influence our ability to handle stress include our nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels, emotional well-being and the amount of sleep and rest we get.

Stress has driven evolutionary change (the development and natural selection of species over time). Thus, the species that adapted best to the causes of stress (stressors) have survived and evolved into the plant and animal kingdoms we now observe.

Modules help you to:

• Understand Stress
• Pin-Point the Sources of Stress in Your Life
• Cope with Work Overload
• Survive Job Problems
• Work Successfully With Powerful People
• Reduce Co-Workers and Team Stress
• Manage Performance Stress
• Reduce Stress With Rational Thinking
• Build Defenses Against Stress, and
• Avoid or Recover From Burnout

Many techniques cope with the stresses life brings in. Some of the following ways induce stress level temporarily to compensate the biological tissues involved; others face the stressor at a higher level of abstraction:

•    Autogenic training
•    Social activity
•    Cognitive therapy
•    Conflict resolution
•    Exercise
•    Enjoying ones hobby
•    Meditation
•    Mindfulness (psychology)
•    Deep breathing
•    Yoga Nidra
•    Reading novels
•    Praying
•    Relaxation techniques
•    Artistic Expression
•    Fractional relaxation
•    Progressive relaxation
•    Spas
•    Somatic training
•    Spending time with nature
•    Stress balls
•    Natural medicine
•    Clinically validated alternative treatments
•    Time management
•    Planning and decision making
•    Listening to certain type of relaxing music, particularly:
o    New Age music
o    Classical music
o    Psychedelic music
o    Christian music
o    Liquid funk
o    Ambient music
o    Sleep well

Stress-management facts:-
•    Stress is any physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental unrest.

•    While elimination of stress is unrealistic, management of stress is an attainable and realistic goal that can be achieved by a number of strategies.

•    People with strong social support networks report less stress and fewer negative symptoms of stress than those who lack social support.

•    Stress-management techniques include relaxation techniques, time-management skills, counseling or group
therapy, exercise, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle.

•    There are different relaxation techniques to help manage stress. These include yoga, guided imagery, biofeedback, tai chi, qigong, and progressive muscle relaxation.

Stress may be considered as any physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental unrest and that may be a factor which can cause a disease. Physical and chemical factors that can cause stress include trauma, infections, toxins, illness and injuries of any sort. Emotional causes of stress and tension are numerous and varied. While many people associate the term stress with psychological stress, scientists and physicians use this term to denote any force that impairs the stability and balance of bodily functions.

A mild degree of stress and tension can sometimes be beneficial. For example, feeling mildly stressed while carrying out a project or assignment often compels us to do a good job, focus better and work energetically.

Likewise, exercising can produce a temporary stress on some body functions, but its health benefits are indisputable. It is only when stress is overwhelming or poorly managed that its negative effects appear.

Elimination of stress is unrealistic since stress is a part of normal life. It is impossible to completely eliminate stress and it is also not advisable to do so. Instead, we can learn relaxation techniques and other methods to manage stress so that we can have control over our stress and reduce its effects on our physical and mental health.

Stress management ways:-
1.    Check with your doctor.
2.    Consider counseling 
3.    Spend time with those you love
4.    Take a course.

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  • Action-Based Strategies
  • Perception-Based Strategies
  • Coping Strategies
  • Managing Performance Stress
  • Happiness and Well-Being
  • Relaxation and Sleep
  • Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Anger Management
  • Burnout

Man is the most adaptive creature on the planet because of the evolution of the human brain, especially the part called the neo-cortex. This adaptability is largely due to the changes and stressors that we have faced and mastered. Therefore, unlike other animals, we can live in any climate or ecosystem, at various altitudes and avoid the danger of predators. Moreover, most recently, we have learned to live in the air, under the sea, and even in space, where no living creatures that we know of have ever survived. So then, what is so bad about stress? 

Finally some of the personnel decision to overcome stress
  1. Make a Plan to Go Out
  2. Just Breathe
  3. Take a Walk
  4. Make Time for Activities that Energize You
  5. Make Friends In and Out of the Office
  6. Sleep On It
  7. Book Your Vacation Now
  8. Laugh It Off
  9. Get Some Help