Questions and Answers
Ans. Self management skills are the core skills that govern our attitude and approach towards life further making us self-confident when faced with difficult times. These skills complement variety of other personal and professional skills.
Q.2. What do you mean by stress?
Ans. Stress results from pressure, tension, worries and problems in our life. Stress is the emotional and physical strain caused by our response to pressure from the outside world.
Q.3. State the ill effects of unmanaged stress?
Ans. Unmanaged stress leads to anxiety and sorrow resulting in ill status of mental and physical health.
Q.4. Explain in detail the stress causal agents.
Ans. Mental: Students can be left overwhelmed, if they are unable to handle their assignment submission deadlines and examinations grades. Overly high expectations from self can leave one with chronic anxiety and stress.
Physical: As children grow up they may seek more independence, may become critically conscious of their looks and have to cope up with hormonal changes. Issues related to general well-being and health of an individual can lead to low self-esteem and cause stress.
Social : Discord amongst family members, peer pressure for doing things which kids will generally avoid , maintaining balance in relationships amongst friends, status show off may lead to stress at times.
Financial: Financial stress can cause feelings of fear, worry or regret related to your finances. Financial stress can cause changes in your behaviors, like avoiding social occasions.
Q.5. State the importance of Stress management.
Ans. Stress management helps to
- Improve mood
- Boosts immune system
- Promotes longevity
- Leads to burst of physical strength, which is vital for goal achievement
- Complete mental and physical engagement for task accomplishment
- Increases efficiency and effectiveness
- Prevents psychological disorders and behavioral problems
Q.6. What are the common signs and symptoms of stress?
Ans. Neckache, back pain, Light headedness, faintness, dizziness, Frequent cold infections, Constipation, Increased anger, frustration, hostility, Depression, Rapid or mumbled speech etc. are some of the common signs and symptoms of stress.
Q.7. What do you mean by positive and negative stress?
Ans. Positive Stress : A stress that remains for a little time and motivates you to strive harder and do well is called `positive stress’.
Negative Stress: It refers to a stress that is ongoing and does not lower down.
Q.8. Explain in detail the stress management techniques.
- Physical Exercise
Physical exercise in the form of walking, skipping or indulging in any sports has been found to relieve stress as they stabilize mood, improve self-esteem and induce sleep.
This technique should be performed to achieve control of body and mind.
Recreational activities like watching movies, attending concerts, playing games, involving in adventure sports, singing, dancing or even sketching can help individuals to a happier mental state and help to manage stress.
- Going On Vacations with Family and Friends
Vacationing helps in de-stressing individuals.
- Taking Nature Walks
Taking nature walks brings us a calmness by allowing over stimulated minds a chance to relax and helps to relieve stress.
Q.9. What do you mean by self-regulation?
Ans. Self-regulation is the act of managing one’s thoughts and feelings to engage in goal-directed actions such as organizing behavior, controlling impulses and solving problems constructively.
Q.10. What do you mean by self-awareness?
Ans. Self awareness is having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation and emotions.
Q.11. What is the difference between action oriented approach and emotion oriented approach in stress management techniques.
Ans. Action oriented approaches allow one to act and change the stressful situation.
Emotion oriented approaches are used to change the way we see stressful situations.