SGPsychStud: Stress Management

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“Stress (a), in addition to being itself, was also the cause of itself (b), and the result of itself (c).”  -  Hans Selye
We experience stress on a daily basis.  The word "Stress" was coined by Han Selye in 1936, and described as a physiological, emotional, and/or behavioural reaction to any form of change.  In the above quote, it is mentioned that stress in one's environment (b) causes a person to have the perception of experiencing stress (a), resulting in the physiological, emotional, and/or behavioural reaction of stress (c).
With this, Newton's third law "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" can also be applied to our understanding of stress.  Such that for each stressful event that you experienced, you will experience an equal amount of stress.  Situations of low levels of stress cause us to feel low levels of stress, while a high amount of stressful situations can result in us having and exhibiting high levels of stress in different forms such as  physiological, emotional, and/or behavioural.
Hope this is not too difficult to understand.
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Writing this post is so stressful!!!!
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But since the topic is on stress management, we should include some tips on the management of stress.  Hence I went through previous SG Psych Stuff posts that were related to stress management, namely "Psychological Burnout - How does it feel like?", "Are you mentally prepared for your exams? Tips included!", and "The "Nothing Box" and Mindfulness", and I found that I have already written about how it feels like to experience high level of stress (the first post), how to prepare to face stressful situations (the second post), and how to be less stressful in your daily lives (the third post)!!
What more is that to write??

The "preppers"and the "non-preppers"
There are two types of people who will succeed even with stress being experienced:
  1. Those who are prepared 
  2. Those who are not prepared
These are different personalities of people, and different people pefer to do things differently.
Some may prefer to be very prepared and have every information at their fingertips, such that they are able to have control over the stressful situation, when it happens.  This allows them to know what to do exactly to deal with the situation.
As for the "non-preppers", those who are not prepared, you may ask how can they succeed?  In order for them to succeed, they usually possess a high ability to control their emotions, as well to relax (learn how to relax here), and a positive view of themselves.  Though they may not be fully prepared, they have the positive mindset and confidence that they will be able to overcome the stressful situation.

So which type are you???
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