TAKE CONTROL

of your stress

TAKE CONTROL
OF YOUR STRESS

Tessa Spisak of Profile by Sanford teaches us how to recognize our own symptoms of stress and how to manage them in a healthy way.

HEALTHY WAYS TO MANAGE

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Find a support system.

Having people that you can rely on can be a key factor to your mental health, whether it’s someone to go on a run with or even just someone to speak to.

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Adjust your response.

The way we respond to stress can either elevate or deescalate it. Take a few deep breaths to figure out the best way to react.

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Develop realistic expectations.

Life can be overwhelming, but you can’t do it all. It’s important to prioritize and really figure out what you can accomplish within a certain amount of time.

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Get organized & take charge.

Make an organized list of your tasks and rank them by importance. Then, tackle them one at a time.

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Give yourself "me time."

Breaks are important, and you deserve them. Know when it’s time to take a step back and give yourself the attention you need.

KNOWING YOUR SYMPTOMS

PHYSICAL

  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Increased breakouts
  • Nausea
  • Indigestion
  • Increased sweating
  • Flushing (face feeling hot)
  • Prolonged/frequent headaches
  • Susceptibility to mild illness
  • Breathlessness/chest pain

BEHAVIORAL

  • Appetite changes/compulsive eating
  • Impatience, carelessness, hyperactivity
  • Poor productivity/low energy
  • Changes in sleeping pattern
  • Increased alcohol, cigarette, or drug use
  • Increased absenteeism, aggression, or instability
  • Sudden tears

EMOTIONAL

  • Anxiety/tenseness
  • Moodiness/grumpiness
  • Loss of sense of humor
  • Withdrawal/feelings of isolation
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feelings of guilt and shame
  • Extreme anger (over-reaction)
  • Loss of libido
  • Overwhelming feelings of panic/anxiety

PERCEPTIVE

  • Inability to make decisions/muddled thinking
  • Reduced coordination/creativity
  • Becoming more forgetful
  • Negative globalization (everything seems to be going wrong)
  • Fear of rejection
  • Rushed decision making
  • Over-sensitive to criticism
  • Negative self-talk
  • Feelings of unfairness

JOIN US FOR YOGA

JOIN US FOR YOGA

Every other Thursday, yoga is hosted in the Small Training Room during lunch, from 12:15 to 1pm. All you need to bring is a mat and a water bottle! We practice Hatha Yoga, which focuses on yoga basic poses and mindful breathing. The classes are no more then 30-minutes and are accessible to everyone, whether you are new to yoga, a seasoned yogi, or just looking for a way to de-stress from the workday. 

As participants flow from one pose to another, linking breath to movement and movement to intention, many interesting things occur in the mind and body. Moderate exercise improves blood circulation and promotes blood oxygenation, helping us stay energized and improving brain function. Cortisol, the stress hormone, decreases as your focus turns to the body and away from the daily stresses, improving mood and releasing tension. 

Subscribe to the events@nosmallrep.com calendar for the official schedule, and if you have questions, join the Official Lunchtime Yoga Glip.