Learning Objectives Students will be able to… Identify 3 healthy ways to deal with stress, including what they involve and the advantages of each. Look and Listen for stress and anxiety in a friend’s instant message (IM). Link a friend to a particular stress reducer and explain reasons for that suggestion.
Let’s Review: Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress & Anxiety Positive mental messages Stretching Taking deep breaths
Unhealthy Ways to Deal with Stress Hitting things or people Picking fights Spreading rumors Yelling at friends or parents Drinking alcohol, smoking, or doing drugs Eating too much Sleeping too much Stop hanging out with friends Staying in your room all the time Stop going to school
Healthy Ways to Deal with Stress • Talking it out • Problem Solving • Figuring out different solutions and the consequences of each • Stress relievers
Problem Solving Your big science project is due in 2 days. You’ve had two weeks to work on it, but you just started. How are you going to solve this problem? Possible solution Stay up late for the next 2 nights and get it done Just do what I can but not worry about finishing Plead with my teacher for an extension Beg my dad to do it for me Consequences Tired but get it done on time Turn something in but get a bad grade Might give extension but probably won’t cut me any slack in the future Dad might enjoy it but it’s not honest; Dad might get really angry with me
Stress Relievers • Relaxation exercises: • stretching, breathing, yoga, meditation, visualization • Hobbies: • drawing, playing sports, dancing, music, prayer/religious activities, volunteering • Keep your body healthy • S – leep • E – xercise • L – eisure • F – ood