Stress Management (10:00)
Stress, when carefully managed, can actually facilitate academic achievement. Reinforced by on-screen lists and a review segment at the end, this program first defines stress and then promotes three core strategies for dealing with it: a positive attitude, a healthy lifestyle, and relaxation techniques. The harmful aspects of unmanaged stress, which include an increased susceptibility to physical illness, clinical depression, and substance abuse, are also discussed. (10 minutes)
Definition of Stress (03:39)
Stress is a part of normal everyday living. Stress is a combination of physiological and emotional responses to an event. People react to stress with different physical or psychological symptoms.
Healthy Attitude to Reduce Stress (02:35)
Taking the time to explore one's identity and what one wants to achieve is part of a healthy attitude. A healthy lifestyle includes proper nutrition, sleep, and exercise.
Relaxation Techniques to Reduce Stress (01:59)
One can learn to induce relaxation responses that release the brain's endorphins through various mental and physical activities, such as controlled breathing.