How to Manage Your Stress

By Kevin Suryadi

  A. Attention Device: We have all had the feeling before, our muscles are tense, our stomach is upset, we can’t sleep or eat; though some of us may eat too much. You may feel sad or depressed and when you try to think of a way to fix your problems you go blank. This is because you are stressed.
  B. Topic Disclosure: Today, I will share things that are related to stress, which I believe could be useful for you.
  C. Significance: Most Americans are suffering from moderate to high stress, with 44 percent reporting that their stress levels have increased over the past five years. Concerns about money, work and the economy top the list of most frequently cited sources of stress. Fears about job stability are on the rise, with 49 percent of respondents citing such fears as a source of stress — up from 44 percent last year.
  D. Preview: Now, I’m going to explain several things that are related to stress, such as the cause of stress, and how to manage your stress.
  A. defines stress as a physical, mental, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension. Stresses can be external (from the environment, psychological, or social situations) or internal (illness, or from a medical procedure).
  B. I think all of us can relate to stress, especially since we are all college students. We are faced with all different types of stress. Stress is constant in our lives and can not be avoided; that’s why I would like to inform you of the two types of stress and a few tips on ways that you can help manage your stress. I think that the tips I give you can help with every day stress situations and make life more enjoyable.
  C. There are two types of stress: Short-term (acute) and Long-term (chronic). Acute stress is the type of stress that comes immediately with a change of routine. It is an intense type of stress, but it passes quickly. Some of the effects a person may have are chest pain,...