Stress Management Level 3

Professional Discussion  
Managing stress According Nolan, Most people experience stress at least once in their lifetime, working in a care environment where other people rely on you to ensure that all their needs are met in a holistic manner and making sure they are well cared for and comfortable, can put a lot of pressure on your body; physically, mentally and emotionally. It is how you cope with it that really matters. Some of the physical symptoms of stress include:-   Aches and pains-   Nausea and/or vomiting -   Dizziness-   Chest pain-   Palpitations-   Always tired/exhausted It can also affect people emotionally however they are not always aware of it, in this case it would be down to friends, family and colleagues to notice the changes in your personality the most common signs to look for are as follows;- Moodiness- Irritability or short temper- Agitation - Inability to relax - Feeling overwhelmed - Sense of isolation or loneliness - Depression Stress can also cause cognitive impairment which again may only be noticed by friends, colleagues and family, it can cause memory problems, inability to concentrate, poor judgement and constant worrying and possibly clumsiness. it may well affect a person behaviour too i.e. they may eat more/less, they may sleep more if they feel exhausted all the time or on the other hand be unable to sleep due to constant worrying. They may be neglectful of their responsibilities, they could develop nervous habits like tics or nail biting and last of all they may use drugs, alcohol, cigarettes etc. as a form of control and or as a coping mechanism. It is very important to deal with stress as soon as possible for everybody‚Äôs health and wellbeing. If either a colleague or I were to present any of these symptoms at work then it becomes a potential hazard for everyone involved. It could cause harm to a resident if these symptoms made the person with stress careless and moody towards the residents and possibly leaving them without their...