The Basics of Managing Stress

Welcome to this free course from TAD Grants. Do you often feel overwhelmed and exhausted? We all deal with stressful situations at times, but chronic stress is damaging. Keeping stress under control helps maintain your energy, motivation, and health.

In this course, you’ll learn the basics of managing stress. First, you’ll discover what stress is and how your body responds to it. Then, you’ll learn common stress triggers and how to manage them. Finally understanding stress, how it affects us, and ways to cope protects us from the dangers of chronic stress.

Let’s review a few key takeaways we cover in this course:

1. Stress can be helpful—or harmful. Not all stress is bad. Short-term stress sharpens your focus and propels you into action mode. This can be helpful, for example, when you’re under a tight deadline or facing an immediate threat. On the other hand, long-term—or chronic—stress leads to poor focus, headaches, trouble sleeping, anxiety, depression, and other issues.

2. Your ability to resist stress decreases over time. Coping with stress is generally easier at the start of a stressful period. However, the longer you’re under stress, the weaker your defenses become. It’s also difficult—though not impossible—to reverse the effects of chronic stress.

3. Identifying stress triggers can help you manage them. Do you know what causes you to feel stressed? Perhaps it’s a fear of flying, unrealistic expectations, or an impending, important decision. It might also be something out of your control, like a spouse’s job relocation, a health issue, or financial struggles.

This is a free self-paced online course – requires registration by clicking the register button below. 

The Basics of Managing Stress


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