STRESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

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DAILY HASSLES AND LIFE CHANGES CREATE STRESS

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STRESS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
1 DAILY HASSLES
1.1 AN IRRITATING, FRUSTRATING OR DISTRESSING DEMAND EXPERIENCED WITHIN EVERYDAY LIFE
1.1.1 TRAFFIC JAMS, GETTING UP, GOING TO COLLEGE, GETTING DRESSED ETC.
1.2 DAILY HASSLES CAN BE OFFSET TO AN EXTENT BY DAILY UPLIFTS - THEY MAY COUNTERACT THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF STRESS.
1.2.1 SEEING A FRIEND, EMAIL FROM FORGOTTEN FRIEND, SMILE FROM A STRANGER, A CHOCOLATE BAR, ENOUGH SLEEP ETC.
2 LIFE CHANGES
2.1 EVENTS THAT CAUSE MAJOR TRANSITIONS IN LIFE MAKING YOU ADAPT.
2.1.1 GIVING UP SMOKING, MOVING HOUSE, DEATH OF FAMILY MEMBER, HAVING CHILDREN, GETTING MARRIED/DIVORED ETC
3 DENNIS AND LEE ARE TALKING. DENNIS IS EXPLAINING HOW HE HAS NOISY NEIGHBOURS AND WHEN HE GOES TO WORK HE STRUGGLES TO FIND A PARKING SPACE. LEE HAS RECENTLY LOST HIS WIFE AND IS SOON RETIRING. DICUSS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE CHANGES AND DAILY HASSLES. (4 MARKS)
3.1 DENNIS IS EXPERIENCING DAILY HASSLES. HIS NOISY NEIGHBOURS AND THE LACK OF PARKING IS CAUSING HIM SHORT TERM STRESS. A DAILY HASSLES IS AN IRRITATING OR FRUSTRATING EVENT THAT OCCURS DAILY. LEE ON THE OTHER HAND IS EXPERIENCING A LIFE EVENT. HIS WIFE'S DEATH AND HIS RETIREMENT MEANS THAT HE HAS TO MAKE A TRANSITION AND ADJUST TO DAILY LIFE. THIS MAY CAUSE HIM LONG TERM STRESS.
4 YOU ARE DRIVING IN THE ROAD WHEN A DOG CROSSES IN FRONT OF YOU UNEXPECTEDLY, YOU SWERVE TO AVOID IT. YOUR MOUTH IS DRY, YOUR BREATHING HAS INCREASED AND YOU HEART IS BEATING QUICKLY. SOON AFTER THE EVENT THESE SYMPTOMS HAVE DISAPPEARED AND YOU FEEL RELAXED AGAIN. EXPLAIN, USING YOU KNOWLEDGE OF SHORT TERM STRESS, WHY a) CHANGES TO THE BODY OCCURRED IN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS AND b) CHANGES OCCURRED TO THE BODY AFTER THE FIRST FEW MINUTES. (6 MARKS)
4.1 a) CHANGES OCCURRED IN THE FIRST 30 SECONDS BECAUSE YOUR BODY HAS ACTIVATED THE SYMPATHETIC BRANCH OF THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. YOUR BODY RELEASES THE HORMONES ADRENALINE AND NORADRENALINE AND PREPARES YOU FOR A FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE. THE HORMONES IN YOUR BLOOD STREAM INCREASE YOUR BREATHING AND YOUR HEART RATE WHILST SHUTTING OFF YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM EXPLAINING THE DRY MOUTH.
4.2 b) AFTER THE STRESSOR HAS PAST, YOUR HYPOTHALAMUS ACTIVATES THE PARASYMPATHETIC BRANCH OF TE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM AND YOUR BODY RETURNS TO A NATURAL STATE OF REST AND DIGEST. YOUR BODY NO LONGER NEEDS TO BE PREPARED FOR A FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE MEANING THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEAR.
5 WORKPLACE STRESS
5.1 CAN BE DUE TO TOO MUCH OR TOO LITTLE WORK TO DO OR A LACK OF CONTROL WITHIN YOUR JOB
6 PERSONALITY FACTORS
6.1 TYPE A: WORKS AGAINST THE CLOCK, VERY DRIVEN, OFTEN ANGRY/EASILY IRRITATED
6.1.1 TYPE B: RELAXED, NO TIME URGENCY, CALM, PUTS THINGS OFF, NOT EASILY AGGRAVATED.
6.1.1.1 TYPE C: NOT ASSERTIVE, LOVE FOR DETAIL,, PERFECTIONISTS, INTROVERTED
6.1.1.1.1 TYPE D: PESSIMISTIC, SUPPRESS EMOTIONS, LOW ESTEEM, WORRY MORE FREQUENTLY,
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