Stress can have negative effects on an individual's health, the physical symptoms of stress may include headaches, muscle pain, dizziness, sleep problems, feeling tired and eating too much or too little. Emotionally and mentally stress can make you feel overwhelmed, irritable and anxious. It can cause you to have low self-esteem, racing thoughts, to worry, find it hard to concentrate and have difficulty in making decisions [1].

Work-related stress can be several different things according to WHO (2010) [2]. Stress may be a response to the work demands and pressure outweighing the knowledge and skills to cope with the challenges. Stress may be due to having little support from peers, colleagues or supervisors. However, there is a wide range of circumstances at work that could cause stress. Stress can also be caused internally by poor time management for example. Stress within the academics, however, has been shown to be rising and widespread [3].  There are many ways to help manage stress levels and decrease the feeling of being stressed.

  • 7/11 breathing
  • Emotional Hi-Jacking
  • Managing stress
  • Stretch v Stress



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