Introduction

Introduction

What is stress? Stress is created when the demands made on a person start to exceed that person’s abilit y (or perceived abilit y) to cope. A gap is created between what a person needs/wants to do, and what they feel they are able to do.
There are several reasons for stress; we will focus on stress and time management:
Many times the reason for stress is our lack of abilit y to achieve our goals on time. This leads to a situation where we can‘t perform at work , neglect tasks at home and find ourselves in a situation where we can‘t balance work and famil y life.
We need to identify that we are in a stressful situation. Physical symptoms of stress include: tiredness, headaches, frequent colds, trouble sleeping, mu scle aches/tension, nausea, sweating or feeling hot .
Emotional and mental symptoms of stress include: anger, anxiet y, depression, irrational fears, mood swings, irritabilit y, frustration, poor concentration, confusion, loss of humor, negative thoughts, fee ling overwhelmed, feeling out of ontroland loss of motivation.