The levels of stress and anxiety among teenagers have increased dramatically over the past few decades. As the responsibilities of the world around them fall on them, more and more adolescents face both physical and emotional health challenges. As a parent, it is difficult to deal with these conditions, or often even to know that your teens are facing them. Many times it is easy to attribute teenage stress and anxiety to a child as normal teenage problems. However, there are often serious conditions that need to be treated as quickly as possible.
Student life got lots of stress and anxiety that negatively impact the wellbeing of teenagers. Which is one of the most important things I work on with teenagers in the sessions for student coaching in Dubai, intending to reduce their stress and build their resilience and coping mechanism
Why students suffer from anxiety
Teenagers, like adults, will experience both anxiety and stress for several reasons. First, these conditions can be inherited, and they can be much more likely to happen to them if their parents have had conditions like anxiety.
For the most part, teenagers and children who suffer from anxiety and stress have factors in their lives that lead them in this direction. For example, they may face exam stress, stressors at school, and even peer pressure. Although most parents don’t realize it, teens are under great pressure in many areas of their lives. Sometimes the body and mind react to these conditions in the form of anxiety and / or stress.
Symptoms to notice
Often these conditions can be overlooked. This is common because the symptoms associated with stress and anxiety are things most of us would associate with normal teenager behavior. However, you need to identify if a problem exists and treat it accordingly, as it can be detrimental to your long term health.
Symptoms of anxiety and high stress include:
Feelings of discomfort. Something doesn’t seem right although there is nothing wrong
Abdominal discomfort that does not appear to be from a physical condition
A fast heartbeat that is not due to physical exertion
Difficulty breathing not associated with physical exertion
Tightening of the chest, which sometimes turns into a real pain
Irritability or anger that seems unfounded
The feeling of not being in control
Inability to focus on tasks
How to help your teenagers to overcome exam stress?
Wither the stress due to exams, pressure due to education, or other school issues that your teenager may be facing, you should spare a good quilt of time to be closer to your child and support him or her.
Praise, enthusiasm, positive comments, rewards, and a positive environment are just a few of the ways a teacher can help boost student motivation. Praise a student for positive efforts in the classroom encourages learning. Through praise, a student will understand that he is on the right track. Most of the time, praise will allow the student to do a good job.
Rewards also work well for motivating students. Students love to get candy from the teacher’s candy jar, or even a day without homework because of their good behavior in class. Student motivation can be achieved simply when the teacher awards a Gold Star to an A + exam.
While praise and rewards promote high levels of student motivation, positive teacher feedback is also essential. A teacher congratulating a student on a job well done or sending a letter to the student’s parents expressing how well their child is doing in school can be very motivating for the student. By giving positive feedback, a teacher can let a student know that they are doing well and can also suggest how a student can improve their weaknesses. Through feedback, the student will understand what the teacher expects.
The enthusiasm of the teachers increases the motivation of the students. When a teacher is excited about a subject, it can motivate students to learn.
A Professional student coaching in Dubai or any other location is an essential investment for your teenagers, student coaching is a professional coach who stands out of the teenager circle and environment, partner with your child in a thought provoking process to unleash his protentional, reduce stress, set action plan and work toward achieving his or her goals
Stress in most jobs is inevitable. It can be caused by a very demanding boss or a coworker not doing their best. Or maybe you have a typically stressful position, like medicine or law. While a little stress at work can propel you to success and good health, too much stress can be very bad. It can cause a lot of health problems and be harmful.
For this reason, it is important that you learn effective stress management techniques at work. While many stressors may be beyond your control, such as dealing with your boss, there are ways to cope that could save your life. How to cope with stress at the workplace is an important point being covered in career coaching in Dubai
Researches say that Average working hours increased 8% in a generation, to 47 hours per week. One in five Americans works up to 49 hours per week. It can be a great source of stress, not only at work but also at home. Each year, a high divorce rate is attributed to long working hours. The same outcomes can be replicated in different countries especially in businesses hub such as Dubai.
How to cope with stress in the workplace?
Coping with stress is a resilient mechanism to accept the challenges. It is important to realistically assess the hours you work each week. Can you cut and still get the job done? Can you delegate your tasks to colleagues? Can you develop a more flexible schedule? If you consider these options, your work-related stress can decrease dramatically.
Overwork can cause many health problems. You may get sick more often, forcing you to report to work. Absenteeism from the workplace is costly for businesses, making workplaces less productive.
My career coaching clients in Dubai not only worry about their plans but also feel very stressed because they no longer feel safe in their jobs. Layoffs and business bankruptcies have exploded in recent years. With very little job security, employees live in constant fear of not having a job the next day. And because of this, people worry about their retirement funds. It is because of these factors that employees now have little loyalty to their employers, stressful for both parties involved. One of the cope with stress techniques is to evaluate your job security level. Which is reflected form your job performance evaluation, feedback received from your managers, understanding your organization’s mission, and align your goals with this mission? To cope with stress at the workplace does not me to withdraw and accept everything. It is about understanding what you can and can not control? What you can influence? How to accept what you can not control?
Because the work climate has changed, it is important that our own perspectives change as well. Employees should try to reduce their stress, even if they do not feel safe in their work. This happens through assisting the actual reality and truth of the workplace environment, dispute your negative thoughts, and build a strong resilience mechanism. This could mean opening a separate saving plan fund and making regular saving contributions.
If you work to be proactive, your stress levels will likely decrease. Face the fact that you are in charge of your destiny and take control of your future. You will feel a sense of freedom and less unhealthy stress.
Often times, stress will manifest itself when we transform yesterday’s worries into today’s worries. An accumulation will almost always end in a high level of stress. Therefore, we must be able to “let go” of all our worries from the day before or days before and focus fully on our today.
Where emotions and attentions go, energy flows. This what psychology researches emphasize on, what your conscious mind perceives as a threat will immediately activate the adrenaline in your mind and activate the defense mood which is programmed deep in your subconscious mind. In ancient times when humans been attacked by animals, the defense was a kind of fight or flight reaction. However nowadays were not threatened by animals, we are threatened by work and the surrounding environment hence, and stress is the expression of those negative thoughts and pressure we are experiencing every day.
Stress management is a vital aspect of life coaching goals, where we focus on the client to work on reducing the level of stress and anxiety to reach his or her goals in life.
So here are 3 stress reduction tips to reduce stress
1. Let go of your negative thoughts
In life coaching the focus is only on the client goals. The coach work with the client to identify the negative thinking pattern that increases stress and find the way forward to let go of those thoughts.
Now decide to release all the thoughts of yesterday and only be aware of now…. that right thought … that breath … that moment. Take three very deep breaths and slowly release each one.
At the same time, feel every concern, every problem, and every unresolved moment begins to dissolve. You can process them later. For now, you should just be right now.
Now go to your inner quiet place. Step deep into a place where you feel at peace, then relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy the feeling of being one and at peace within yourself.
Take advantage of this special time and place to relax. Free your mind and body from worry, regret, disappointment, anger, and pain.
Think of an act, like rocking your baby, taking a brisk walk, raking leaves, and doing this simple thing. During this time, your mind is calm and calm, and you are in your inner place.
Practice this act of calm and quiet every day and you will find that you will accomplish much more. At the first sign of stress, return to this calm, caring place and start over until you have reached your inner place of calm.
3- Look after your physical and emotional health
The best thing you can do for yourself is to eat, drink, and rest – for your health!
Stress comes easily from not eating and drinking properly. When you do not get the number of hours you need each night, you’re just preparing yourself for additional stress.
Limit the amount of salt, sugar, and caffeine in your diet. Drink plenty of clean, pure water each day, and do at least one moderate exercise each day. It will give new life to your skin, your hair and nourish all your vital organs.
Take your time to breathe well! Take deep breaths with your belly to send pure oxygen throughout your body. Laugh then laugh again. It is food for the soul! Take the time to do the things you prefer. Engage in healthy, fulfilling relationships and work on issues that would erode your closeness to someone special.
When we are satisfied and lead a balanced life, everyday stress seems pale in comparison. We are better equipped to deal with the unexpected.
You can take control today! Isolate a single stressor in your life, then work on it until you regain control. At least a new hope!