Stress is a part of human life. Everybody experiences stress. According to Kalat (2008), stress is “an event or events that are interpreted as threatening to an individual and which elicit physiological and behavioral responses” (as cited in McEwen, 2000, p. 173). However, stress gives different definitions according to certain people. The first person may define stress as when they have a lot of things to do and do not have much time to accomplish it where the other person define stress as being unemployed for long time.
So what is stress? Gurung explains that a stressor is anything that causes a stress response –i.e. increased heart rate and breathing etc.,, if a situation does not cause a physiological stress response then it is just an event (p. 103). In earlier times stressors were predominately physical –wild animals, enemy attacks etc., while these certainly still exists today, most of our stressors in modern day America are psychological. (p. 105) Stress is a response to a perceived danger.
2.1 Understanding time management According to Ghebre (2012), Time is one of the most non-renewable resources in everyone’s lives and it will always be their enemy no matter how hard they work or strive to achieve. Therefore, it is imperative to master the skill of time management to take full advantage on the limited amount of time available. The term ‘time management’ can be defined as “a set of principles, practices, skills, tools, and systems working together to help one get more value out of one’s time with the aim of improving the quality of life” (Timethoughts.com, 2004). It is the process of organizing and planning how much time you spend on specific activities. The exercising of time management can increase productivity, efficiency
Nordqvist (2015) in his article “What is stress? How to deal with stress” stated that stressing over something could harm our physical and mental health. Starting from Hypertension and Headache to Anxiety and Depression. However, in the article “Eustress vs. Distress” Scott (2014) proved that when we react to it the right way, we will get motivated to seek and achieve our
1.1 Stress and Stressors The term stress was derived from physics by Hans Selye an endocrinologist who has been regarded as the father of stress research. He proposed that ‘stress is a non-specific strain on the body caused by irregularities in normal body functions’. Stress is anything that disturbs the “homeostasis” of the body (Schneiderman, 2005). It can also be defined as the inability of an animal to cope up with its surrounding environment (Dobson, 2000). It is characterised by physiological changes that occur in response to novel or threatening stimuli.
1.1 Background of the Study Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand or threat. When you feel vulnerable, your nervous system responds by releasing a flood of stress hormones and including adrenaline and cortisol, which rouse the body for emergency action. Your heart pounds quicker, muscles fix, pulse rises, breath animates, and your faculties get to be keener. These physical changes expand your quality and stamina, speed your response time, and improve your core interest. (Jeanne Segal, Ph.D., September 2015) Anxiety Disorders, people who are stressed may show quite mild noticeable signs of anxiety, such as fidgeting, biting their fingernails, tapping their feet, etc.
1.2 What is Time Management? Time Management refers to managing time effectively so that the right time is allocated to the right activity. Effective time management allows individuals to assign specific time slots to activities as per their importance. Time Management refers to making the best use of time as time is always limited. 1.2.1 Definition of Time Management Systematic, priority-based structuring of time allocation and distribution among competing demands.
Track time. We should be aware of, know and understand how we spend it, for both work and leisure. Then we can decide, from a position of awareness, what’s necessary and what satisfies us. What are our patterns? We all fall into them accidentally and should try to find ways to avoid them.
2. What Should Our Time Be Used For? Find time to better yourself - read, explore, research, live life, do things you've never thought about doing before. That's what it's all about. - Motivation2Study I know so many people who say they don't have time to do anything, yet they watch four hours of TV a day, sit around watching YouTube, complain on social media, and do other useless things that don't actually better themselves in any way.