How can I tame stress?
After a series of lessons devoted to the question of stress & aimed at its various faces as well as potential chances & threats resulting from experiencing stress, 9th-graders from Paderewski Private Grammar School took into account the following aspects:
• The definition of stress • Why you should stop trying to avoid stress, why trying to avoid stress you can’t control is dangerous for your health • The stress mindset effect: how to re-frame how you think about stress; tactics to change the way you think about stress • The power of mindset resets in managing stress • How stress drives human connection
before they came up with their own ideas & tips on how we can possibly tame stress:
We hope you will enjoy reading our posts regarding reflections on stress & ways we may cope with stressful situations :-) Maybe you would like to add something on your part? Feel free!
Coping with 'online stress' & FOMO
Have you heard about newly coined phrases that reflect some recent phenomena & refer to the common overuse of technological devices, constant reading of online news & feeds or possible misuse of social media these days? Have you ever got familiar with FOMO & JOMO, 'digital stress' & 'digital diet'?
When exploring the concept of health and one of its aspects, stress, we dived into the question of 'online stress' and some related ideas. The final reflection & outcome- after the cycle of lessons targeted at 'digital stress' & 'digital diet'- were the posts of 9th-graders from Paderewski Private Grammar School, who shared their thoughts on the aforementioned phenomena & suggested ways of handling some of their consequences:
The students considered the following ideas & issues:
How can we avoid 'online stress'? Can you suggest any 'stress-coping' strategies or techniques that will help with 'digital stress'? How can we handle FOMO? How can we follow a healthy 'digital diet'? Is sticking to the idea of JOMO the only solution? Can we somehow take advantage of FOMO & 'digital stress' in order to flourish, self-develop or nurture our real-life relationships (or talents, hobbies, passions)?
Why we all need to practice emotional first aid...
We all go to the doctor when we feel flu-ish or have a nagging pain. So, why don’t we see a health professional when we feel emotional pain: guilt, loss, loneliness? (Guy Winch Why we all need to practice emotional first aid; https://www.ted.com/talks/guy_winch_why_we_all_need_to_practice_emotional_first_aid?referrer=playlist-how_to_practice_emotional_first_aid)
Too many of us deal with common psychological-health issues on our own, but we don’t have to. To what extent do you agree with that? How can we nourish our self-relationship? nurture ourselves and provide self-care? nurse and take care of emotional hygiene?
Below you will find the posts displaying how 10th-graders from Paderewski Private Grammar School responded to the questions above sharing this way their final thoughts & reflections on the idea of emotional self-care. Enjoy & feel free to leave your own post:)
The importance of SLEEP
WHY SLEEP IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF OUR DAILY LIFE pdf.pdf
WHY IS SLEEP IMPORTANT_L.M..pdf
IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP_K.G..pdf
BENEFITS OF SLEEP_M.&P..pdf
Subject_How to Make Stress Your Friend_TED talk_The Science of Stress_lesson plan.pdf
Subject_Digital diet_English language class_lesson plan.pdf