the Maldives national university
Bachelor of Education (primary) 2016
In this developing world human beings are fully engaged in their day to day activities. Such as, business works, getting further education, performing in jobs, looking after the family and so on. A very recent statistic shows that human beings are busy in their works for more than eighteen hours out of twenty-four hours of the day. Furthermore, it says this is the case of every one person of ninety. Some experts claimed that every human being needs to get eight hours of sleep per day to perform well whatever activity he or she does (Ferrarg & Gennaro, 2001). However, the concern for sleeplessness related risks is increasing in the modern society as everyone has some roles to complete within twenty-four hours. Researches show that the amount is high among the younger generation. One of the biggest problems that cause due to overload of works and sleeplessness is “stress”. This is a health concerning issue among many countries. Therefore, experts and the researchers are trying to find the cause of the problem and how it can be managed.
What is stress?
Akrani (2011) defined stress to various psychological (mental) and physiological (bodily) pressures experienced or felt by people thruoghout their lives. This means people experiece a very different condition than normal condition when they get stressed in their life. This may be experienced by mentally or physically. The World Health Organisation (WHO) mentioned that “stress is the reaction people may have when presented with demands and pressures that are not matched to their knowledge and abilities and which challenge their ability to cope”. Foruthermore, Dr. Hans Selye, one of the leading authorities on the concept of stress, described stress as “ the rate of all wear and tear caused by life”. Experts in this field believes that stress can be positive and nagetive. They described that stress is good when it provides a chance to a person to gain something. In this stiutaion stress acts as a motivator, therefore the person is able to perform well in whatever activities they are doing. On the other hand, stress is nagetive when the person faces emotional, physical and socail problems. Krans (2016) outlined that the accumulated stresses of everyday life can demage your health in irreversible ways from early aging to heart problems to long term disabilities. When the problems is so serious and dangeruos as well as common among us we need to find some ways to manage it by ourselves.
Ways to manage stress
There are people who believe that stress make them to perform better. Such people believes that when the body experiences a stressor, it fight or flight response kicks in as a way to protect itself by staying focused, energetic and alert. However many researches show that totally an opposite result. They suggested that the stress causes a person to make more mistakes....