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IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Healthy Mind Option 05

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Description

5. Identify What Stress Is, How It’s Caused, Signs of Stress in Ourselves (Stress Symptoms)

Resources

 Copy of activity Sheet per Guide (see overleaf)
 Pen/Pencil

Instructions

Aim of Badge: To develop & practice having a healthy mental attitude

This Badge has 7 options of which 7 must be completed

Introduction:
The mind and body are closely connected, and stress can affect the body from head to toe. Common symptoms include
• feeling nervous or anxious,
• feeling tired,
• procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities,
• feeling overwhelmed,
• having negative thoughts and experiencing changes in sleeping habits.
• Problems with concentrating and changes in eating habits (eating too much or too little) are also linked to stress
• It’s normal to have some stress in life
• But if stress persists at high levels for a long time, it can have lasting negative effects on health
• Everyone is affected by stress at one time or another, and it can feel overwhelming.

Instructions:
 Discuss with the guides if they sometimes feel stressed
 What they think causes it
 Using the template, ask them to pinpoint what stress symptoms they experience and in what part of the body it affects them

Source:
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-teens.aspx
Attachments/Template needed for activity? Yes

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