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33% of Americans never discuss ways to manage stress with their healthcare provider.
American Psychology Association, 2018
Stress is a process whereby an individual perceives and responds to events that he appraises as overwhelming or threatening to his well-being.
Lazarus & Folkman, 1984
The way we appraise a challenging situation determines the stress we feel.
Everly & Lating, 2002
Cortisol is a stress hormone that helps boost energy when we first encounter a stressor. Sustained elevated levels of cortisol weaken the immune system.
Glaser & Kiecolt-Glaser, 2005
A threat tends to be viewed as less catastrophic if you believe that something can be done about it.
Lazarus & Folkman, 1984
Confidence and self-efficacy shape individuals' beliefs and expectations about successful outcomes.
Compeau & Higgins, 1995
Seeing a coworker succeed in a task can boost knowledge, confidence, and self-efficacy in related tasks. Visual learning and vicarious experience are most effective for peers and similar others.
Prior successes and positive past performances are the most important source of self-efficacy.
Optimists tend to have better social networks. They have positive influences in their lives and more people want to be around them.
Brissette, Scheier & Carver, 2002
CHALLENGES: new tasks, new job, challenge, boredom REACTIONS: uncertainty, fear, stress, disinterest, frustration, anxiety RESEARCH: Setting goals is at the heart of the motivation process (Meyer, Becker & Vandenberghe, 2004). It affects one’s level of motivation and the desire and ability to find new ways of reaching those goals (Luthans, Youssef & Avolio, 2007). Self-efficacy is a major factor […]
TRY THIS: Work hard, but avoid overworking. This is especially important if you interact with clients or other people outside of your company, as it may affect how you treat them and, as a result, how you do your job. RESEARCH SAYS: The main bad outcome of prolonged work hours seems to be that overtired staff develop […]
TRY THIS: Helping others can increase how confident you are in your skills. You can also increase how likeable you are to your peers by helping them when they need or ask for it. Finding chances to test your skills while also helping others refine theirs can benefit all parties involved! RESEARCH SAYS: Rejection affects group […]