This Self-Learning Module (SLM) is prepared so that you, our dear learners, can continue your studies and learn while at home. Activities, questions, directions, exercises, and discussions are carefully stated for you to understand each lesson.
Each SLM is composed of different parts. Each part shall guide you step-by-step as you discover and understand the lesson prepared for you.
Pre-tests are provided to measure your prior knowledge on lessons in each SLM. This will tell you if you need to proceed on completing this module or if you need to ask your facilitator or your teacher’s assistance for better understanding of the lesson. At the end of each module, you need to answer the post-test to self-check your learning. Answer keys are provided for each activity and test. We trust that you will be honest in using these.
Please use this module with care. Do not put unnecessary marks on any part of this SLM. Use a separate sheet of paper in answering the exercises and tests. And read the instructions carefully before performing each task.
Stress is defined as the physiological and emotional responses to significant or unexpected change or disruption in one’s life.
Stress is also known as the result of how we react to any situation that pressures us, and gives us challenges. But how do we handle it? Are we the kind of person who wants to face the situation or run away to escape from it? Or are we the kind of person who wants to take a deep breath, get some exercise (mind and body), and get enough sleep?
Hold on! There are positive ways to deal with life’s challenges.
If you are wondering about what type of a person you are when stress gets in, continue to read this module and answer the given activities. This module will explain to you the difference between healthy and unhealthy coping strategies.
After going through this module, you are expected to differentiate healthful from unhealthful strategies in coping with stress.