What causes me distress?

Whole class activity 2

Ask students what they have learnt about stress and eustress.

It is important to remind students that there is no right answer, and what causes one person stress may be fine for someone else.

Tell students that talking about stress can make it seem normal, and help you feel better about asking for help when things become too difficult.

Tell students it is important for us to understand our boundaries. When we push ourselves beyond the level of good stress, into a state where we feel overwhelmed, we not only feel distressed, but are more likely to get sick and not be able to concentrate or feel happy anymore.

You may wish to conclude the lesson by reminding students that stress is very normal and that we can learn to manage it.