Recognizing the causes of stress and finding solutions


A total of 499 people consisting of members of the Dharma Wanita Persatuan (DWP), representatives of lecturers, and staff attended the National Seminar entitled "Stress Management and Emotional Safety to Improve Healthy Life Balance". This activity presented three speakers, namely Dr. Kartika Nur Fathyah, S.PPsi, M.Si (UNY Lecturer), Dr. H. Fahrudin Faiz, S.Ag, M.Ag (UIN Sunan Kalijaga Lecturer) and Triantoro Safaria, M.Si, Ph.D (UAD Lecturer) and moderator Dyah Ayu Purwaningtyas, S.Psi, M.A (UNY Lecturer).

"Women are relatively very easy to stress because there are many things to take care of both career and family. Hopefully, by participating in this seminar, mothers can understand how to overcome anxiety, depression, and discomfort," said the Chairperson of DWP UNY, Sulastri Sumaryanto.

"The highest cause of stress is the quality of relationships between others, be it in the family, coworkers, community members, and anyone else. Positive relationships between people can create emotional safety so that individuals can develop optimally. The absence of emotional safety causes great psychological pressure which causes physical and psychological problems to emerge. The characteristics of someone who has achieved emotional safety include being able to be themselves in front of others and having a feeling of being accepted for who they are and fulfilled what they feel and need emotionally, "said Dr. Kartika Nur Fathiyah, M.Si.

Meanwhile, Dr. H. Fahrudin Faiz, S.Ag., M.Ag., emphasized that there are several things we must do if we want to live a calm life to avoid stress, namely, controlling our desires, accepting what happens, not wanting to be hurt, sticking to the truth that we believe in, being able to tolerate everything that happens, still loving, returning everything to ourselves, keeping our soul clean, and having the courage to say no. "If we want to live a calm and happy life, we must always try to do good to others. Happiness is born from virtue, and virtue can only be achieved after knowledge is obtained," said Dr. Fahrudin Faiz.

The third or last speaker, Triantoro Safaria, Ph.D., explained more about what stress is. "Stress is a psychophysiological reaction due to pressure or threat," Triantoro explained. Triantoro explained that various diseases can arise due to stress, including depression, insomnia, headaches, fatigue, fear, and so on. He added that there are several things we can do to relieve stress, including eating healthy food, socializing, not obsessing about something, writing, taking deep breaths, getting enough rest and sleep, being grateful, enjoying the beauty of nature, and seeking support from friends and family. (Author: Khairani Faizah, Editor: Prasetyo Noviriyanto, Tj.lak)

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