Applying A Stress Management Schedule

1529 WordsApr 18, 20167 Pages
With the intention of managing stress, I decided to implement a stress management schedule, which I would continually develop, over the course of 11 weeks. With a focus on yoga, I hoped to gain an important insight on the valuable implications that proper stress management can have in my life. Improving my physical and emotional health can not only positively affect my own self, but also can positively affect the way I manage my own work life and relationships with others. Since being in college, I have felt as if I could not properly manage my daily tasks, while also taking time to myself. I constantly became stressed and anxious, with no sense of outlet. I decided to incorporate a stress management tactic into my daily routine. As David Surrenda, dean of the Graduate School of Holistic Studies at John F. Kennedy University in California, described yoga in the International New York Times, as a, “ spiritual development practice to train the body and mind to self observe and become aware of their own nature.” He later went on to describe how yoga affects each person by “cultivating discernment, awareness, self-regulation and higher consciousness,” positively affecting multiple aspects of a persons life. Because of these reasons, I decided yoga could be the right fit for my personal development plan of managing stress. After choosing yoga as my concentration, I conducted research on different types and positions out there to preform. Yoga was a way, for me, to work on
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