Stress And Stress Essay

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When I think about our emotions and how they can play a role on our body and mind, I begin to realize that all of it correlates with one another. In the article Introduction to Stress and Stress Management, mentions how the brain is the first line of defense when a person encounters a stressor and what the body does to cope with the stressor is by releasing chemicals and hormones into the bloodstream (pg. 15). Neurotransmitters of serotonin and norepinephrine are both related to our mood, and their flow causes changes in our mood. We have also learned that there are two types of stressor, eustress and distress. 50 to 90 percent of illness are tied to stress reactivity (pg. 18). Which means if we could learn how to handle our stressors …show more content…

Asking for strength and guidance is something I try to incorporate into my life, but I feel that I need to work on it for I only do it when I am upset.
In the Huffington Post it states that, “Forgiveness is the act of consciously deciding to let go of resentment or vengeance toward another entity who has harmed you in some way (whether they’re deserving of that forgiveness) (Chan,2014).” When I think about forgiveness, I think of it as a choice that a person must make. A person can either say that they want to move pass the wrong doing that someone has brought on them and move forward, or they can continue to live in the past and live with that dark cloud over their head. Whatever the person chooses can reflect their health. For instances, if I continue to live in the past, I miss all the wonderful moments in the present, all the memories that I could be creating and ones to come. I am not saying to forge that they ever happened because you cannot erase what has happened, but you can learn from those mistakes and help protect yourself from hurting again.
The more gratitude that I have, the less depressed I am. Studies have shown that feelings of gratitude directly stimulates the brain regions connected with the neurotransmitter dopamine. In class, we have learned that Dopamine makes a person feel good and it also lets a person know if they liked something, which then makes that person wanting to do that activity again. Gratitude is something that takes

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