Discuss Richard Lazarus and Susan Folkmanâ€™s and stress and coping paradigm and in view of this paradigm explain age and individual difference in the experience and handling of stress
You must try to change the situation or change your reaction to the situation. At times stress can be avoided. You must know your limits and stick to them. You must try to avoid people who stress you out. You must look at your daily work and decide between the “should” and the “must”. If you can’t avoid a stressful situation you would change things to avoid the problem in the future. You must focus on the positive things in life more than negative because by keep thinking about the negative things u will be more stressed. You must share your feelings with others and learn to forgive. You must also make time for fun activates and relaxation.
Some things that I do are that whenever I'm stressed is listen to music because it helps me relax and forget about my situation. I also talk to someone I really trust about a problem I have or advice. This helps me express how I feel and not keep my feelings to myself.
As a Richland Collegiate High School student, I am always attacked by stressors in my academic life. The stress provoked by school-related objects often bled into my home and social life. It created an unhealthy environment where I felt weighed down by the stress. Due to the stress, I often lost my appetite and started sleeping less. My mother worried that I was depressed or that I was developing an eating disorder, but I just did not know how to pick myself up and just get things done. I lacked motivation, self-control, and a healthy balance of work and relaxation. Throughout the course, I have been picking up on some of the strategies I can use to help alleviate my stress and subsequently improve other aspects of my life.
Stress is a main aspect of the human condition, because everyone goes through a daily amount of stress, whether the problems come from school, family, even physical activities. The first time I felt a load of stress was earlier this year in fact, on a Thursday in September. I had many assignments due that day, and had a football game for band later as well. There was a reading check for “WHAP”, and the second I had seen the vocab and multiple choice questions my stomach started churning. There was sweat running down my face.... The notes I had took were horrendous, the thought of my French IP Practices the next period did not help either. Even though the day had finished and I did not have to stress over school anymore,
The assignment was received today. Upon receiving the task I used Google to search for webpages or organisations that discussed what stress was and how it affected the body. I particularly focused on sources that would be knowledgeable in psychology to some extent to ensure that the sources I used were as reliable and credible as possible. The first webpage that I looked at was Simply Psychology’s “What is the Stress Response” article by Saul McLeod, which I found to be very helpful and well summarised. I recorded notes on what was said on this source and annotated it. To follow up, I again, used the Simply Psychology search engine to find what information they had on emotion-focused
One coping mechanism that I will be using is from the chapter 9 in our book Cognitive Restructuring: Reframing. I am choosing this technique because I need to change the way perceive my stressors. I am someone who makes mountains out of molehills, and I often have anxiety attacks that affect my psychologically and physiologically well-being. I have reached a point where I can no longer continue living my life feeling physically and emotionally drained. I know something has to change. Therefore, to rid myself of the toxic thoughts that rule my life I have decided to make a change by applying the cognitive restructuring steps into my everyday life.
There are many ways to cope, or alleviate using emotional, cognitive, or behavioral methods, with stress. In this chapter, the three we discussed were catharsis, problem-focused, and emotion-focused.
I quit my job and sold my car. I started my life all over again. I have never been happier. I hate to say I have not personally learned anything in this module to deal with stress differently. The reason for this is because of my personal experience with stress this entire year before I even began this class. I acknowledge that there are many ways to deal with stress but the ironic thing is, I had to figure this out the hard way not from a textbook. I made substantial changes in my life. I changed my cognitive appraisal. I look at minor problems differently and control my emotions much better. I make time to do things I like and started yoga. The textbook addresses that and I believe it will help other students to learn to deal with stress better like I have. Chronic stress is terrible and exhausting but sometimes it can be stopped by the individual. It can be changed not only by how you interpret your own problems and coping strategies but by making changes to stop them. One step in coping with stress from the text that I agree with and identify with strongly is “Remember failure and disappointment are sometimes blessings in
Now that I have completed Pathways to lifelong learning, I have come to realize that the extreme stress I endured as mentioned earlier was due to my poor time management skills as well as my poor stress management. I
There are many ways to reduce or handle stress in your life. The easiest and one of the healthiest antidotes for stress is laughter. Just smiling helps because it releases blood flow to the brain and endorphins are released. (4.) This gives a sense of well being. Some other simple techniques are doing uninterrupted breathing. Another stressor is lack of sleep. Therefore break the stress-sleeplessness cycle. You can help relieve your sleep problem by developing a daily sleep routine and don’t drink alcohol or caffeine before bed. Another thing is to reserve your bedroom for sleeping and sex only. (4.) Writing down your feeling in a diary may help relieve emotional stress. (4.)
A way one can manage stress is to build their physical reserves. This includes exercise for cardiovascular fitness three to four times a week (moderate, prolonged rhythmic exercise is best, such as walking, swimming, cycling, or jogging), eat well-balanced, nutritious meals, maintain your ideal weight, avoid nicotine, excessive caffeine, and other stimulants, mix leisure with work, take breaks and get away when you can, get enough sleep, and finally be as consistent with your sleep schedule as possible.