Stress Log & Assignment
1) On july 27, 2011 my mother passed away from colon cancer. From that day on I think I was introduced to stress. Before my mom passed I was a free bird. I was a happy person when
certain problems came my way I was able to brush them off and push them to the side, Loosing my mother had changed me in so many ways emotionally and physically. My stress level was high
I was emotional, I'l get upset easily over small things, and I didn't look happy. At times when I looked in mirror I would look in the mirror i would see an permanent angry look on my face. My mom's
passingI felt worthless, I no longer had any hope for anything. I would question …show more content…
After high school I was somewhat active I became lazier as the years went by. Now as I a 26 yea
rs, I don't exercise at all. Exercising and eating healthy isn't an option. As far as my eating habits, I don't watch what eat or eat healthy. Whatever comes to mind is what i eat. When I'm stressed i'm the
to type to go out to a night club with my friends and party. My night with my friends involves alcohol which makes me forget my problems and eases the stress. Going out partying can become an all
nighter, I'm out all night when i know I have to work in the morning and it affects how much sleep i'm getting which is not so much.
4) My thoughts when I'm stressed were always negative, I felt like I had an enemy inside of me. It made my stress worst for me because I became more angry. Anything that was positive or a happy
moment I would shut it down with a negative thought and i'll began to think about my mom and remind my self that she's gone thats when stress would come back around. It always felt like my
thoughts were competitive.
5) My feeling made the stress worst for me because I felt so hurt. At times I would sit alone in my room where its dark and just cry myself to sleep. I became distant and just wanted to be alone, I was
in grief nothing seemed important to me. Waking up everyday knowing your mom is gone, and you can't see her made me more stressed out. I know i wasn't okay mentally and I was
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Nowadays people just sit down, order everything online and try to not move as much as possible, or that how I was until my freshman year at Arizona State University. I was not active at all and had self-esteem issues and weighted 220 pounds, and my major is computer science (CS) which mean, I get to sit down for hours typing codes and study for all different sorts of hard classes and that increased my anxiety and stress. Then, I started working out and my life changed, I lost 60 pounds, felt happy about myself and how I look, all the stress I had from classes which anyone who takes calculus, computer classes know how hard they can be, it just decreased and I could feel like everything is going to be fine at the end, just have to try harder and that is it. In an article by dozen of PHD scientist in metabolism and fields related to that, they said, “There is strong evidence that physical activity is a key factor in maintaining a healthy body weight and reducing the risk of many health problems, including hypertension, cardiovascular
As for exercise, I would say that I am fairly active. My greatest weakness is my lack of motivation to be active when I am busy with school, work, and social aspects of my life. I also feel that my nutrition could be improved. I eat fairly healthy, but when I get busy with school I tend to eat whatever foods are quick and easy.
Stress and anxiety in the average college student. Selye (1936) defined stress as “the non-specific response of the body to any demand for change” (The American Institute of Stress, 2017). Stress can lead to feelings of anxiety. Anxiety is a normal part of life, but can be considered a type of worry or fear that can inhibit everyday life. College students show higher stress/anxiety than average individuals. Major sources of stress are from new responsibilities, campus living, money issues, and classwork (Ross, Niebling, & Heckert, 1999). There have been a number of studies circled around how stress can affect college students. Females and males show differences in anxiety/stress in college. (Misra and McKean (2000)) found that females
I knew that my mother needed a solid support system and optimism in the atmosphere, so that is what I gave her. My mom would struggle with making meals like she always used to, found it hard to go to my school activities, and seemed to be a completely different person because she was so physically drained. It was incredibly hard to see my mom in so much pain. I would stay home to be with her because I hated to leave her alone. My mom getting cancer made it hard for me to focus in school, sports, and I failed to be a typical teenager by not being with my friends very often.
The data collected from a survey performed by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System regarding time, frequency and proportion of exercise reports that 58.1% of the interviewees were considered physically inactive; 29.8 % concluded with not having time for exercising. Besides, the statistics showed that there was not much difference between genders as it was almost the same percentage of passive lifestyle; however, there were differences when considering race and age (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2010).
Identify and list negative self-talk that is associated with past trauma and current stimulus triggers for anxiety. Verbalize the symptoms of depression, including any suicidal ideation.
When I was a sophomore my mother was diagnosed with cancer and as a result, I have spent most of my college career dealing emotional with the result. She is free of disease as of right now but it was a long and tumultuous journey to get there. I practically spent 2 years without a mother because she was so sick and I had to take her role. I organized family events, cooked them meals when I could, did their shopping all while going to school three hours away and having constant fear that my mother and the love of my life was going to die. That is only my personal struggle with it, not even taking into account her trauma or my fathers or brothers. It almost seems selfish to reflect on this because it was nothing compared to what she was going through. I went through stages where I was horrified and so scared and then I was angry and selfish. I wanted my mother back, I wanted her to make me dinner when I came home from college and send me care packages again. I wanted her to go shopping every weekend like she used to and spend money on things that weren’t hospital bills. I wanted to call her and hear something other than how she couldn’t get chemotherapy that week because she was so weak and was rushed to the hospital for a blood transfusion. I was tired of talking to people about it and people asking if I was okay. I felt like a broken record, “Yes, I’m okay. Yes, school is
Waking up with the feeling of fear, contempt and uselessness. Looking out the window watching kids on the streets riding their bikes full of laughter and joy. I walk downstairs and see my husband making me breakfast and asks me to sit down. I pick up my fork and force myself to at least try to eat something. My stomach was grumbling, no doubt I was hungry but I was too nervous to the point that I couldn’t hold anything down.
I can still remember vividly the day my mother passed away. My mother passed away at a critical point in my life when I was seventeen years old from a short term illness. She was sick for a week and I remember thinking this could be serious, however, my mother declined to go to the hospital because of the distance and financial hardship. I had loss my father when I was three years old, so my mother was a single mother. I have step sisters and brother, but I was not particularly close to them. Losing my mother was a defining moment in my life for it changed my life irrevocably. I was devastated, but I had to become strong, proactive and it spurred me to choose a new career path.
As one has seen, positive stress adds anticipation and excitement to life, and we all thrive under a certain amount of stress. Deadlines, competitions, confrontations, and even our frustrations and sorrows add depth and enrichment to our lives. Our goal is not to eliminate stress but to learn how to manage it and how to use it to help us. Insufficient stress acts as a depressant and may leave us feeling bored or rejected; on the other hand, excessive stress may leave us feeling "tied up in knots." What one needs to do is find a safe level of stress, which will individually motivate but not overwhelm them.
The external component of the Biopsychosocial Model of stress involves environmental events that precede the recognition of stress and can elicit a stress response. A previously mentioned, the stress reaction is elicited by a wide variety of psychosocial stimuli that are either physiologically or emotionally threatening and disrupt the body's homeostasis (Cannon, 1932). We are usually aware of stressors when we feel conflicted, frustrated, or pressured. Most of the common stressors fall within four broad categories: personal, social/familial, work, and the environment. These stressful events have been linked to a variety of psychological physical complaints. For example bereavement
Everybody has at least one thing in common. Can you guess what it is? If you guessed, heartbreak, you’re right, but that’s not the answer I’m looking for. The correct answer is stress. Everyone has stress in his or her life at one point or another. It’s one of many inevitable parts of life. Whether it’s busting out a research paper for Psychology at the last minute, expecting your first child to be born, to making sure you’re up in time to catch the Saturday morning cartoons, it’s clearly evident that everyone goes through stress. The real question is, how is stress handled in our society? A person is defined by how they handle the stressors in their lives and how they overcome stressful moments. This paper will explore the aspects of
One of my stressful experience was when lost my dad. We had gone to visit him in the hospital only to find his bed empty as his ward mates tried not to look at us since they were aware of what had happened. My mother started asking them of my dad’s whereabouts while shaking like a leaf as it dawned to me of the horrible