Kathryn ContiKaren MorenoStress Management Sec 02December 2, 2013Stress Log Data-gatheringNovember 10, 2013Getting my Psychology paper done (routine stressor)I reacted with anxiety and had an increased heart rate for most od the day.I felt very upset with myself, like I wasn’t smart enough to finish my paperI ended up taking a break from my work to cool down and get my nerves to calm down. I then gave myself a pep talk and I was okay.I think the steps I took to calm my nerves down about my anxiety were well taken care of. I ended up taking a step back and making myself a decaffeinated tea to calm myself down, and I had a talk with my mom about how I was feeling. The pep talk she gave me and the pep talk I gave myself really helped me believe in my college career and myself.November 11, 2013Waking up for school (routine stressor)Being sleep deprived and deliriousI was very emotional and irritable.When I was all done with class I went back to my room and took a really long nap.Even though I did not use a specific stress coping technique I did end up waking up feeling very refreshed and significantly less stressed out. I also felt better knowing I had more things to do that day. I did not sleep for more than an hour because I have
found that that leads to myself feeling even more fatigued so I think I handled it quite well.November 12, 2013I got in a fight with my roommateI had an increased heart rateI was very angry and felt betrayedI coped by stopping the contact between us, and putting in the faith in the real friends I had. The fight I had with my roommate was with one of the girls in my suite, so it wasn’t in my immediate room, so I was lucky enough to have an escape from contact with her. I decided that cutting her out of my life made it very easy to manage me stress because she was causing most of it. Unfortunately I still have to see her every day but by focusing on myself and how I feel I could just blur her out about how she made me feel.November 13, 2013Stress at workIncreased heart rate and sickness in my stomachI fought through my shift and did my best till I was done.I left my work out of my home life and went and ran it off at the gym.I work customer service front desk at 24 hour fitness and I got yelled at by a member because something was wrong with their account resulting in a hold on their membership. I tried to explain what had happened but the lady looked at me like I was some stupid teenager. I felt humiliated when she asked to speak to someone who didn’t look fifteen years old. I ended up getting my manager and she fixed the problem along with telling the member that we have no tolerance for
yelling in the gym. I decided to leave that stress in the work place and I went for a jog after to get my anger out.