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SCI 162 Week 4 DQ1 - react to stressors Think about how you...

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The textbook defines stress as “the experience of a perceived threat (real or imagined) to one’s well-being, resulting from a series of physiological responses and adaptations”. Some common stressors are war time activities, divorce, marital conflict, economic hardship, and loss of a friend or loved one; even the birth of a new baby can be considered stressful even though to most it is a joyous occasion. The first step to coping with stress starts with identifying the sources of stress in your life. Next you can try to lessen or avoid stress by changing the situation or the schedule. For example, if you are stressed because you get to work late and your boss is on your case about it, try leaving the house 15 minutes earlier. Another way to avoid stress is to change how you
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Unformatted text preview: react to stressors. Think about how you react and judge if it would have the intended effect or if it would just start a fight and create more stress. The book gives the example of the messy roommate, anger being the first instinctual response is probably not the best option for the desired outcome. Another way to coping with stress is finding an outlet to help you vent such as going to the gym and working your stress off (I highly recommend this one). The last one way to cope I found quite helpful; step back and take a look at your life, are you stressing to pay the bills because you want too many material possessions? Think about all that you have and ascertain if you really need all of it or if there are some things you could live without to help lower your bills....
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