Running head: [SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS]1StressSarah MooreSaint Leo UniversityWhen I think of the word ‘Stress,’ I immediately think of something negative, which is not true.Stress is something that challenges you which can be good or bad. Primary and secondaryappraisals are very important. When you think of primary appraisal, you are thinking about thethings you can cope with, and secondary appraisal, is what you are going to do about it. Forexample primary appraisal would be, If I was a child and it was storming bad so I could not go toschool, I got the chance to stay in the bed and sleep(a good thing) or since I had plans to go playball with my friends I cant go now(bad thing) or I did not have any plans leaving home thismorning anyway because I have the flu so it really didn’t matter. Secondary appraisal would be ifa bad storm comes and I am not prepared so I start stressing about what I am going to do in thissituation. Coping is confronting a situation and dealing with it. There are 3 different types of coping,appraisal focused, emotion focused, and problem focused. Appraisal focused meaning changingthe way you think about a situation. For example, if I just bought a dozen of eggs and drop thewhole carton, they all cracked and went all over my new white shirt. I could either get angry or
[SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS]2laugh at the situation, so instead I laughed. Emotion focused is finding a way to better deal with astressful situation. For example, find ways to keep myself busy to take my mind off issues I mayhave. Problem focused is coming up with a solution as to how to fix the issues I have. Forexample, if I have things going on in my life and I don’t release them I just hold it all in Ibecome so stressed so and idea would be everyday write down how I feel so I can release someof that energy out instead of keeping it in building up more stress.