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Initially I was depressed a bit when I found out that I was pregnant. My family’s opinion of me and how I would have let them down for having a child out of wedlock, I would not be able to excel l in my physically demanding job anymore, a decrease in what I considered the physically fit body that I had worked hard to maintain. I felt like a total failure and that my life would be changed for the worst at this point. Most of these things going through my mind were completely selfish thoughts but I cannot deny that was what I was thinking about at the time. My attention should have been on my unborn children (before I miscarried one twin a few weeks ago), my fiancé, etc. For individuals suffering from depression, they need to know that there are avenues out there to assist in managing it. First it is important to take any change one step at a time and every day by day. Make daily schedules to outline what you can and will do to occupy your time and mind until you feel better, a list make a list of your feelings and why you feel that way along
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Running head: MANAGING STRESS with why you shouldn’t feel the way that you do. It will help show yourself that there are people out there that care about you and are willing to help. (Social support). In conclusion, with almost any type of stress there are other things out there that will help with coping. Such things include exercising, meditation, relaxation, organizing your daily activities, slowing down the pace at which you do things, balance your daily activities, accept and recognize your limits, and avoiding upsetting thoughts. As you can see there are many ways to manage stressors. We can try to minimize the unhealthy stress so that it does not become long-term stress and thus lead to health hazards. This is why it is important to learn how to recognize when you are entering a stressful situation and how you can manage it to alleviate some of its impact on you, your life, as well as those around you
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Running head: MANAGING STRESS References Coon, D., Mitterer, J. O., (2009). Introduction to psychology gateways to mind and behavior (12 th ed.) Mason, OH: Cengage Learning Hobel, Calvin. (2006). Fetus to Mom: You're Stressing Me Out. Retrieved from Lundberg, George D. MD. (08/14/2008). Psychological Stress During Pregnancy May Kill the Fetus. Retrieved from
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  • Fall '07
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  • Stress, psychological stress

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