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What stressors and or “hassles” do you recognize in your life?

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Coon et al. (2022) mentions the relationship between stress and health and the importance of learning positive measures to ensure our physical and mental well-being. Coon et al. (2022) explain a stressor is a condition or event that challenges or threatens a person. Coon et al. (2022) state that burnout occurs when workers are physically, mentally, and emotionally drained. This highlights the importance of knowing good coping skills and setting boundaries for ourselves where our obligations are concerned. Take the Social Readjustment Rating Scale (SRSS) on page 420.
References
Coon, D., Mitterer, J.O., & Martini, T. (2022). Introduction to psychology: Gateways to mind and behavior (16th ed.). Cengage Learning.
For this week’s main post, answer all of the following questions after taking the SRSS on page 420 of your textbook. Be sure to include factual, properly cited information in your post.
What did you learn about yourself?
What stressors and or “hassles” do you recognize in your life?
What measures can you take in order to lower your stress and optimize your health and well being?
How will this enable you to become a more productive student?
**You might also enjoy visiting: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/self-help-tools or here: http://marc.ucla.edu/ for more information and self-help.
In week 1 and 2, we considered meditation as a tool for calming and centering and even as a safe method of changing consciousness to overcome addictions. You may wish to revisit and write about this practice this week.
Week 4 Discussion post Introduction to Psychology
Stress is something that we all feel at some point in our lives. Unfortunately it is rare if I am not stressed out. To confirm this to be true I went ahead and took a little test called the Social Readjustment Rating Scale. Psychiatrists Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe developed this assessment to determine the level of stress someone is experiencing. It did not surprise me that I ended up with a high score of 532 out of 600. A total score of 300 or more suggests a high risk of becoming sick also. I honestly did not learn anything new about myself after taking the SRSS, it just reminded me that I tend to get stressed out over little things that most people would not even worry about. My biggest stressors in my life are school, work, finances, time management, diet, exercise, and any time i go out and have to get ready
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