Our textbook mentions the relationship between stress and health and the importance of learning positive measures to ensure our physical and mental well-being. The authors explain “a stressor is a condition or event that challenges or threatens a person” (Coon, Mitterer, & Martini, 2019, p. 425). We also read that, “Burnout occurs when workers are physically, mentally, and emotionally drained” (Leiter, Gascon, & Martinez-Jarreta, 2010 as cited in Coon, Mitterer, & Martini, 2019, p. 423). 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 424.
Coon, D., Mitterer, J.O., & Martini, T. (2019). Introduction to psychology: Gateways to mind and behavior (15th ed.). Belmont, CA: Cengage Learning.
For this week’s main post, answer the following questions. 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? Do you see a mind, body, soul connection?
**You might also enjoy visiting: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/self-help-tools or here: http://marc.ucla.edu/ for more information and self-help.
- Your initial post (your response to the topic) must contain a citation. It is your ideas supported by research. Please refer to the APA Power Point in the Start Here section of the classroom for information on proper formatting. There will be a deduction of 20 points for failure to cite a source within your initial post and to provide a reference at the end of your initial post.
- Your initial post must be a minimum of 200 words and each response must be a minimum of 150 words. Please double-check your word count. Only posts that meet the word count requirements receive credit.
- Post your word count at the end of each post. There will be a 5 point deduction for each failure to provide a word count.