Stress is something that seems to be an inevitable part of the modern world where deadlines direct us, changes challenge us, and the unexpected unnerves us. Here is a chance to learn what we can do to prevent or at least ease stress.
As you think about your discussion post, think about the following:
- What factors lead to the experience of stress?
- On what would they agree or disagree?
Identify a major stressor in your life. Please choose one that you are comfortable sharing with the class. If others are involved, please disguise their identities to protect their privacy. Describe the stressful situation and explain how it affects you. You should discuss as many of the following as possible: Emotions, self-esteem, relationships, work performance, health. Create a realistic and practical step-by-step strategy for coping with this stressful situation. Using information from your readings, explain why that strategy should be effective.