Stress Is An Inevitable Aspect Of Life For Everyone Essay

1263 Words Oct 25th, 2016 6 Pages
Stress is an inevitable aspect of life for everyone. For me, being a full time college student and working two jobs brings an enormous amount of stress daily. Taylor (2011) defines stress as, “a negative emotional experience accompanied by predictable biochemical, physiological, cognitive, 0and behavioral changes that are directed either toward altering the stressful event or accommodating to its effects” (pg. 139). Since most people have a firsthand experience with stress, it is important that we learn how to properly cope with stress. Dr. Eliaz states, “Reducing stress in your everyday life is vital for maintaining your overall health, as it can improve your mood, boost immune function, promote longevity and allow you to be more productive” (Eliaz, 2011). For this assignment I was asked to keep a log of stress I experienced for four consecutive days. In the past four days alone, I have experienced varies stressful experiences. On the first day of my four day stress encounter log, I started new hire orientation at MGH. This was a huge stressful encounter for me because there was a lot to learn and an undeniable pressure to perform. This type of stressor could be categorized as an occupational stressor as well as a life changes, because it was an event that caused me to make an adjustment and put strain on my normal life. On a scale from 1 to 10, I would rate this stressful encounter a 5. My second day of my stress encounter log was by far my worst out of the four days.…

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