Stress, Portrait Of A Killer: Analysis

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Stress is the emotional and physical way that we respond to pressures. It is what we feel when we are given more than what we think we manage, when we have little, to no control. It creates vulnerability and perceived threats. Stress can harm a healthy body; it is linked to heart disease, obesity, and constipation. Addictions, such as smoking, drinking, and drug abuse are related because it is a temporary relief of stress although, it does not make stress go away. “Stress, Portrait of a Killer”, shows that stress has evolved from the utilitarian era of killed, or be killed. Stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine are released by the body in times that are understood as being potentially dangerous. These hormones allow our bodies …show more content…
I am working to create an improved time-management schedule by making calendar appointments for tasks, to help keep me on track; I have also begun Wellness visits with my doctor to stay ahead of any health …show more content…
During times of stress, we are thinking of how scenarios can go right. This seems counter intuitive, and surprises me. However, it also explains why stress and addictions are related. Addicts are looking for their great reward, making it hard to control their urges. I also found it interesting that women suffer stress differently than men. Men, in my opinion, typically seem willing to take risks at times of stress; they think in the moment, while women need time to plan. I agree with this logic. Living with Chicken Little in my head is easy when everything is going okay. But when the alarms are going off, for me it 's hard to make good decisions. I live on a sales rollercoaster, and some days seems like the unending of click, click, click, as the coaster car is making its way up the first big hill, and I am wondering why am I on this ride. It 's during these times of anxiety that I question why do I even do this? I don 't need the money; I can easily find a job closer to home where I can sleep in my own bed every night. Some days it is difficult not to just say, "I quit!" The reality is that I really do love my job, just not every day. The year-end bonus that I receive for my hard work offsets a lot of the negativity.

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