Ashford 5: – Week 4 – Journal
Life Stressors Journal
IStress is a response by the body from demands placed on it and is incorporated into our lifestyle. Stressors come in two forms: eustress, known as good stress, and distress, known as bad stress. Both types of stress can result in a stress response. “In fact, 33% of college students reported that stress negatively affected their academic performance and resulted in a lower grade, dropped classes, or an incomplete” (Anspaugh, Hamrick, & Rosato, 2011, p. 312). In this journal entry, you will assess the amount of stress in your life and examine its effects on your health and wellness by completing the following tasks: Take the Assessment Activity 9-1: Life Stressors on page 327 in your course textbook. Tabulate your results and write them down along with a brief assessment of your results to be used in your video journal. Select one of the relaxation techniques that are listed in Chapter 9 of your text and practice the method.
In your video journal, address the following topics: Were you surprised with your Life Stressors score? Why or why not? What major stressors are impacting your wellness? Which dimensions of wellness are impacted by stress? Describe and demonstrate the relaxation technique that you tried in your video journal. Do you think the relaxation technique you tried would be effective in reducing your stress level if practiced on a regular basis? Why or why not? What are the major health risks and diseases associated with distress? What two strategies that effectively deal with distress would you consider using on a weekly basis?
Your journal should be two to five minutes in duration. Review the YouTube Webcam Quick-Start Guide on how to create a YouTube account and create a YouTube video journal. Submit a one-page Word document that contains the URL to your YouTube video journal by Day 3.