For this week’s topic, psychological treatment, I chose to blog about an article I found about stress management. I know that I am usually always stressed out and find it extremely hard to relax. Also, I thought this article might prove especially helpful right now being that finals are approaching rapidly and it seems that everyone is starting to freak out.
The article talks about how to go about managing your everyday stress. First, it recommends identifying the sources of stress in your life. Second, you should try and realize how you are currently dealing with your stress. You may be coping with your stress in unhealthy ways. If so, you should recognize this and correct how you deal with stress based on the four A’s (avoid the stressor, alter the stressor, adapt to the stressor, or accept the stressor.) There are six different stress management strategies that the article discusses which you can read about.
While some of these strategies that the article talks about may seem second nature, I think the article is a good thing to read, especially at this time, just to remind yourself to relax and see all the different relaxation strategies. Maybe some people will find this useful.