Stress Portrait of a Killer

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Stress: Portrait of a Killer Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain. Psychologists feel that studying stress is extremely important because stress has a huge impact on us as a society.

I have always thought of myself as a person who was able to manage my stress properly. Up until January of this year I still believed this to be true. I can’t say that I was completely surprised after calculating my score (475) on The Homes and Rahe Stress Assessment. What surprised me are the questions in which I answered yes. I realized that what I perceive as short-lived stressors has actually been prolonged by my suppressing them. One of the things from the documentary Stress, Portrait of a Killer were the affects have not only on your mental health but physical health as well. Learning that stress can lead to a weakened immune system was a huge wakeup call.

Stress can have drastic effects of us mentally, physically and even our interpersonal encounters, learned in our webtexts, Significant Life Changes. 2014. Our day to day activities can allow small annoyances to become a serious risk to our health. Recently I was diagnosed with a life threatening disease in which I felt hopeless. Not having control of my body or even my life led me into a downward spiral. What I’ve learned from our reading and the documentary is that it is not too late to achieve lower stress levels. Aerobics 30 minutes a day can help blood flow and release endorphin's to promote positive arousal and thinking. I plane to take this advice and apply it my daily routine, with getting better sleep and engaging in more social and physical…...

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