Ashford HWE 200 HWE/200 HWE200 Week 4 Journal Life Stressors


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Life Stressors. Stress 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:

  1. Take the Assessment Activity 9-1: Life Stressors on page 327 in your course textbook.
  2. Tabulate your results and write them down along with a brief assessment of your results to be used in

    your video journal.

3. 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 2 to 5 minutes in duration. Review the Screencast-o-matic Quick-Start Guide on how to create a Screencast-o-matic account and create a Screencast-o-matic video journal. Submit a one-page Word document that contains the URL to your video journal by Day 3.