The main concept in this chapter was stress, coping, and health. I found this very fitting because college is obviously one of the most stressful times in our lives. From just skimming the sections I realized there are three different ways that stress can be used: as a stimuli to get up and do something about your stress, as a transaction, and as a response to a situation. Hopefully this chapter will tell us more about healthy ways to relieve stress and to stay focused in a time of being completely overwhelmed (aka. college). I was curious about stress levels in life so I looked on the internet and found this:
I think this is a truthful depiction of stress throughout our lives.
There is more throughout the chapter about coping with stress in a healthy way. The mind can cause some very serious illnesses. There is a whole section about staying healthy. Coping, in a healthy way, can help you stay fit physically, emotionally, and mentally. Coping helps bring out your inner attitudes, beliefs, and personality. It was also mentioned that coping is a skill and it takes practice to get it right. I think stress is very prominent in our college lives and that is why we should care. If we do not act correctly in coping with our stress we could be harming ourselves. So is stress self-inflicted?