At this point in the semester, I have already taken some exams and have presented term papers and other projects, which have created certain amounts of stress. The material presented thus far may have created feelings of anxiety, anger, and sadness. The multitude of problems and needs that I have personally encountered can be overwhelming and can lead job “burnout”. It happens to many people in most occupations. Human services workers may be particular vulnerable to burnout because of emotional stress from trying to assist people who have many emotional and social problems which they seek help. Stress occurs daily. It is not abnormal, but most can be managed effectively if we are to function at our best. My life consists of anxiety and doubt. I seem to get stressed out about all the little things in life but especially when dealing with school work. During the next Spring Semester I want to manage my stress and simply enjoy life. Managing stress is all about taking charge: taking charge of my thoughts, emotions, schedule, environment, and the way I deal with my problems. My ultimate goal is to balance life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun. Plus the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on. I believe in myself, and I know I have the power to change my life around. I know this is going to be difficult to achieve but not impossible. I am going to start jogging and eating healthier to release all of my stress. I know I can achieve this goal and will see a great difference by the end of Spring Semester. There are several ways to avoid stress, for example learning how to say no. Knowing our limits and sticking to them can be beneficial to prevent stress in our lives. Whether in our personal or professional life, refusing to accept added responsibilities when one is close to reaching them. Taking on more than you can handle is a certain approach for stress. Another way is to avoid individuals who stress...
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