Did you know that men and women process stress differently? We do, but research shows that we all have certain life events that are traumatic and life changing. These events and how we cope with the stress involved greatly dictates our overall health and our life experiences.
In 1967 medical researchers Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe completed a study on how 5,000 individuals reacted to the events in their lives and complied the results. They developed the The Holmes-Rahe Social Readjustment Rating Scale or HRRS. It is still used today to assess your overall stress level.
There are four major types of stress; frustration, conflict, change, and pressure.
Most of the 43 life changing events listed below don't happen every day, (thankfully.) But research shows that the higher your score, the greater the chances you are of developing a stressed related illness.
Following this scale add your total score. How stressed are you?
Many of these stressors are out of our control, but yet how we cope with stress is key to our health. Some of the negative forms of coping are; giving up, blaming oneself, aggression, indulging, and defensive coping.
Defensive coping, for example, is also known as defense mechanisms- or "reactions". These reactions are largely unconscious and are used to protect oneself from unpleasant emotions, such as anxiety and guilt. In defense coping people often avoid stressful situations by “distorting reality so that it doesn’t appear so threatening” (Weiten).
Another common type of negative coping is Indulging. Indulging often leads to “unwise patterns of eating, drinking, smoking, using drugs, spending money, and so forth” (Weiten) Which can also add MORE stress.
If stress is left unchecked it can develop into medical problems including depression, asthma, colds, cancer or heart disease.
But there are many constructive coping methods to help you handle stress.
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“Coping with Stress Checklist.” Mental Health America. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 6 Feb 2012. Web. 6 Feb 2012.
Weiten, Wayne. “Psychology: Themes and Variations.” 7th . Belmont, CA: Thomson Higher Education, 2008. 373-97. Print.
“Stress Diagram.” Web 29 Apr 2012.
Soul2Soul Quiz 1
How confident are you? Self-confidence is important because if allows you to enjoy a happier, more bliss-filled life. Healthy self-confidence helps you feel connected with your true, authentic self, allows you to try new things, and more importantly continue to grow as a soul. Being more confident also enables you to take responsibility for your own happiness.
To manifest and create from the Soul You MUST make positive thinking a habit, build self-confidence and heal past wounds. So how self-confident are you really? Take the quick quiz and find out.
Answer these questions honestly.
Rate each answer on a scale of 0-3.
0. You never feel this way.
If you have a perfect score of 30: WOW! You are in awesome, great shape! You are self-confident and manifesting from your soul. Way to go!
29-20 means: You probably like yourself most of the time and realize the importance of healthy habits and positive reinforcements. There are a few issues you might want to work on and affirmations may make a HUGE difference.
19-10 means: You need to start working on Self-Confidence issues. Self-confidence and self-esteem issues may be blocking your growth in relationships, manifesting and your souls purpose.
9-0 means: If you scored below 10, you could benefit from some self-confidence and self-esteem work. Thinking positively and practicing positive mental habits can change your life.
Is this an area you would like to work on?
Love and Light,
*This should not be considered medical advice and should not be taken as such.
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