Final Project I believe that I understand what self-regulation means and how it relates to my life. Self- regulation is the ability to monitor and regulate our own behaviors, cognitions and emotions (Self-Regulation 185). Self-regulation impacts everyone because is the key to becoming a successful student and person. Self-regulation helps in our daily decisions and long-term and short-term goals. Without self-regulation people usually make poor choices when it comes to health, work, school and relationships. During this semester I have be working on my self-regulation. Because this class I did not really think about self-regulation. This I had to really sit and think about what went wrong for me last semester. I think that last semester I was trying to figure out how to juggle living on my own and school. I was so use to my parents doing everything for me that when I got to college it opened my eyes. I had to realize that my parents are not going to be there to help me with my problems. I have to have the will and motivation to become the best student and person that I can be. That means that I have to balance between delayed and immediate gratification. I had to set some key routines that will help me balance my life. Key routines are those five or six behaviors that will keep me from chaos and move me toward mastery. I had to make a plan so that I know what I need to each day. Another thing that I have to work on is procrastination because I always wait to the last second to do something. Before I took this course I did not really understand why I and other students procrastinate. But in fact procrastination is a common problem that most students in college encounter during their college years. Most students get caught up in with all the drama that comes with living on campus. Last semester I had a lot of trouble when it came to procrastination but I was not thinking about when my homework was due. All I was thinking about is when the next party was and playing video games with my friends. Also I was so use to my mom telling me to do my homework. Since my mom wasn’t here to tell me to do it I choose to do something else. Usually I would watch television or be on Facebook and Twitter. This I think that I have gotten a lot better at not waiting to the last second to do my homework. I think that I’m less stressful now then I was last semester. Because now I know what I need to do to get my GPA up. I also think that I did not have the will and motivation last semester to be successful in college. I was just glad to be on my own and not having anyone there to tell me what to do. But now that this semester is almost over I have realized that I have become more active in my studies. I have set rules for me to follow that will keep me on track to becoming a successful person. I also make sure when I’m studying I put everything that I know will distract me out of site. I either go to the library of to the top of Adams tower which is the twelve floor. Where I can get piece quiz and away from all the loud people on my floor. Because with all the loud noise that goes on every day on my floor it makes it kind of hard to study. So I end up getting very stressed out and I start having anxiety attack. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. In other words, anxiety is the emotional response to the pressure of stress (315). Some anxiety keeps us alert and productive, but too much anxiety, especially over an extended period of time, can ruin your physical health, our ability to concentrate and create, and your relationships (315). I would get really stressed out and have really bad anxiety attacks. But now I have learned had to control it. When I feel that I’m about to have anxiety…
CheckPoint: Stress Disorders
Life in itself is very stressful, every individual deals with it in a different way. For example what might cause stress and grieve on one person may not cause the same stress on another. Everyone goes through frustrations, demands, and hassles, not all of the stress is bad, for example it might motivate some people to do the best they can and see for themselves that they are strong enough to overcome whatever comes their way. Stress is a normal response…
We as human beings experience stress every single day, whether its good stress or bad stress. No one’s life is free of stress. No matter how sensible, intelligent, or privileged you are. Throughout our lives we will be challenged by frustration, losses, changes and conflicts. Dealing with my own battles with stress, I am a granddaughter of a victim of stress. My grandmother died from symptoms of stress, her Heart exploded. My grandma was a very nice and humble lady. As a housewife…
Stress is something that everyone has been through, or will go through, at some point in their lives. I, personally, have dealt with a lot of stress in my life. I am actually dealing with stress at this very moment. I chose this topic because I felt that, while doing research, I could find a lot of resources or tools to help me deal with my stress. The resources and tools that I have found will be very helpful for me when dealing with my stress in the future. I also hope to spread my knowledge to…
general. Stress, plays a big role in how the body responds to being overweighed with too many issues or workload at one time. The individual controls how stress affects them physically and mentally.
In addition, everyone experience different types of stress it depends on how old a person is and the type of surrounding they are settling into. Stress can appear any moment it does not appear on a timely matter. I experience stress on a regular bases. Meaning, I am costumed to feeling anxiety and some…
Anxiety Hitting Home
I chose the topic of anxiety because it is something that affects my life daily. I have an elderly mother who suffers so severely she does not leave the house unless I am with her. I have tried other methods of understanding and trying to help but they seem to only help temporarily. In my research I hope to find out what it is, what causes it and how to overcome it so I can better assist my mother who deserves a better quality of life.
The first task is to get a clear…
Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults age 18 years or older in a given year. (NIMH 2013) Anxiety disorder were first recognized in1980, but have been around since the beginning of humanity.
What is anxiety? Anxiety is a normal human emotion that surfaces, whether they are facing problems at home or work or getting ready to take a test. Anxiety disorders is the anxiety last more than six months and is defined as an umbrella for other for other types…
The article, “The Effects of Forgiveness Therapy on Depression, Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress for Women after Spousal Emotional Abuse”, by Gayle L. Reed and Robert D. Enright, is a research study about the effects of forgiveness therapy. The study compared forgiveness therapy with alternative treatments, such as anger validation, assertiveness, and interpersonal skills, to provide an efficient treatment for emotional abused women.
The authors of this article found there were many…