Sunday, December 19, 2010

Post 4: Stress

How we deal with stress extremely important to our overall life satisfaction. People who are unable to handle the stressors of life can experience a compromised immune system, leading to an increased risk of physical sickness as well as an increased risk of stress related disorders like acute stress disorder or ptsd. Our approach to life events effects whether or not something is seen as stressful or challenging. Things that we are better prepared for are usually taken to be less stressful than unexpected events. This of course is all in terms of perspective however, with different daily and life experiences leading individuals to develop different coping skills with which to approach potential life stressors. The following video shows an extremely dangerous which would probably lead to extreme amounts of stress for the everyday individual. These workers do not experience that type of distress as often, as they see this type of event as a days work.

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