Post Four – Coping with Stress
I think coping with stress is very subjective. I recall something that I learned in another one of my courses. It was a Skinnerian way of thinking; therefore it was all about behavior. My teacher said, “you know, if you went to Skinner and said you were depressed, he would say ‘I don’t know what that means. What behavior do you have?’” So, for example, if being depressed for you were not smiling, not laughing…etc., he would say change that behavior. Start smiling and laughing and you will eventually fell happiness. I thought about this and I agree. I think your environment and behavior have a huge impact on your mood.