Stress and Wellbeing
For: Chantal BeukesBy: Catherine T Nyabvure (21987653) |
1. Introduction 1
1.1. Purpose: 2
1.2. Wellbeing: 2
1.3. Relevance of the different life dimensions: 2
1.4. Main argument: 2
2. Content related to life events and stress score 2
2.1. Life dimensions: 3
2.2. Life dimensions and their importance: 3
2.3. Major personal issues addressed in each life dimension: 3
2.4. Other theories and perspectives on the life dimensions: 6
2.5. Analysis and evaluation of theories in the context of own experience: 6
2.6. Strategies of improvement: 7
2.7. Explanation of how strategies/ goal were achieved for ...view middle of the document...
The content reflects that what I have been doing to me has had a very negative impact on my wellbeing and if I do not combat it now it shall escalate to a point that is beyond my control.
3.5. Life dimensions:
The two main life dimensions that shall be discussed are Mental health and Spiritual health, theses dimensions are important to me because they are the dimensions I have been neglecting in my wellbeing and as a result I have been suffering due to my neglect of them. Duff (2010) stated that Mental health is essential for the wellbeing of a person because the brain is a powerful tool that the mind operates and it needs to be healthy physically and mentally to operate effectively. Sheep (2006) asserts that spirituality is the essence of the soul that generates life that nurtures the wellbeing of an individual.
3.6. Life dimensions and their importance:
Mental health: Mental health is the wellbeing of the brain and mind, in order for a human to function properly (Duff, 2010). They need their brain because it is the organ that harbours the mind and helps to interpret their experiences through life as well as validate the wellbeing of a person (Greenglass, Stokes & Fiksenbaum, 2005).
Spiritual health: Spiritual health is the wellbeing of the soul of a human (Sheep, 2006). Humans have spiritual health to benefit the wellbeing of their souls (Kinjerski & Skrypnek, 2004). Spirituality is the life essence of one’s soul and people need it to harbour their humanity (Kinjerski & Skrypnek, 2004).
3.7. Major personal issues addressed in each life dimension:
Types of Stress | Cause | Life Dimensions | Reference |
Fatigue | * Overworking * Insomnia * Lack of exercise * Lack of healthy food to give me energy | Mental health | Deci, Ryan, Gagne, Leone, Usunov & Kornazheva, (2001). |
Disconnectedness | * I do not spend time with family * I have more acquaintances than friends * I do not make time for myself * I have become someone I do not recognise anymore | Spiritual health | Sheep (2006). |
Guilt | * I lie to myself and my parents when I am struggling * I do not feel close to family anymore * I neglect myself thus affecting my health | Mental and Spiritual health | Skok, Harvey & Reddihough, (2006). |
Uncertainty | * I am scared of what the future holds for me * I am concerned about the financial difficulties I am undergoing at the moment * I am doing a degree I do not want to do and I am not sure what I am going to do with my life after university | Mental health | Deci, Ryan, Gagne, Leone, Usunov & Kornazheva, (2001). |
Expectations of others | * My parents want me to be a good daughter, sibling, student and still have a part time job to gain experience * I am expected to spend time with family but I do not * My friends want attention that I can only give in small doses * I am a new supervisor at a bookstore in Monte Casino and the working hours...