Stress management and lifestyle modifications as education. For this assignment, you will write one section about yourself and write one section about another person (participant) of your choice
Stress management and lifestyle modifications are important factors in patient education. For this assignment, you will write one section about yourself and write one section about another person (participant) of your choice. You will develop a stress management plan for yourself and a stress management plan for your participant.
Develop a paper providing stress management and lifestyle modifications as education. (Please note that while there may be pharmacological options for treatment, this assignment focuses solely on the stress management and lifestyle modifications component.)
Write your paper in two sections: Self and another individual (friend, child, relative, etc.).
For each of the two sections include:
Select concepts from at least two different chapters. Here are some psychological concepts to consider. You are not limited to these concepts and may select others:
In the meantime, there are things you can learn to help you manage stress before it gets to be too much. These tips may help you keep stress at bay:
There’s a lot more you can do to help manage stress. Consider these lifestyle changes:
To start with, physical activity can help improve your sleep. And better sleep means better stress management. Doctors don’t yet know exactly why, but people who exercise more tend to get better deep “slow wave” sleep that helps renew the brain and body. Just take care not to exercise too close to bedtime, which disrupts sleep for some people.
Exercise also seems to help mood. Part of the reason may be that it stimulates your body to release a number of hormones like endorphins and endocannabinoids that help block pain, improve sleep, and sedate you. Some of them (endocannabinoids) may be responsible for the euphoric feeling, or “runner’s high,” that some people report after long runs.
If you don’t have the time for a formal exercise program, you can still find ways to move throughout your day. Try these tips: