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Coping with Stress- ABKpsych

People with high hardiness have been shown to use a type of interactive coping by which they are capable of coping with an an issue as it comes instead of separating the two actions (Allred & Smith), and they even experience positive emotions while under stress (Gazzaniga). This ability for resilience sounds impossible to be true or if it is true it must be innate. However I contend to you that hardiness is a learned behavior that you can adopt.

Last time in our discussion on stress I talked about my SRRS rating being above 1400- an abnormally high rating indicating that I may undergo a significant health change as a result of stress. My rating is even higher now after moving, and I will admit to you- I can feel it.

I mention this because most individuals have near unbearable stress load at around 300. So how have I learned to cope with stress? What has contributed to my hardiness?


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Wow, this is both informative and from the heart. You really have a special something in how you describe these things, a way of conveying how much you care about others and yourself, a way of making others want to take your advice. I hope your back is ok my friend, nice to see a post from you, it’s been a while!

It has been a while, and I’ll admit I have missed your uplifting comments!

It fills me with so much joy to know that these posts are effective. Thank you for taking the time to read them and say what you think.

Back pain will never bring be down (unless I fall)!

Be well!

The picture though 😂
I really hope that you’ll loosen up in the near future and that you won’t do any type of shopping soon!
I hate shopping too 😑

Oh thank you so much! These things are fun, and I get to meet a lot of new people after doing them! I’ll think about it and make a post when the time comes 🙂 Thank you as always.

Keep writing, my friend!

You write well, and your use of personal experiences really drives the point home. I believe we flourish as humans when we’re exposed to stress, but not the kind of stress that comes from modern life. The incessant drone of your energy bill doesn’t pump you up like a face-off with a lion, or the hunt for prey. And the feeling doesn’t stop when the chase is over. Modern life has really messed us all up.

Keep up your good writing. I’ve taken some food for thought from what you’ve written here. Thanks!

I’m to know glad anything I have written could be helpful to you! I agree, the modern stressors just don’t make sense when compared to historical ones, but the unfortunate truth is both are harmful to the body, and I’m quite thankful we aren’t dealing with any lions or saber-toothed tigers just yet!

Thanks for the kind words. Keep growing my friend!

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