- Share 2 changes/additions you made to your website (note if they were peer suggested or your own ideas) and explain your reasoning behind it. If you did not make any changes, please state as such.
- Explain the relationship between stress, physical health, and mental health as it relates to subjective well-being as concretely evidenced by the text.
I have not presently made any changes to my website but I plan to add peer suggested information such as my resume/CV and a quick bio about myself. I feel this will add a level of professionalism to my website. I just have not found the extra time to make changes and updates to my current resume.
Stress is an inevitable part of life and learning to cope with stress is fundamental to one’s well-being. High levels of stress can actually cause people to feel physically ill and mentally exhausted. If one is constantly feeling pressure and stress, the body’s energy resources are always being used. These resources have to be replenished after time because our bodies are not made to constantly be in a state of high alert. Instead, our bodies seek a state of homeostasis (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). Also, using these energy resources can sometimes take away energy from other areas of our bodies so under high amounts of stress, the process of immunosuppression occurs (Broderick & Blewitt, 2015). This means that the stress hormone the body produces, cortisol, affects how the body responds to chemical messengers in our immune systems either by increasing or decreasing responses. In other words, you’re more likely to catch a cold when you’re feeling stressed out. Stress can also lead to the discovery of predisposed medical conditions that are passed through genetics if the body is constantly on alert. It’s important to develop healthy coping skills for stress management. Positive experiences can improve our sense of well-being which in turn leads to positive development.