Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stress and Mental Health Blog

       Stressors happen frequently throughout life. Everyone goes through them. They can be chronic, constantly recurring or acute, happening very little. My stressor's are school and playing basketball. I feel most stressed with these because I want to do well and make my family proud. I think sometimes I want it so bad that it hurts me in the end. Instead, it should be natural and let it come to me. Yea these stressors can affect my life but not in a chronic way; more in an acute way. When I feel stressed the issue I face is having trouble sleeping because all I think about is negative thoughts with school and basketball. The stressor I'll always have in life is probably the economy; how to manage my money on how this society is. Hopefully in the future I have a well paid job and be able to provide for my family. To handle stress I try to stay positive and tell myself "everything will be okay."

Challenge: Cell Phone Game

      I went home this past weekend and on Sunday my family and I had lunch. Before we ate I told everyone to put their cell phones in the middle of the table and have the ringer on. First one to answer a text or call before the meal is over has to do the dishes. At the table was my mom, dad and brother. My brother right away was starting to complain because he's attached to his phone. At one point my brother and mother's phones went off. My mother didn't touch hers but my brother did obviously. He couldn't take it because he had a few messages he didn't want to ignore. Therefore, he ended up doing the dishes. My parents loved this idea because we were all interacting with each other.


  1. My brother would be the first to break too, he is so attached to his phone.

    I agree about keeping a positive attitude, when you start thinking negative, the stressors get that much worse.

  2. Hahaha I am so glad you're parents liked the game!