These three concepts can be linked together and example why I experience them in my life. Insomnia is "which people feel fatigue during waking hours because they do not get enough sleep to feel rested." (Hamilton 2007) I have not slept a good night of sleep for a few months now. When it is time to sleep at night, it takes me hours to fall asleep. Although, when I wake up in the morning, I feel fatigued and lethargic.
As you feel better about yourself the more of a positive outlook you will have on life and future goals. Volunteering helps reduce the risk of depression through social interaction. An... ... middle of paper ... ...ll have a lot to think about and it might constantly be on your mind. You may have to talk things through with a close friend or relative. Whether you feel guilt or sorrow for others in need as long as you volunteer your time you will feel good about yourself no matter what.
In John Wilson’s article he states, “Quite apart from its integrative role, volunteering is a way of providing help to others, which can be a self-validating experience. It can also convince people they can make a difference in the world, and this feeling is known to buffer people from depression” (Wilson 18). This quote explains that volunteering affects everyone involved in positive ways. Volunteering has given me many personal self validating experiences that have helped me deal with sadness or other personal problems. Stated in an article written by Ann Medford, “The negative effect of stress on our mental health is well known.
On most nights I do homework before I fall asleep and homework is very stressful and tends to make me overthink everything. When I am stressed I do not sleep well and this sleep study supported that. Some nights I would take Emergan-Zzzz which is a sleep aid that has melatonin in it, which helps relax me and helps me fall asleep, but does not determine how well I end up sleeping. That is one thing that really surprised me throughout this sleep project. Melatonin helps me fall asleep, but does not help me sleep any better because I did not wake up very refreshed most night that I took it.
These are all probably people have from not getting enough rest at night. The survey illustrates how being sleepy during the day it interferes with their activities during the day at least a couple of times a month. Sommerfeld explains about an additionally 58 percent report a few symptoms of insomnia. This is having problems falling asleep, waking up during the night , waking up too early and not being able to get back to sleep and unrefreshed when you are waking up. Because of these problems are reaching for sleeping pills or thing to help you sleep.
I also understand that the effects of stress may be specific to the circumstance and vary from one person to another Stress affects everyone, managing stress is so vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and preventing burnout (Ross & Deverell, 2004:305). In my future as an IHP I will use the valuable knowledge I have gained, along with the reflection of a personal experience to manage my own stress and promote empathy when faced with the stress of others.
You need to always remember to have integrity while you are working in the social work field. Integrity also covers some of my personal values like kindness, giving, and teamwork. Having integrity under social work means treated all people with respect and also being kind to the people. Giving is also goes with integrity in the social work field because you are giving a service up for the people to help better themselves. Teamwork also is important in integrity, when you feel that you cannot properly serve someone who needs help you should probably call another social worker that may be able to help your client.
Having knowledge about different mental illnesses, like depression and anxiety, can change the way you live your everyday life. It can help not only yourself, but also your perspective for people around you. I believe in taking care of your mental health. When you’re younger and somebody ask if you are healthy you automatically think of exercising, eating the right food, playing sports, etcetera. It wasn’t until middle school when I started to realize that I stress more about things that kids
This will help the family better understand how to deal with their emotions related to the shift in health status of their family member. • Encourage the use of stress management techniques. These could include, relaxation time and exercises, appropriate expression of feelings, etc. This will assist the family members in a time of crisis. • Make sure the family understands the importance of open dialogue between family members.
In reading the text, Managing Stress by Brian Seaward, Therapists guide to self-care by Lillie Weiss, naswnc.org, and Organizational Prevention of Vicarious Trauma I learned the importance of self-care, especially in the field of Human Services. I think that many individuals enter into Human Services due to their passion for making a difference in the lives of others. However, if we forget to help ourselves first, we can fall prey to burnout, compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma. Moreover, in some cases, those stressors can lead to weakening of professional judgment and duties. Additionally, I think sometimes when we realize we need self-care, it’s when we’re already exhausted and beat up.