Stress

The dictionary definition of stress is the body’s reaction to a change that requires a physical, mental or emotional adjustment or response. The type of stress that usually comes from college students is stress that comes from a person when they are angered, depressed, or frustrated. These can interfere with your school work, time management, and social life. The symptoms are overall irritability, insecurity, nervousness, social withdrawal, loss of appetite, insomnia, migraine, and exhaustion. So it is essential to deal with stress quickly, and in a way that doesn’t harm you or your body.

There are many ways that you can deal with stress, both good and bad ways. Examples of ways that harm your body and are not as likely to help you are anything from consuming illegal drugs (marijuana cocaine, crystal meth, etc.), damaging your body (ex: cutting one’s own wrist), or consuming alcohol (which usually leads to depression). The correct ways of dealing with stress are more likely to help you overcome, and do not harm your body at well. Some great ways to manage stress are to work out, vent to a friend or therapist, humor, or do anything that makes you happy in general like a hot shower, or a nice walk.

Remember that stress can lead to depression which can lead to undesirable or harmful effects which won’t only affect you, but those who care about you. If you have a friend or loved one that is dealing with stress you can help by taking them out somewhere out nice, making them laugh, and plain just making them happy.

 

 

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#5

My results are:

Linguistic=32
Logical-Mathematical=21
Musical=23
Bodily-Kinesthetic=21
Spatial-Visual=30
Interpersonal=30
Intrapersonal=25

I would agree with my results in that Linguistic was the highest score because I do well when I clearly can hear what I am being told to do. Same with the tied results in Spatial-Visual and Interpersonal with a 30. I think my results are accurate. 

Bonus- Baseball Player

I went to the interview with the baseball player and I took some notes about the questions that were asked. I felt very awkward because I dont know a single thing about baseball. I have never even watched an entire baseball game before. All the questions that were being asked were about the players this season and what he thought about them.

Bonus

My body language says a lot to people when I first meet them. I dont know too much about say, my hand gestures, or my posture. But I know that I do make direct eye contact. I do that because I know that it bothers me when someone does not make any eye contact with me. It makes me feel like they dont really care what I have to say to them. I like people to know that I really care about what they are taking the time to tell me. 

#8

After attending the Learning 101 session, I learned how to manage my study time and accurately study for exams. So far, my studing experiences at UNT I would say have been successful. Granted there are tests that I wish I had studied more for. But what I found works best for me is to make notecards out of my lecture notes and review them throughout the day a few times and then study them harder at night.

MBTI Results

My MBTI test results came in as ENTP (12 Extraversion; 23 Intuition; 2 Thinking; 30 Perceiving)  

I feel like on the most my test results were very accurate. On the Perceiving scale especially. I know from myself that I am extremely impulsive, which can often cause minor problems. But on the most I do not feel like being impulsive is necessarily a bad thing at all. It just may be something I need to work on. On the Extraversion scale, after it was explained to me, I found it also rather accurate in that I do not believe that I am especially an introvert or an extrovert, but rather somewhere in between the two. I did feel like the score I had on Intuition was maybe not as accurate because I know from experience I do not often think about the future, as much as I do the present in decision making. Then on thinking I had a very low score, which I believe says that I am somewhere in between Thinking and Feeling. On the whole my scores were pretty accurate as far as I am concerned. 
For the Preferred Work Tasks/Work Environment I feel like those are dead on. I agree especially with “Offers a fast-growing, high-energy atmosphere” and “Offers opportunities to work with a variety of people on a variety of projects” I have a terrible habit of shutting down after I am bored. I always need something that is changing and fast-paced to keep me content. 

My challenges are all accurate, I hate making a solid decision; I tend to chase down any opportunity that I am interested in; I tend to avoid looking at the solid facts of a situation; I get overly excited about things that are often not feasible; and I have a lot of trouble determining my priorities. 

Looking at the Job Families list and their ranking according to my test results, none of those categories sound particularly appealing to me, (I think I just have a bad case of Peter Pan Syndrome). Looking at Most Popular Occupations, I do find something in Public Relations some-what interesting. Then for the Least Popular Occupations, those are dead on. Its kind of strange, but I have always had something against nurses. 

Road trip Nation Interview

For my interview I would like to talk to someone who works for one of the art museums in dallas. I always enjoy going to the DMA exhibits. I am really interested in who brings certain exhibits to the museum. Or I would like to tak to someone who studies linguistics in the area, although I have no idea what profession/company that would fall under. I would really like an internship next semester doing something that I am interested in. 

Book Proposal

Unschooling

 

Unschooling is the process of allowing children to learn through life experiences instead of going to a traditional school. The difference between unschooling and homeschooling is that in homeschooling you will learn everything that you would in a normal school, just at a different pace. Whereas, unschooling teaches more life lessons and hands-on activities that can benefit you later in life.

 

List of Chapters

  1. What it is
  2. Benefits
  3. How-to unschool
  4. How is it perceived?
  5. Is it right for YOUR children?

 

The target audience would be young (early 20s-30) parents who are looking for a more realistic approach to teaching their children about the world around them. The competition is “The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Childs Classroom”. From the excerpts I have read it does seem like a great tool to have for unschooling your children. 

 

My qualifications for writing this book are that I have grown up with some people that are my age and they were unschooled. I loved hearing about their process and then learning that there is a real method to unschooling, and it is not just doing whatever the children want to do that day. There really is an applicable use to what they are learning. You always hear “When am I going to use ‘A+B=C’ in real life?”. Unschooling teaches you what is necessary for a realistic life.