After taking the life stress inventory test and the coping and stress management skills test, my results indicate that I use problem-focused strategies to cope with stress. I feel like this is pretty accurate because I am always trying to find solutions to issues. This is not a beneficial strategy when the stressor is out of my control but can be very beneficial if the stressor can be changed by myself. In certain cases, it is a good idea to take action in order to take charge of a stressor and better cope with it.
I feel like I already kind of knew this trait about myself because I tend to be a problem-solver very often. I also tend to problem-solve for other people when they are upset or angry. I’m not sure what triggers my mind to do this when stressors arise, but I feel like it can be pretty beneficial to controllable situations-which occurs quite often in the workplace. I will be able to use my problem-solving skills to my advantage in the workplace by helping coworkers and myself look up information about an issue and find the answers to solve it.
An organization that does a great job helping its employees cope with stress and manage their health is Pinterest. This company created a “pinspiration” group that hosts wellness-focused events in the workplace and also serves as a forum for employees to discuss the mental health issues they are facing in the workplace. They also offer virtual sessions for meditation and other stress-relieving activities for their employees to engage in. I think this is a great way to implement stress-relieving strategies at work without having to spend a lot of extra money on them.