Thursday, September 27, 2012

Blog Chapter 3

Personal Journal 3.3

To reduce the stressed caused by chores around the house, I will make lists and schedules that will assist me in completing them in a timely manner.

To reduce the stressed caused by homework, I will take each assignment by assignment and complete them the best I can and the fastest I can. I will make lists and schedule that will help me time manage more effectively.

To reduce the stress caused by things that I cannot control, I will work to exercise in order to blow off steam and keep things in perspective.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blog Chapter 2

How Well Do You Know Yourself? 2.1

The person who knows me best would probably me my mother or sister.

One of my dreams in life is to gain the highest college degree I can.

Three adjectives that best describe me well are funny, reliable, and understanding.

What I like most about myself is my ability to work hard.

What I like least about myself is my outward appearance.

I am good at making people laugh.

I am not very good at math (eeeww).

I enjoy reading.

I don't enjoy running.

Three careers that interest me are Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychologist, and/or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

My purpose in life is to help people.

* I don't really like to talk about myself very much. I would much rather talk to other people about themselves. I guess you could say I enjoy analyzing other people more than I like doing it about myself. I did not have a hard time filling this out. I know that my purpose in life is to serve and help others in the best way that I can. I have known this to be my calling ever since I was a child. It is my passion, and the only way I know how to relate to others.


I've always wanted to travel.

If I were to receive an award, I would want it to be for working the hardest or being the most successful.

The things that make life worth living are family, laughter, fall and winter!

The best thing that could possibly happen to me is losing weight and obtaining a medical or doctorate degree.

If I were nearing the end of my life, I would regret not having many friends closer to me.

* Four or five dreams that I have right now would be: to obtain a medical or doctorate degree, to go traveling, to like my outward appearance more, and to be recognized as a significant part of society.


Activities that make me feel energized and alive are reading, doing crossword puzzles, analyzing people,and laughing.

If I were at a bookstore, the areas that I would enjoy browsing the most in would be the mystery section.

English and spelling used to be the subjects I enjoyed the most in school, but it has shifted to Psychology.

I could talk about Psychology all day long!

When I was a child, I was obsessed with  going on adventures in the woods outside, experiments in the sink, barbies, and reading (Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia.... oh yeah).

* All of my interests appear to be interrelated. I loved to read as a child,English and Spelling were subjects I loved. I love Psychology and I love to people watch. I do believe that Psychology, mysteries, English, Spelling, and reading are strong interests that I have.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Blog Chapter 1

Blog activity 2 page 12 " how do you see yourself"
Rate yourself 1-10  with how strongly you agree1 is total disagreement and 10 total agreement. Identify the three areas to which you gave the highest ratings. What are you particularly proud of in these areas. Now look at the low ratings. Is it possible you are over critical of yourself?

The three areas that I had the highest ratings in were

5. I have  a good sense of humor. 
7. I am competent on the job.
11. I am a moral person

I believe that I am proud of all of them. I am very proud to have a such a great sense of humor because laughter provides the most amazing feeling. I am very proud to be competent on the job because it means I am a hard worker, a team player, and person who genuinely cares about the mission that the workplace sets. I am very proud to know that I am a moral person. I make mistakes just like everyone else, but I know underneath it all I am a good person. 

Yes, I believe that I am overcritical of myself. The truth is that I would rather be overcritical than no where near to being critical of myself any day of the week. I think there are areas I need to work on, and I don't think there is anything wrong in realizing what those areas are and improving them. On a bad day, being overcritical really is difficult to deal with. My mother always tells me that I beat myself up to much about things, that I am too hard on myself, and that I put too much pressure on myself to be perfect. I think I am better than I was when I was younger, but I also think retraining the brain to think and perceive things differently takes time. Perhaps it will take a lifetime for me, but I know that I am going in the right direction. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

First Term Paper Blog Entry

So, in this blog entry we are supposed to report our topic and the book we have chosen. I have chosen resentment, specifically how to let go of resentment that has built up for years. There has been a lot of anger in the pasts of myself and family. Overtime that anger has turned into resentment. Although certain family members have not voiced it or acted on it recently, it is there right underneath the skin so to speak. I think it is important to learn how to let go of that resentment, because really it is a trap. Nobody wants to be in a trap. I chose "Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way" by Gary Chapman to help me in completing this term paper.

I am hoping that this educational adventure will provide some insight as to how to better this issue. I know that it will take more than just reading and doing. It will take time, energy, and consistency. However, I am hoping that this will plant the seed for improvement. Every major change starts somewhere, and with baby steps. So, let the baby stepping and the planting of the seeds begin!