In Chapter twelve we covered the definition of stress and how to measure stress. Stress is any event or environmental stimulus that we respond to because we perceive it as as challenging or threatening. Knowing about stress and how to deal with it can help not only my career path but any and all careers out there. This year I declared my major as business management. I am still not completely sure as to what career I will pick within this major but I do know that I will need to be able to manage my stress throughout the life of my career(s). Whenever we experience stress, our bodies react to these stressors. Now by perceiving and reacting to stress, we find ways to cope with the challenge either successfully or not. Sources of stress that we experience can come from important events in our lives, traumatic experiences or catastrophes, daily frustrating tasks, or a conflict. Although we deal with these sources of stress in our daily lives, the workplace or in my case the business management field would have to deal with daily stressors and conflicts specifically. Daily stressors/hassles may add to stress of life events or may just be part of your daily life. A possible career choice I am interested in is being a Human resources officer. An HR develops and applies stratagem for beneficial use of staff within an organization. The main goal of being an HR is to verify that the business you work for recruits staff with the the same skills as well as experience. Also that training is available to associates to increase performance while achieving business aspirations. To thrive as an HR you must have know what your employer’s business objectives are as well as being able to plan and execute policies which choose the employees fit to meet the objectives. You will work with strategy in addition to the welfare of staff You will not only deal with staff welfare and management activities. As an HR your work week will look like a typical nine to five but the hours may include shift or weekend work. A requirement to work extra hours to meet deadlines is also a possibility.Coping with Stress is possible. In class we learned two approaches when dealing with stress. The first being problem-focused coping and the other is emotion-focused coping. Problem-focused coping is aimed at controlling or altering the environment that is causing the stress. Emotion-focused coping is aimed at controlling your internal, subjective, emotional reactions to stress. A more unconscious way in which we lessen the effects of our emotions is by using what we learned in class called defense mechanisms. Eight defense mechanisms we learned consist of denial, rationalization, reaction formation, regression, sublimation, repression, projection, and displacement. Denial is refusing to accept or acknowledge the reality of a situation or idea. Rationalization is devising a plausible reason to motive to explain one’s behavior, thinking, or attitudes. Sublimation is directing emotions into an activity that is more constructive and socially acceptable. Repression is excluding wishes, impulses, ideas or memories from consciousness. Progression is attributing one’s own ideas, feelings, or attitudes to other people. Lastly displacement is directing emotions toward a less threatening source.When working in business management one of the conscious coping methods that would be utilized is problem-focused coping because our environment that we share with others plays a huge role in day to day activities. Other stress coping mechanisms that also work are rationalization, sublimation, and sometimes repression.