Sarah is a 2nd-year university student registered in a nursing program
Time to get this day started!
Oh geez.. I have an exam tomorrow but I already promised to attend swim practice tonight
I'm sure I will feel better after eating again
Sarah is a 2nd-year university student enrolled in a nursing program. She has underestimated the amount of work that comes along with being a student nurse and willinglingly accepted other time consuming extracurricular activities.
This is not healthy anymore I need to get help... Im sure my coach will be able to guide me
Sarah slowly begins to realize that she may have taken on too many responsibilities for her to handle. The pressure has started to build up, yet she decides to avoid it, for now, to deal with later.
I am physically and mentally drained. I do not know any other habits that are much healthier for me to use when it comes to coping with stress.
Hey Sarah, how have you been recently? is everything okay?
Sarah avoids her stressors by engaging in unhealthy self-soothing techniques such as binge eating. She continues to take on commitments such as saying yes to extra practices and study group meetups. Sarah believes everything is fine and manageable
Learning to be mindful of what I can and cannot handle has been useful in preventing stress overload
Eventually, the constant stress and unhealthy eating habits cause Sarah to get physically sick. She then has no choice but to stay in bed and rest. During her recovery period, Sarah realizes that she has not been spending enough time resting. She also notices that her eating habits have gotten worse. This leads her to start thinking about how she could get help.
Sarah after expressing her feelings to her coach decides to utilize an active coping mechanism specifically the problem-solving approach. She identifies what is overwhelming her (school work), and makes a strategy that will help her approach her problems more effectively.
Over time, Sarah’s problem-solving approach helped her with balancing her extracurricular activities and academic work more effectively. She acknowledges that avoiding stress and using unhealthy self-soothing techniques such as binge-eating is not an efficient way to deal with her issues.
Stress and any other problems must be faced head on!