In this action research project, I analyzed the impact exercise and human relationships had on my interpreting work. It is well known that exercise and human relationships and connection do influence our actions and behavior in a manner. In this current research, I explore exercise and human relationship, in its own entity and then compare the two to each other, and see their influence towards interpreting. The aim of this study is to contribute to the field of American Sign Language/English interpreting by adding knowledge of what I found through this research about exercise, human relationships and the extent they impact my interpreting. Providing more facts to show the implications of applying self-care to one’s daily routine, in hope to promote improvement in interpreter’s work. The method conducted for this action research project is through the mode of journaling, logs, and a recording of a work sample. I would make note of my day considering what I observed in my work, my workouts, the interactions I had with people, and when and if these two self-care approaches were implemented. I used the qualitative method approach to analysis the data. Through this, I focus on myself and interpreting by making alterations to the amount of exercise and human relationships and/or connections I incorporate into my self-care (before and after work). The results of the study show that human relationships and connections have a bigger impact on my interpreting work than exercise and the two together are stronger and more influential. By exploring exercise and human connection, I get to investigate self-care, its importance, and benefits while interpreting.

Exit Requirement

Action Research

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies

Committee Chair

Elisa Maroney

Committee Member

Amanda Smith


exercise/workout, human connection, human relationship, and self-care



Type (DCMI Terms)


Subject Categories

American Sign Language | Language Interpretation and Translation

Rights Statement

Western Oregon University Library has determined, as of 6/10/2022, this item is in copyright, which is held by the author. Users may use the item in accordance with copyright limitations and exceptions, including fair use. For other uses, please ask permission from the author at the email address listed above.

Rights Statement URL




Rights Statement

In Copyright

In Copyright. URI: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. For other uses you need to obtain permission from the rights-holder(s).