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Check Out These Common Stressors and How to Process Them

Your supervisor has been badgering you because you submitted a report late, the kids won't stop yelling, and you owe the IRS thousands of dollars that you don't have. You're under a lot of stress. In reality, stress is a natural part of existence. It sometimes does something helpful. Stress may spur you on to run the final mile of a marathon or earn that promotion at work. However, if you don't manage your stress and it persists, it might have a negative impact on your career, family, and health. More than 50% of Americans claim that stress is a factor in their arguments with friends and family, and more than 70% claim that stress causes actual physical and psychological problems.

Continue reading to find out the causes of your stress and how it can be harming your health. Each person has unique stressors. According to polls, workplace stress takes the top spot. One-quarter of American workers believe their jobs are the main sources of stress in their life, and 40% of them admit to suffering office stress.

Workplace stress factors include:

being dissatisfied at work

being overburdened with labour or responsibilities

having a long workday

Experiencing inadequate management, ambiguous job objectives, or being excluded from decision-making working under hazardous circumstances

being uncertain about your potential for growth or your danger of being fired

Having to speak in front of coworkers

encountering harassment or discrimination at work, especially if your employer isn't supportive Stresses from daily life can also be quite damaging.

Life pressures include, for example:

the loss of a close relative


Increased financial responsibilities due to losing a job

Getting hitched

relocating to a new house

chronic damage or disease

emotional difficulties (depression, anxiety, anger, grief, guilt, low self-esteem)

taking care of an ill or elderly relative

traumatic experience, including a natural disaster, theft, rape, or violence committed against you or a loved one

Stress can occasionally originate within rather than outside. Just wondering about something might make you anxious.

These elements all contribute to stress: Fear and apprehension. Stress can result from hearing on the news frequently about the potential of terrorist attacks, global warming, and harmful chemicals, especially if you believe you have little influence over these occurrences. Furthermore, despite the fact that catastrophes are normally extremely infrequent occurrences, the media's vivid portrayal of them may give the impression that they are more common than they actually are. Fears may also be more personal, such as worrying that you won't complete a task at work or that you won't have enough money to cover this month's expenditures. perceptions and attitudes. Whether a scenario or the way you see the world might make you feel stressed. For instance, if you act rudely after your television is stolen, "You'll feel a lot less stressed if you tell yourself, "It's OK, my insurance company will pay for a new one," rather than, "My TV is gone and I'll never get it back! What if the burglars return to my home and steal anything else?" Similar to this, folks who believe they are performing well at work will be less anxious about a large future project than those who fear they are inept. expectations that are too high. Nobody is flawless. When things don't go as planned, you're doomed to feel overwhelmed if you expect to always accomplish everything perfectly.

Change. Even joyous events like getting married or getting promoted at work may be stressful big life changes. Even worse occurrences like divorce, huge financial setbacks, or death in the family can be big sources of stress.

Depending on your personality and how you react to circumstances, your degree of stress will change. Some individuals let things slide. Stresses at work and in their personal lives are only small hiccups in their journey. Some people stress themselves to death. Stress's Effects on Your Health

Your body reacts physically when you are in a stressful environment. Your nervous system goes into overdrive, producing hormones that either get you ready to fight or get you ready to flee. The "fight or flight" reaction causes your body to stiffen up, your respiration to quicken, your muscles to tense up, and your body temperature to rise when you're in a stressful environment. This type of stress is brief and transient (acute stress), and your body often recovers from it rapidly. However, prolonged activation of your stress response (chronic stress) can cause or exacerbate more severe health issues. Your body can get severely damaged by the persistent surge of stress hormones, age more quickly, and become more prone to sickness.

Following a brief period of stress, you could start to experience some of these physical symptoms:



Sleeping issues Concentration issues

stomach discomfort Irritability Long-term stress that is not effectively managed can result in a number of more significant health issues, such as:


elevated blood pressure

irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)

arteries become harder (atherosclerosis)

Heart condition

chest pain

ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and heartburn

Gastrointestinal distress: diarrhoea, constipation, and cramps

Loss or increase of weight

alterations in sex drive

infertility issues

flare-ups of arthritis or asthma

Skin conditions including psoriasis, eczema, and acne Your health can be significantly improved by learning to manage your stress. According to one study, women with heart disease who participated in stress reduction exercises lived longer.


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