Stress defined; a physical, chemical, or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension and may be a factor in disease causation. Stress is a psychological and physiological response to events that upset our personal balance. A stressor is a source of stress.
A negative stress that comes when a person has too much pressure placed on them. Hyper-Stress Occurs when a person has little or no stress. Boredom, low self worth, and restlessness are associated with this stress type. Hypo-Stress It is short lived and usually passes after a person adjusts to the change. The demands of everyday life often cause this form of stress, and are not harmful. Acute-Stress Occurs with constant changes or the prospect of no change coming forthwith. Unlike acute stress, chronic stress wears you down. It destroys self-esteem. Often people with this type of stress see no way out of there situation. Chronic-Stress
Occurs right before you have the need to exert physical or mental force. A positive form of stress; that causes physical changes in the body, thus resulting in the charge you need to excel. Also called “Fight or Flight” reaction. Eustress Can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless. Can occur when an individual experiences the long-term affects of the traumatic event and are unable to cope with it. Post Traumatic Stress Is a maladaptive reaction to an identified stressor that develops within a few months of the onset of the stressor. Adjustment Disorder Is pressure that results from the demands placed on immigrant, native and ethnic minority groups to adjust to life in the mainstream culture. Acculturative Stress
Occurs when our physical surroundings set off the stress response. Stressors include an unsafe neighborhood, pollution, noise and uncomfortable living conditions. Environmental Stress Occurs between friends, romantic partners, and family members. Common daily stressors include marital disagreements, dysfunctional relationships, rebellious teens. Relationship Stress Occurs when we experience poverty, financial pressures, racial and sexual discrimination or harassment, unemployment, isolation, and a lack of social support. Social Stress
Health Physical health issues such as chronic illness or disease are stress factors Employment Work Related pressures such as deadlines, instability, and environment Financial Responsibilities Not making enough money to pay the bills and support the family
Self Infliction Things we do to our bodies like substance abuse, insomnia, and improper diet make us more vuranable to stress Tragedy Auto accidents, health issues, and untimely death all contribute to our stress levels Education Students have academic requirements, financials, and social issues that cause stress
ExerciseGood NutritionRest/SleepExpress Your FeelingsFocus On The FutureMeditationMuscular StretchingLimit Stressful EventsAlone TimeLaughter
Set a Positive Example For Your Co-Workers Offer Your Time To Talk With A Co-Worker In Need Offer To Help With Organization And Time Management Attend A Stress Management Seminar With Your Co-Worker Practice Stress Relief Techniques Daily With In The Office
Stress affects everyone from students, employees and corporate bosses. It is up to us as individuals to control our stress and not let it control us. Life is to short and not worth worrying about what we can not control. Stay positive and use resources available to you and it will help to live a stress free life style.