Introduction To Stress
Stress is what you feel if you are in danger or if you have more on your plate than you can handle. Your body perceives any serious difficulty as a threat and you go into a state called the ‘fight-or-flight response’. You get a boost of adrenaline so you can fight your problem or run away from it.
The problem is that in the modern world we rarely have to fight or run. That is why we need stress management and not just stress relief. To do something for stress relief is to take a break. To become an expert at stress management means that you can handle the stress of day-to-day living with greater ease and control.
Causes Of Stress
Everything in life can cause stress. You can be stressed by relationship problems, family problems, emotional problems (such as anxiety and depression), social situations, your job and where you live.
The symptoms of stress are a faster heartbeat, stiff neck, headaches, sleeping problems, stomach problems, back pain, sweaty palms and reduced immune system efficiency which can lead to disease and illness.
Stress can affect your relationships and work so you should have an idea of the major stressors and stress management techniques. WebMD has a useful stress test you can do to get an idea of your stress levels located here.
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