Stress is a word that by its self may cause you to worry. Stress is feelings of uneasiness, heaviness, difficult physical exertion, power of the situation. Stress can be perceived problems at your job and in your personal life and because of these problems you experience feelings of tenseness, anxiety, and anger. Stress is your physical response to things that happen in your life which you feel lead you to experience a sense of being out of balance. In a more technical sense stress is your brain’s reaction to demands made upon it, specifically environmental demands. Stress can be thought of as mental and physical stimuli that result in a required response of some sort. Stress can be considered to be complicated, and something that influences people on so many levels including physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Stress has many causes, for example a change in one’s routine can cause stress for some. Stress comes from demands made on the mind and body. There are many things that people consider stressful like major life events, daily problems that become cumulative. There are many factors in the cause of stress. You can also cause your own stress, one example of this is thinking about a problem that may or may not happen in an excessive manner.
Stress is known to be linked to many health problems like heart disease and strokes, backaches, peptic ulcers, and headaches. Stress influences other medical conditions as well like, ulcers, gallbladder disorders, allergies, colitis, and migraine headaches. Stress is known to be damaging to your overall health, when people are stressed they have a tendency to not take care of their self. This is because stress is strenuous to the body which typically leads to mental or nervous strain, which is typically followed by tight muscles, and other problems. Stress also has physical causes, such as lack of sleep, or being sick. Stress affects the mind, body, and behavior in many ways, and everyone experiences stress differently. Stress rarely has a single source, rather stress has been found to have many different sources.
To reduce of the effects of stress you must learn to manage it which means attempting to change stressful situations if possible or developing a different response when the situation cannot be changed. Developing methods to manage stress will help you respond differently to stressful situations, and help you maintain a healthy mind and body.