What is stress?
Stress is experienced when a body responds to any kind of excessive demand; stress can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When a body feels stressed by something around, it reacts by releasing chemicals into the blood, which gives the body more energy and strength. This can be a good thing, if the stress is caused by physical activity. Similarly it can be a bad thing when stress is in response to an emotional instance and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. In this blog we will be discussing about – the different causes of stress, how it affects you, the difference between ‘good’ or ‘positive’ stress and ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ stress, and some common facts about how stress affects people today.
Positive stress can inspire people to do their best and perform better than if they were under no pressure. Positive stress has the following characteristics:
Negative stress is the opposite of Positive stress. The characteristics are as follows:
What causes stress?
There’s no particular fixed cause for stress; the reasons can be personal, social or even work related for that matter. Depression, guilt, physique, relationship issues, death or major life instances, financial problems, traumatic events can be included as agents of stress.
Long term stress and its consequences
Long term stress takes its toll on the functioning and condition of both human body and mind. Please find below some of the consequences of long term stress.
Although stress cannot be controlled, it can be managed with the following techniques.
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