Stress comes from many different things and is the cause of many problems in a person’s life. Stress management can be complicated and confusing because there are different types of stress. There are three main types of stress, acute stress, episodic acute stress, and chronic stress. Each has their own characteristics, symptoms, duration, and treatment approaches. Almost everyone has some type of stress. Some people cope with it better then others.
Causes of stress are known as stressors. Stressors can be physical or emotional, internally or externally generated. Stressors can be events, situations, people or demands the individual perceives to be the source of stress. The most common stressor is change, such as loss of a loved one, career change, illness or injury, and lifestyle changes. Stressors also vary amongst people; children, teens and adults are all capable of experiencing stress yet, there are some stressors that are specific to the age or type of person. Sources of stress are often categorized into "crises and catastrophes, major life events, and daily hassles." Daily hassles such as noise, car problems, financial issues, misplacing keys, and conflicts in interpersonal relationships are all examples of the "microst
Write them down, along with the level of stress they cause, (off the charts versus a great deal) and how they affect you (keep you awake at night, make you feel shaky inside, etc). This is why stress is the cause of so many divorces. Certainly, on a more obvious level, stress takes away the quality of life by reducing feelings of pleasure and accomplishment, and relationships are often threatened. And don't commit to new things just because you feel you have to. There are ways to manage your stress level. Some evidence suggests that repeated release of stress hormone produces hyperactivity in the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis and disrupts normal levels of serotonin, the nerve chemical that is critical for feelings of well-being. For instance, your children leaving home or traffic jams are the trying parts of life. The stomach and intestines shut down, leading to stomach and bowel discomfort such as a sinking feeling in stomach, or a burning sensation from increased gastric juice secretion. Over longer periods, this can lead to high blood pressure, strokes, and heart attacks. Stress can cause just as much damage on your mind as it does on your body. Tense muscles, ready to react, can cause tension, aches, and pains over longer periods. Stress is something that we all have. These "microstressors", when they accumulate have been shown to have a longer-lasting impact and contribute more to illness than catastrophes and major life events such as getting divorced, having a baby, or getting fired from a job.