STRESS

GOOD STRESS VERSUS BAD STRESS

Stress is part of everyone's daily life, but there are two types. Good stress is stress that is minimal and will lead to a positive outcome. However, there is also bad stress which is when the body overworks for a long period of time and will lead to a negative outcome.

CAUSES OF STRESS

  • Traumatic Event
  • Heavy workload
  • Poor management
  • Insecurities
  • Death
  • Emotional Problems

EFFECTS OF STRESS


  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Irritability
  • Depression

Signs that a person are stressed include having headaches, an upset stomach, low energy, etc.

Studies show that stress increases the risk of conditions such as obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, and depression. These conditions are all very damaging to a person's overall health.

Everyone is affected by stress. Stress is a part of daily life that we must learn to cope with. Stress not only affects the person that is stressing, but the people that interact with that person. The stress you show puts stress on others.

STRESS MANAGEMENT

How can you cope with stress?

1. Talking it out- Problem solve and talk to your friends and family to relive stress. Also, think of something you can do to relax with them.

2. Toning down the stress factors- If possible, cancel out stress that is not needed and focus on priorities.

3. Do something enjoyable- Whether it's listening to music, playing with pets, or just doing a hobby you enjoy, do something you like to do to forget about your stress.

4. Meditation- A good way for relief from stress is to focus on your breathing to calm you down.