Do You Have Stress In Your Life?

By Megan Miller

What is Stress?

Stress is a way of the body responding to any kind of threats. When those threats kick in your nervous system responds by sending out two main stress hormones called adrenaline and cortisol which lets the body respond to action. There are two types of stress: good stress and bad stress. Flight or fight is considered the good stress, it protects us from tough situations. However bad stress can be long-term. Some examples of bad stress can be taking tests, or moving. Bad stress is when your nervous system produces extra stress hormones over a long period of time.

How Do You Respond to Stress?

People react to stress in different ways. Some people respond to stress by anger and can take their anger out on people or different things. Some people might isolate themselves and develop eating habits like over-eating or even under-eating. Some emotions that stress can cause is anger, scaredness, sadness and worriedness.

Healthy Stress Relievers and Non-Healthy Stress Relievers

Some examples of healthy stress relievers are getting active, getting enough sleep, keeping healthy, talking to people you trust about your stress problems and keeping your breathing controlled. Some examples of non-healthy stress relievers are getting angry, moody or even not getting enough sleep. If you are dealing with stress you can talk to your parents, teachers or and adult you trust to help get you through this.