The Causes of Stress: The commonly harmful, effects of Stress on our physical and mental states. What is Stress?
Stress is caused by anything that causes us to feel nervous, fearful, scared, or anything that makes us feel in anyway uncomfortable; that is either, mental, physical or emotional. This is caused by our responsibilities and the level of tolerance we possess of those responsibilities. Responsibilities
In responsibilities we find:
Worldly Responsibilities are any expectations of you, outside of yourself. These may include any: friends, family members, neighbors, someone you may work with, virtually anyone may be included. Or any important event such as: funeral, wedding, birthday, party, or in may be something like an illness or an employer.
Individual Responsibilities are the expectations we have of ourselves, our beliefs and worldly views, which may include: our personal goals and the importance of how we are viewed by others. Tolerance and Peers
Looking at tolerance we find:
Outside Support: friends, family, pets, or material things that are supportive and a positive influence on you; this may include music, a picture, going fishing, church attendance, riding a bike, anything you care about that’s important to you which comes from outside of yourself.
Confidence, attitude: the things you do the best, happiness, religious beliefs, the way you work through hard times in life or any problem you face.
If your responsibilities and your tolerance of your responsibilities balance evenly, you should be able to manage your stress. If the pressure of your responsibilities is greater than you feel you can deal with, you will feel overly stressed. A lot of different things that may cause us stress are not bad. Without any stress we become bored we need to be challenged and with challenge comes stress. It is when stress overcomes our tolerance where we may see problems. Some stress may be stressful to you but enjoyable and pleasant to...
...Cause and Effect of StressStress is actually a normal part of life. At time, it serves a useful purpose. Stress can motivate you to get that promotion at work, or run the last mile of a marathon. But if you don’t get a handle on your stress and it becomes long term, it can seriously interfere with your job, family life, and health. Read on to learn why you get stressed out, and how that stress might be affecting your health.
Cause of Stress
Everyone has different stress triggers. Work stress tops the list, according to surveys. Cause of work stress include:
* Being unhappy in your job
* Having a heavy workload or too much responsibility
* Working long hours
* Having poor management, unclear expectations of your work, or no say in the decision-making process
* Working under dangerous conditions
* Being insecure about your chance for advancement or risk of termination
* Having to give speeches in front of colleagues
* Facing discrimination or harassment at work, especially if your company isn’t supportive.
Life stress can also have a big impact. Example of life stress are:
* The death of loved one
* Loss of a job
* Increase in financial obligations
* Getting married
* Moving to a new home
* Chronic illness...
...Stress is an ongoing dilemma that occurs in each and everyone's life. It is a factor that is undoubtedly a part of daily living. Due to the trivial problems that occur in people's daily lives massive amounts of stress can arise. People perceive and manage stress in many different ways. Stress is a necessary thing in human beings’ lives because stress adds flavour, challenge and opportunity to our world. Thecauses and effects of stress are numerous and one's ability to manage stress is vital in maintaining healthy living.
Stress can be defined as an unpleasant state of emotional and physiological duress that people experience in situations that they perceive as uncomfortable, dangerous, or threatening to their wellbeing. Stress is a universal feeling everyone has, but the word “stress” means different things to different people. Some people define stress as events or situations that cause them to feel tension, pressure or negative emotions such as anxiety or anger. Other people may view stress as a process involving a person's interpretation and response to a threatening event. In any case, stress has many facets of how one perceives and responds to the certain predicament that is ailing them. Any event, thought, or situation that cause...
...Stress can be a positive thing - helping an individual to grow, develop, be stimulated and take action. However, if stress exceeds a person’s ability to cope it can impact on their mental and physical health in a range of ways. Some research studies estimate up to two thirds of illnesses seen by GP's are stress related.
In the days of the caveman, stress often came in the form of physical threats that required individuals to react quickly and decisively. The body helped out by automatically clicking into high gear at the first sign of trouble, releasing a surge of hormones (notably adrenaline and cortisol) to accelerate the heart rate, raise blood pressure, increase blood sugar, and enhance the brain’s use of glucose. This stress response meant the caveman was instantly ready to fight or flee.
Modern day stresses are more likely to be psychological in origin and prolonged in nature (work-related stress, financial worries, inter-personal relationships, chronic illnesses). But they can still set off the body’s alarm mechanism and the associated hormone surge. Over-exposure to those stress hormones can, in turn, have a range of impacts on the body’s systems - brain, cardiovascular, immune, digestive and so on.
People deal with stress in different ways and the capacity to deal with stress changes throughout life. Those who have developed...
...or her community. In this positive sense, mental health is the foundation for individual well-being and the effective functioning of a community. Accordingly I am developing my state of mental health from the time I came to Malaysia to study all by myself, because, I learnt many things in my life after I came to Malaysia and I was able to go through stress with a positive mind even
though I was all alone by myself. Further, multiple social, psychological, and biological factors determine the level of mental health of a person at any point of time. For example, persistent socio-economic pressures are recognized risks to mental health for individuals and communities. The clearest evidence is associated with indicators of poverty, including low levels of education. Poor mental health is also associated with rapid social change, stressful work conditions, gender discrimination, social exclusion, unhealthy lifestyle, risks of violence and physical ill-health and human rights violations. There are also specific psychological and personality factors that make people vulnerable to mental disorders. Lastly, there are some biological causes of mental disorders including genetic factors and imbalances in chemicals in the brain.
Mental health promotion involves actions to create living conditions and environments that support mental health and allow people to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. These include a range of actions to increase the...
...Causes of StressStress is a common situation in our daily lives. All of us experience it, every day. But, what is stress actually? Stress is often described as a feeling of being overloaded, wound up tight, tense and worried (Australian Psychological Society, 2012). Some of us maybe have already used to with stress. Small amount of stress is beneficial, but too much stress can be harmful. “Stress is the trash of modern life-we all generate it but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life” (Danzae Pace, n.d.). According to FamilyDoctor.org, stress can cause physical symptoms such as high blood pressure, shortness of breath, stomach aches, neck stiffness, changes in body weight, fatigue and back pain, as well as psychological illnesses such as depression and anxiety. Why does it occur? These are two main causes of stress in today’s society – financial problem and workplace.
Financial problem is a real phenomenon in our daily lives. Financial stress is an important source of distress in people’s lives because many fundamental activities of daily living and opportunities for success are closely tied to current levels of personal financial resources (Peirce, Frone, Russell & Cooper, 1996). Money, cannot be doubt, is one of the most important thing...
...Causes of Family Stress
2. Financial Problems
3. Drug Abuse
4. Seperation And Divorce
4. Family Violence
-a child who leaves home without permission and stays away for at least one or two nights for teens 15 years or older
-become easy targets
How to keep family healthily and relieve these stressors...
-Caring and commitment- care about one another and committed to staying strong
-Respect and appreciation- make each other feel important
-Empathy- allows family members to see from one another's point of view
-Expressing Emotions- let family know how you're feeling
-Making decisions- making right decisions
-Managing Time-making time for family and making them a priority
-Support groups and therapy- seeking help when needed.
Skills For Healthy Relationships
-Communications- the process of sharing thoughts, info, or feelings
-"I" Message- statement that expresses your feelings, but does not blame or judge another person
- Active listening- focusing your attention on the person that is speaking
Assertiveness- stand up for your self and express your feelings in a way that doesn't threaten others.
-Body language- includes posture, gestures, facial expressions, and body movements
-Cooperation- working together on a common goal
Health Series No. 6
Raising Awareness of
Stress at Work in
A modern hazard
in a traditional
Advice to employers and
Health Series No. 6
Raising Awareness of
Stress at Work in
A modern hazard in a
traditional working environment
Advice to employer and worker representatives
Protecting Workers’ Health Series No. 6
TNO Work & Employment
2130 AS Hoofddorp
Occupational Health researcher
Caballocalco 35 – 7
Coyoacan, 04000, D.F.
Technical Editors and Contributors
Evelyn Kortum, Occupational Health, Public Health and Environment, World Health
Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Stavroula Leka, Institute of Work, Health & Organizations, University of Nottingham, UK
Jane Bowring, Corporate Health and Work-Life, Geneva, Switzerland
Cover page layout
Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Other booklets from the Protecting Workers' Health Series:
No 1: Preventing health risks from the use of pesticides in agriculture
No 2: Understanding and performing economic assessments at the company level
No 3: Work organisation and stress at work
No 4: Raising awareness of psychological harassment at work
...Stress: Causes and Effects
Stress is an ongoing dilemma that occurs in each and everyone's life. It is a factor that is undoubtedly apart of daily living. Due to the trivial problems that occur in people's daily lives massive amounts of stress can arise. People perceive and manage stress in many different ways. The causes and effects of stress are numerous and one's ability to managestress is vital in maintaining healthy living.
First, stress is defined as an unpleasant state of emotional and physiological arousal that people experience in situations that they perceive as dangerous or threatening to their well being (Patel, 14). Stress is a universal feeling to everyone but the word stress means different things to different people. Some people define stress as events or situations that cause them to feel tension, pressure or negative emotions such as anxiety or anger (Patel, 15). Other people may view stress as a process involving a person's interpretation and response to a threatening event. In any case, stress has many facets of how one perceives and responds to the certain predicament that is ailing them.
Stressors are anything that causesstress. Any event, thought, or situation that cause...