For the most part, the biggest causes of stress depends on the individual and the stressors they have in their life.
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Stress can either be good or bad. Stress doesn't always have to be bad in order for it to negatively effect the mind or body. Too much of any kind of stress isn't good for you.
Some examples of of good stress may be winning the lottery, buying a house, having a baby or even getting married. Examples of bad stressors may include the death of a loved one, sickness, losing your job or your home. Either way, stress is stress and any kind (good or bad) of prolonged experience will bring you physical and mental challenges.
Here are some of the biggest causes of stress. You might even recognize them in your own life or in the lives of those you love.
- Work Stress
- Family Stress
- Marriage Stress
- Relationship Stress
- Financial Stress
- Holiday Stress
- SAHM Stress (stay-at-home-mom)
- Caregiver Stress
- Chronic Illness Stress
- WAHM Stress (work-at-home-mom)
- Military Spouse Stress
All these stressors can be classified as one of the four types of stress, which are positive stress, distress, stress overload and boredom induced stress.
Prolonged Stress Effects the Body and Mind
When your biggest cause of stress is experienced for a prolonged period of time, it most certainly will begin to effect your body and mind in negative ways.
It's important that you understand and educate yourself on:
- The Effects of Stress on Body and Mind
- The Cortisol and Stress Connection
- Recognizing the Physical Symptoms of Stress
Although you may be experiencing one of the biggest causes of stress in your life, there are positive things you can do that will help you manage, if not diminish, the amount of stress you might be feeling.
- Learn how Exercise Reduces Stress
- Tips for Reducing Stress
- Involve yourself in stress relief activities
- Did you know there are herbs for stress to help you?
- Natural Stress Relief
- Stress Diet - Which foods support a stressful lifestyle?
- Stress Breathing - Learn how your breathing effects how you feel.
- Coping with Stress - Making time for the good things in life.
- Self Talk for Stress - Learn how to talk to yourself during stress.