A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Stress isn’t a psychiatric diagnosis, however, it can be linked closely to a person’s mental health in two important ways: Stress can cause mental health problems, and make existing problems worse. Ex:, if you struggle to manage feelings of stress, you can develop or can advance into an anxiety or depression diagnosis. There are many ways to understand and manage stress. Stress is a natural part of life. The expressions are familiar to us, “I’m stressed out,” “I’m under too much stress,” or “Work is one big stress.”

Cause of Stress:

Stress is hard to define because it means something different to different individuals; however, it’s very clear that most stress is a negative feeling rather than a positive feeling. Stress can be mental, when you worry about finances, illness for yourself or a loved one, retirement, or experience some sort of emotionally devastating event. Stress can also be felt physically, which can be the result of having too much to do, and not enough sleep, the effects of an illness, or a poor diet. Stress often accompanies the feeling of “being out of control.”

Obligations and pressures throughout our daily lives can cause both physical and mental stress in one way or another and may not always be obvious to us or anyone else. Stress can be worn internally, and in response to the daily strains, our body automatically increases blood pressure, heart rate, respiration, metabolism, and blood flow to your muscles. When you are reacting to stressful situations on a constant basis without making any adjustments to counter the effects, you will eventually feel stress which can threaten your health and well-being.

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