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The Basics of Stress

The Basics of Stress
Stress is a situation that triggers a particular biological response. When you perceive a threat or a major challenge, chemicals and hormones surge throughout your body. Stress triggers your fight-or-flight response in order to fight the stressor or run away from it. Typically, after the response occurs, your body should relax. Too much constant stress can have negative effects on your long-term health. Is all stress bad? Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We all feel stressed at times, but what one person finds stressful may be very different from what another finds stressful. Stress isn’t always a bad thing, either. But stress should be temporary. On the other hand, severe, frequent, or prolonged stress can be mentally and physically harmful. And it’s fairly common. Life being what it is, it’s not possible to eliminate stress completely. Stress is a normal biological reaction to a potentially dangerous situation. One of these hormones is adrenaline. Acute stress Episodic acute stress

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Why are teenagers more stressed than ever? Parents might be mindful of buffering their own stress from their teens. True, the parental brain has evolved to scan the environment for threats. But if parents pass on their stress, children can become overly stress-reactive, vigilant, and stress-sensitive. On the other hand, passing on constructive coping strategies is helpful. Building emotional intelligence skills is always important, too. Every teen will benefit from a) the ability to be aware of their feelings and b) having strategies for regulation.

Symptoms of work related stress Symptoms of work-related stress Work-related stress is a growing problem around the world that affects not only the health and well-being of employees, but also the productivity of organisations. Work-related stress arises where work demands of various types and combinations exceed the person’s capacity and capability to cope. Coping with Stress The most dangerous aspect of stress is how easily it can creep up on you. You think that you got used to it. It may start to feel familiar, or even normal. You may not notice how much it is affecting you, even as it exacts a heavy toll.

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Teen stress rivals that of adults If you think you're stressed out, imagine being a teenager in today's society. American teens say they experience stress in patterns similar to adults, and during the school year they report stress levels even higher than those reported by adults. These were the prime conclusions of APA's poll Stress in America™: Are Teens Adopting Adults' Stress Habits? The survey of adults and teens was conducted online on behalf of APA by Harris Interactive Inc. last August. Teens reported that their stress levels during the school year far exceeded what they believe to be healthy (5.8 vs. 3.9 on a 10-point scale) and topped adults' average reported stress levels (5.8 for teens vs. 5.1 for adults). Even during the summer — from Aug. 3 to Aug. 31, 2013, when interviewing took place — teens reported their stress during the prior month at levels higher than what they believe is healthy (4.6 vs. 3.9 on a 10-point scale).

The harmful effects of stress at work During college, students spend about four years stressing over assignments, deadlines and adapting to new environments. As they prepare to enter the workforce, the pressure to meet academic expectations gets replaced with high career expectations and the stress continues. Although a constant state of stress has become the new norm for many working adults, the physical and mental toll is crippling their chances at success, esteemed workplace and happiness experts Annie McKee and Emma Seppälä argue in their research. “Most of us work more than eight hours a day,” McKee writes in her latest book “How To Be Happy At Work” based on decades of working with Fortune 500 companies.

What are the 5 stages of burnout? Where do you find yourself across these five stages of burnout? In an ideal world, nobody would experience burnout. It’s the state of mind that comes with long-term, unresolved stress, and it can negatively affect your work and your life.

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