Stress : Stress And Stress

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Stress Management One definition of stress is, “A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances”. Stress can be as small as everyday hassles or as extreme as catastrophes. Stress is a part of our everyday lives and at times can feel as if it is controlling us; as if there is nothing we can do to get rid of it. However, there are ways to cope with stress, to minimize it and hopefully avoid it as much as possible. It is important to know what stress is, what causes it, the effects of stress, and more importantly how to manage stress. Thus far into this Psychology course, I have found the chapter on stress the most interesting topic to me because it is one of those topics you always hear about, but need solutions to. Stress is an issue that nearly everyone struggles with; it’s something that I have struggled with for as long as I can remember. It’s that “thing” that is always popping up in your head, that sick feeling in your stomach, restless nights, and what can ultimately starts to affect your well-being. When people feel stressed by something, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. The chemicals supply people with more energy and strength to persevere through dangerous situations. However, if their stress is in response to an emotional situation there is no outlet for the extra arousal and strength, which then leads to anxiety and
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