What makes us stronger
The American Psychological Association (APA) says that the most common causes of stress (in the US) are finance, work, and family-related and that they affect more of the younger generations.
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Stress is a state of mental tension or emotional strain due to adverse or demanding circumstances, events, and situations.
Stress is hard to measure and someone may be suffering from it while showing no external signs.
There is a constant need to be hyper-connected in today's modern workplaces, leading to a constant feeling of anxiety.
Social media is bombarding everyone with unattainable, unrealistic goals. There are rising cases of high blood pressure, headaches, and insomnia, all related to stress. Constant stress can lead to heart disease, diabetes, mental disorders and depression.
A limited amount of stress can actually be beneficial. Situations and circumstances like a deadline, or a sports competition can boost the body in constructive and positive ways.
The body also recognizes 'good stress' which is positive in its workings on the body, during moderate challenges.
In less extreme situations, the body and brain produce adrenaline, and the heart provides more blood, the brain is sharper and the body releases stress hormones, which can be beneficial in coping up and handling those situations.
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