Recognizing the Causes of Stress

Causes of Stress

The incessant ringing of the phone, an overflowing inbox, deadlines, traffic. These may be the various causes of stress in your daily lives.

Acute stress is what we know short term stress as, which may not last past your working hours and may even be beneficial for you in some way or the other. However, if the situation extends beyond a certain period of time, then you might be experiencing long term stress, which is also termed as chronic stress., which may be dangerous for your general health if not overcome. The reasons may be personal, professional, or simply societal. The reasons for stress are many in number. Recognizing the reasons for stress is the first step towards eradicating them from your life.

Read on about the causes of stress, under their various categorization.

What Causes Stress



Age and the diseases that come with age can be a major reason for stress among adults. Even if the problems are not faced by yourself, stress may build up upon you when someone close to you is suffering. Caring for older and and aging people at times is known to be an overwhelming experience.



Relationships can be compared to a power engine. If handled with care and affection, they may purr along for a long time, otherwise they may lead onto be a potent source of stress for the person. Spouse, parent, children, siblings. We experience a number of relationships in the course of our lives which comes with their own benefits and causes of concerns.

3Personal Belief

Personal Belief

Your own beliefs and prejudices, be it spiritual, political or otherwise, may more often than not challenge you as a person. A number of such situations may arise where you may not be able to remove yourself from the conflict. Stress may creep up upon you, specially when your own beliefs are different from those close around you.

4Emotional Issues

Emotional Issues

Situations may arise when you may not be able to relate to a person, or may not be able to express your feelings towards a situation. Anxiety is the result, which is only a stepping stone to stress. Depression and anxiety are a form of mental health disorder which are singled out in stress management programs.

Ways to Bust Stress

5Changes in Life

Changes in Life

Life comes at us with a number of challenges, which demands a reaction from our side. It may be loosing a person, or a materialistic possession. It may be as well be a change in jobs, change of location, or a number of such factors which bring about a change in our daily life in a stressful manner.



Financial troubles are a common source of stress for a large section of the population of the planet. We live in a society where a lot of emphasis is given to our materialistic stature. Keeping up with the assumed expectations may get to be challenging for some.

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By Abhro