Defining and Understanding Stress

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Defining and Understanding Stress

According to the stress is defines as a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. Stress is a feeling created when we react to particular event such as bad work place, traffic jammed, break up, too many assignments and many more other sample. Stress rise our mental and body to a challenge and preparing to meet a tough situation with extra focus, strength, alertness, commitment and high risk. Stress in the eye of beholder? What does this word mean? every person react with the same situation differently for example a group of 3 person, name A, B and C when tested with the reaction when stuck in traffic jammed a person A maybe angry and want to be fast while the person B and C reaction when stuck in jammed was relax and patiently wait in the car. The question is how person B and C can feels relax while the person A angry and mad with the same situation given? The answer is on how they handle and control their emotion level, person A maybe wake up late in the morning and thus, rushing for office on time so person A react with the given situation with mad and anger but if the person a wake up hormonally and having breakfast with family and go to work earlier the result maybe the person A would be more relax in traffic jammed.

Firdaus Dhabhar, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, define stress as a “constellation of events that begins with a stimulus or challenge” (Stanford Medicine Newsletter, 2012). there are two type of stress first is good stress and second is bad stress. Good stress is stress that benefit us for example stress to marry earlier after been push from parent with girl fr...

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