Many people experience stress on a daily basis.
Knowing your stress causes is an important step to stress relief.
Research shows that the major causes of stress are:
Stress is in the eye of the beholder!
Most of these causes of stress can be put into two groups - daily hassles and major life events.
Daily hassles are the little things that add up over time.
The most reported daily hassles include a concern about
Everyday annoyances can make you a candidate for stress-related health problems.
While your own daily hassles may be different to these, what is important is their frequency and duration, and how you react to them.
To gain a better understanding of your daily stressors and how you react to them try using a stress diary.
Important life events
Important life events can also have huge effect on your stress levels.
Life events include the death of a spouse, divorce, major illness in the family, failing a course at school, losing your job, and retirement.
Psychologists have also suggested that pleasant events such as getting married or getting a job promotion can cause stress.
Whether pleasant or unpleasant, a stressful event requires adjustment and adaptation to change.
Symptoms of prolonged distress can include depression, sleep disturbances, fatigue, panic attacks, loneliness and increased chance of mortality.
A first step to understanding what is stressing you and how you react to stress, try using a stress diary.