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Stress

Stress is the natural respond to protecting a person from imminent threat.

 

Though in some cases it is possible to ignore stress, it would be much better to reduce it or to control it.

 

There are two main ways of stress control: healthy and unhealthy. It is very important to be able to distinguish them. Bad or unhealthy stress usually brings to distresses. 

 

Stress is a general syndrome of adaptation that is a result of danger, challenge and environment changes, the idea of which has been elaborated and developed by a Canadian naturalist and biologist Huns Selien.

 

He distinguished eustress from distress. According to Selien stress is a special respond reaction  of the organism to any environment changes: a special signal. The reason that brings to stress is called “stressor”.

 

All the signals affecting the organism may cause adaptation demand and regardless of the result, they recover the normal state of the organism: the balance (homeoestase), which ia disbalanced because of the signal. And, as Selien confirms, it is this special demand that makes the essence of stress.

 

It would be more interesting to get acquainted with reactions that are caused by stress than to know the theoretical discussions concerning it.

 

We suggest to take time and try to evaluate the degree to which you are subjected to stress.


1.

Body reactions caused by the physical state

1.1
Headache or dizziness
1.2
digestive disorders
1.3
Sweating
1.4
Difficulty in sleeping
1.5
Breathing problems
1.6
Back pains
1.7
Shoulder and neck pain
1.8
Heart rate acceleration
1.9
Fatigue
1.10
Noise in ears
1.11
Coldness of hands
2.

Behavioral, that may be connected with actions

2.1
Too much smoking
2.2
Shouting without a serious reason
2.3
Critical attitude to others and himself
2.4
Pruning fingers, hitting feet
2.5
Gnashing
2.6
Alcohol abuse
2.7
Eating without need
2.8
Inability of finishing a job
2.9
Inability of sitting quietly
2.10
Biting nails
3.

Emotive, that may be connected with emotions

3.1
Cry
3.2
Nervousness, anxiety
3.3
Weariness, as if everything is meaningless
3.4
Impetuous
3.5
Unable to make changes
3.6
Feeling of depression
3.7
Anger
3.8
Solitude
3.9
Feeling unhappy without reasons
3.10
Easily becoming desperate
4.

Cognitive, that may be connected with understanding and perceiving

4.1
Inability of thinking clearly
4.2
Forgetfulness
4.3
Lack of creativity
4.4
Memory loss
4.5
Inability of making decisions
4.6
Thoughts of escaping
4.7
Permanent trouble
4.8
Losing sense of humour
4.9
Obsessive thoughts
5.

Spiritual, that may be connected with belief and values

5.1
Indifference
5.2
Feeling of emptiness
5.3
Lack of objectives
5.4
Lack of dignity
5.5
Shamefacedness
5.6
Despair
5.7
Isolation
5.8
Inability to fight
5.9
Hesitation
5.10
Lack of power