state of physical and mental tension
caused by certainexternal or internal factor in a person's life”.
The art of stress management is to keep yourself at a level of stimulation that is healthyand enjoyable. Life without stimulus would be incredibly dull and boring. Life with toomuch stimulus becomes unpleasant and tiring, and may ultimately damage your health or well-being. Too much stress can seriously interfere with your ability to performeffectively. By analyzing the likely causes of stress, you will be able to plan your responses to likely forms of stress. These might be actions to alleviate the situation or may be stress management techniques that you will use.
Stress arises when individuals perceive that they cannot adequately copewith the demands being made on them or with threats to their well-being.R.S. Lazarus (1966).
Stress is the "wear and tear" our bodies experience as we adjust to our continuallychanging environment;
it has physical and emotional effects on us and cancreate positive or negative feelings.
, stress can help compel us to action; it can result in a newawareness and an exciting new perspective.As a
, it can result in feelings of distrust, rejection, anger, anddepression, which in turn can lead to health problems such as headaches, upsetstomach, rashes, insomnia, ulcers, high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.With the death of a loved one, the birth of a child, a job promotion, or a newrelationship, we experience stress as we readjust our lives. In so adjusting todifferent circumstances, stress will help or hinder us depending on how we react toit.
Stress results from an imbalance between demands and resources. R.S. Lazarus and S.Folkman (1984).Formula for finding Stress: In simple words we can say that when the pressure is greater that the resources we face stress.Where S stands for StressP is for Pressure& R stands for Resources.