1.2 THEORITICAL FRAMEWORKMEANING:
Stress refers to the strain from the conflict between our external environment andus, leading to emotional and physical pressure. In our fast paced world, it is impossible tolive without stress, whether you are a student or a working adult. There is both positive
and negative stress, depending on each individual‘s unique
perception of the tensionbetween the two forces. Not all stress is bad. For example, positive stress, also known aseustress, can help an individual to function at optimal effectiveness and efficiency.
The most commonly accepted definition of stress (mainly attributed to Richard SLazarus) is that stress is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that
―demands exceed the personal and social
resources the individual is able to mobilize.‖
Inshort, it's what we feel when we think we've lost control of events. This is the maindefinition used by this section of Mind Tools, although we also recognize that there is anintertwined instinctive stress response to unexpected events. The stress response inside usis therefore part instinct and part to do with the way we think.
TYPES OF STRESS:
Every one of us would probably experience different types of stress at one time oranother. It could be some personal stress arising in the work place, strained familyrelationships with teenage children, emotional stress caused by financial problems, posttraumatic disorders after an unhappy event like an accident or even feeling stress whenyou are on holidayAll these various types of stress and many more can however be group intofollowing main types of stress.