Have you ever found yourself in a situation where your to-do list seems endless, deadlines are fast approaching and you find yourself in a soup? But what is stress really, and how does it affect us?
What is stress?
Stress, in everyday terms, is a feeling that people have when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. Stress occurs when you perceive that demands placed on you such as work, school or relationships exceed your ability to cope.
Is it helpful?
Not in most cases but some stress can be beneficial at times, producing a boost that provides the drive and energy to help people get through situations like exams or work deadlines.
How bad is it?
Untreated chronic stress can result in serious health conditions including anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure, and a weakened immune system. Research shows that stress can contribute to the development…
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