Some of the negative effects of stress include upset stomach, splitting headaches, intense grief, excessive drinking, sexual immorality and violent arguments. Stress dulls our memories, cripples our thinking, weakens our bodies, upsets our plans, stirs our emotions and reduces our efficiency. Stress not only shortens but drastically diminishes the quality of our lives. Stressor may promote self-destructive behavior such as abuse of food, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, etc.
What Stress Is
Stress is the wear and tear caused by life.
Stress is a state manifested by a specific syndrome of biological events and can be both pleasant or unpleasant.
Stress is the mobilization of the body’s defenses that allow human beings to adapt to hostile or threatening events.
Stress is dangerous when it is unduly prolonged, comes too often, or concentrates on one particular organ of the body.
What Stress Is Not
Stress is not the discharge of hormones from the adrenal glands.
Stress is not nervous tension
Stress is not the influence of some negative occurrences.
Stress is not an entirely bad event.
How does it work?
We can help you remove stress from your life in less than 10 minutes with the identification of your inborn temperaments. Temperament pinpoints our perceptions of ourselves and the people who love us. It is also the determining factor in how well we handle the stresses and pressures of today.
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Steps we take.
A stressor is basically any stimulus (internal or external) that prompts a stress reaction. Stress reactions may be physiological, psychological, emotional or behavioral in nature. Often the stress reaction is characterized by more than one of these components. Therefore, stress is not the stimulus itself, it is the reaction to a stimulus which serves to effect physiological, psychological, emotional, and/ or behavioral changes in an organism.