Stress is your body's way of dealing with tough or demanding situations.
Types of Stress
According to American Psychological Association, there are four types of stress:
The most common form of stress. It comes from demands and pressures of past and future demands and pressures. Acute stress is thrilling and exciting in small doses, but too much is exhausting.
The stress that wears people away day after day, year after year. Chronic stress can effect bodies, minds and lives. Chronic stress can feel familiar and sometimes, comfortable.
Daily life stress that has positive connotations such as marriage, a promotion, holidays, retiring, moving, a new baby, winning money, new friends, or graduation.
Daily life stress that has negative connotations such as divorce, punishment, injury, negative feelings, legal issues, financial problems, or work difficulties.
Symptoms of Stress
Stress is everywhere. You may be used to feeling stressed, however, too much stress can wear you down and make you sick, both mentally and physically.
Becoming easily agitated, frustrated, and moody
Feeling a loss of control
Having difficulty relaxing or quieting your mind