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What Causes Stress & 5 Ways to Overcome It: Stress Management 101

January 19, 2018

Stress Management 101: What Causes Stress & How to Calm it

 

Stress comes in many forms – it can be internal (personal stress) or external (stress from outside factors like family, friends, or colleagues that impacts your life). It’s a result of higher than appropriate demand on physical or mental energy.

 

What causes stress for me may be completely different than what causes stress for you! Stress can be caused by many different life changes and situations, including:

  • Divorce or separation

  • Injury or illness

  • Death of a loved one

  • Finances

  • Change in career or job loss

  • Moving

  • Children leaving home

  • Trouble with friends or colleagues

 

These and more life events cause anxiety and tension, which lead to stress and have a negative impact on your health. Stress, especially chronic, long-term stress, can cause everything from headaches to tense muscles in your leg.

 

In order to effectively manage stress, you need a toolkit of techniques and skills to keep from developing long term health issues as a side effect of chronic stress.

 

5 stress management techniques include:

 

Exercise/Physical Activity

Many studies have shown that exercise produces endorphins, which act as natural painkillers and aid in reducing stress levels. Here are 11 reasons why exercise is recommend for your mental health!