There is not a soul in the world that hasn’t encountered stress at least once or twice in their lives.
Stress means different things to different people, and there are things that affect us all, from the minor pressures in life to the traumatic events that we carry with us for many years.
The way that we process stress is individual to all of us, and the response that it has on us physically differs from person to person.
Not everyone reacts to stress in the same way, but we can all relate to the different stressors in life in some way or another.
So, with that in mind, what are some of the most common examples of stress that affect us?
The 9 to 5. The daily grind. The evil place that keeps your paycheck. Whatever you want to call it, the career that you have can be a rather large cause of stress in life.
This can be related to anything from the commute on public transport that you have to endure, to the personal injury help that you have to seek after an accident while you’re in the workplace.
We spend most of our time awake at work and earning money for someone else’s mortgage, and the pressure on us in those hours is stressful and hard.
Believe it or not, in the world of social media and digital spotlights, most of us spend far too much time worrying about what other people think of our appearances.
If you find yourself stood querying over your wardrobe choices to the point that you are late for work, you’re going to find
you think too much about what others think of you. Boom – stress.
There is a level of expectation upon each and every one of us on a daily basis and if we are not conforming to those expectations, life can feel very stressful and difficult.
People will judge you on what you do with your life, especially when so much of it goes up on social media.
We all grow older and the older we get, the more we stress about our health and all that comes with it.
Some of us don’t consider that getting older is a privilege; only that it comes with the increase of sickness and other issues.
Health stress is very real, and there are some techniques that you can use to help combat how you feel surrounding your health anxiety.
It wouldn’t be a stress article without cash involved.
Money makes the world go around, until
you get made redundant or get demoted and the money stops.
There are – thankfully – many companies and agencies that can speak to you about your financial stress, so don’t panic; you’re not alone.
Stress is not something that anyone wants to experience, but we all do from time to time. The important thing is how it’s managed.
Seek help where you can when things get too much – you’re not by yourself.
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.