What Is Stress?

Everyone knows the word stress. We talk about feeling stressed, other people being stressed, something being stressful, the world being in a stress epidemic and so on, but many people don’t know what stress really is and how much it can affect us. I will attempt here to give a brief overview of this huge and multi-faceted topic; how stress affects us, identifying common stressors, and pointing in a direction of how to develop strategies for coping better with stress and becoming more resilient. How Stress Affects Us One useful definition of stress from the Health and Safety Executive is: “The adverse reaction people have to excessive pressures or other types of demand being placed on them.” However, it is […]