Kirandeep Phull

What is Stress?

What is Stress?


"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another"
- William James, American philosopher and psychologist


Stress is a feeling that people have when they are having difficulties handling challenges. Causes of stress may vary from person to person. It is based on how you observe the situation. Your body reacts to these situations emotionally, mentally, and physically. Stress is when your body is reacting to any pressure that requires a change or response. It can be experienced from your environment, body, and thoughts. Each of us has a different level of pressure and anxiety that we can handle. Stress can be random and uncontrollable, mild or severe, and occurring in or out of context. Stress can either occur once in your life or it can be continuous.

However, stress is always looked upon as a bad disorder. Stress is not always bad. It can help you perform under pressure and encourage you to do your best.

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Quick Facts

The word "Stress" developed from Hans Selye in 1936. Selye was the founder of the stress theory, which was a three stage process known as the General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS)

Stress is also known as "the silent killer" and can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, chest pain, and an irregular heart beat

Chinese stress balls were created during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) in Baoding, China. Originally made of iron, the balls are thought to relieve stress because they touch pressure or acupuncture points on the hand

Researchers have shown that dark chocolate reduces stress hormones such as cortisol and other fight-flight hormones

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