Stress

Know Your Mind, Transform Your Life

Types of Stressors

Certain parts of people's lives influence stress that are called stressors. A stressor is any physical, social, or mental event or condition that forces our minds and bodies to react or adjust. These stressors are  either positive or negative.

Eustress Vs. Distress

Eustress
A man handling good stress

  • Comes along when going through each stage of life
  • Results from working towards future career, finishing school to graduate, or getting married and starting a family
  • It is beneficial and motivating to reach goals and daily challenges
  • Makes people feel good, excited, and happy about life
  • It allows their body to feel more energetic
Distress
A woman handling bad stress
  • People cannot control conflicts such as injury, illness, the death of a loved one, or purpose in life
  • Too much stress isn't good for anyone
  • Some situations can be intense and require special attention and care
  • A strong stress reaction disorder called posttraumatic for people who lived through a conflict

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