The Causes of Stress
High achievers will argue that a reasonable quantity of stress in one’s life is actually a good thing. They are partly right. With the right coping strategies, some stress can determine you to give a specific endeavor your best efforts, to stay creative, and to keep up an active lifestyle. That being said, when you lose your ability to cope, stress quickly turns from a catalyst into a hindrance. Some major stressors that many find difficult to handle are:
- the loss of someone or something they had placed a lot of importance on. This can range from physically losing someone because of death or separation, to losing a coping mechanism, such as self-confidence.
- sudden changes in their lives. Both positive and negative changes come with their specific doses of stress, whether they are caused by divorce or marriage, a promotion or a demotion at work.
- demanding relationships. These relationships can either be with family members or close friends.
- conflicts, which prompt taking sides or decisions. Conflicts can either be overt and easy to identify, or latent, in which they often remain obscured from the sufferer’s perception