Do you have trouble getting up in the morning and you feel edgy? Do you find any tasks seem insurmountable and lack concentration? No doubt about it, you are suffering from stress.
If your life is busy or your mind is cluttered it can be easy to feel overwhelmed.
In this article, you will discover what’s the things that triggers your stress response. Once you identify your trriggers you will feel more relaxed and in control of your life and much more able to manage your daily load.
NOBODY is free of stress, but, since we can’t avoid things that stress us out, we definitely can master the way to react and respond to them.
You can become the Leader instead of having the chaos of stress leading your mind, draining your health, and destroying the joy and goodness of your soul.
Understanding what your stressors ( cause of stress in your life) are, can help you to gain more clarity and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.
In this article, you will discover the Four majors causes that make you stress. The causes that put you in a fight or flight mode.
You don’t have to be the superwoman or man that figures out all at once.You can be the woman or man who does what makes sense for them,what gives relief to you by knowing your stressors first !
Know your stressors
Stressors are those things that cause stress in us. In principle this is not tragic, but too much and too long stress makes the body and mind sick.
Stress is triggered by internal and external stimuli. These stimuli are then called stressors.
The evaluation of the stimulus ( things that you see as triggers of your stress) depends on each person. The stimulus may be the same, but the response to them may be different.
How we do see things, interpret our circumstances or the judgement that we give or the labels we put. Whether on things, persons or situation plays a vital role in how we respond to these stimuli.
Perception is highly subjective. It means that people perceive things as differently stressful.
Let’s begin,You experience stress from four basic sources:
1. Your environment
Your environment: bombards you with demands to adjust. You must endure weather, pollens, noise, traffic, and air pollution.
The Stressors Identification worksheet will help you to learn about your personal stressors,
You can downloand our worksheet below and start writing in the environment section what makes you feel tense, overwhelmed.
You also must cope with social stressors such as demands for your time and attention, job interviews, deadlines and competing priorities, work presentations, interpersonal conflicts, financial problems, and the loss of loved ones.
Physiological: The rapid growth of adolescence; the changes menopause causes in women; lack of exercise, poor nutrition, and inadequate sleep; illness, injuries, and aging all tax the body.
Your physiological reaction to environmental and social threats and changes also can result in stressful symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, stomach upset, anxiety, and depression
4.Your thoughts Inner Voice
The fourth source of stress is your thoughts: Your brain interprets complex changes in your environment and body and determines when to turn on the “stress response.”
How you interpret and label your present experience and what you predict for your future can serve either to relax or to stress you. For example, interpreting a sour look from your boss to mean that you are doing an inadequate job is likely to be very anxiety-provoking.
Interpreting the same look as tiredness or preoccupation with personal problems will not be as frightening. The Relaxation & Stress Reduction
Stress researchers Lazarus and Folkman (1984) have argued that stress begins with your appraisal of a situation. You first ask how dangerous or difficult the situation is and what resources you have to help you cope with it. Anxious, stressed people often decide that (1) an event is dangerous, difficult, or painful and (2) they don’t have the resources to cope.
Take the first step
Recognizing a problem is the first step toward solving it.
Download your stress triggers worksheet to begin to understand the sources of your stress.
You’ve taken the first step in learning to better manage your stress. Manage it, not eliminate it. Stress is a fact of life. And that’s OK. You can learn ways to handle it.