Causes of stress

If you suffer from stress and feel like no one understands you, know that this is perfectly normal. The reason for that lies in the fact that there are many different kinds of causes of stress that are unique and associated with your current life's situation. What is stressful to you may not be for others, so they may not understand what you are going through.

What causes stress also depends on your personality and the way you react to specific life situations or major life changes. For example, maybe riding on the train every day to work for you is stressful, while others enjoy the ride as they listen to music on their mp3. Maybe driving the car is entertaining for you, but for someone else (like novice driver) can be real stressful experience. See the difference? By understanding the causes of stress you can find the solution for suitable stress reduction.

If you search a bit online you can find a sum up of the most common causes of stress that are possible stressors for mayority of population. I found this list thanks to Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory:

Top Ten Causes of Stress

1. Spouse’s death
2. Divorce
3. Marriage separation
4. Jail term
5. Death of a close relative or friend
6. Injury or illness
7. Marriage
8. Fired from job
9. Marriage reconciliation
10. Retirement

Many can relate to one or more of the mentioned situations. However if you don't, your stress may be caused a buildup of many things that little by little has become a stressful situation in your life.

It's is also essential to be able to notice if you are going through a temporary stress period or if you have developed a long term chronic stress. Once you have found the cause of your stress, find ways to avoid and relieve yourself from what is causing your stress. Search and do things that make you feel positive.

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