In health class, we learned that social, mental, and emotional health are important aspects of health that require acknowledgement and development. Our interactions with others and with our environments can change drastically according to the levels of stress that we may be undergoing. There are two main categories of stress: short-term stress and chronic stress.
Short-term stress doesn't tend to last long, although it can have deadly consequences at times, such as heart attacks. This form of stress is often caused by individual events, from having to play the piano at Carnegie Hall to experiencing a sudden and unexpected earthquake.
Chronic stress, on the other hand, is long-term. It can physically wear and tear at one's body, as well as cause mood swings and negativity. Furthermore, chronic stress has been known to be a factor behind cardiovascular diseases.
To avoid or get rid of stress, one can build strong relationships, identify causes of stress, get psychiatric help, or even do something as simple as learning to reign in anger.
I found this article to be interesting, as it differentiated between the two types of stress. It was detailed, and offered some solutions instead of only identifying the problems. I could definitely relate to the idea of stress negatively impacting personal life.
-Can you recall a time when you experienced stress? If so, which type of stress was it?
-What do you think are the best ways to reduce or eliminate stress?