"Stress is the trash of modern life. We all generate it but if you do not dispose of it properly it will pile up and overtake your life". – Danzay Pace
Some people seem to be better adapted at coping with stress than others for varying reasons, and these reasons can be due to an individual’s biological, psychological, sociocultural, educational and or economic circumstances. It is widely accepted that some stress can be good for an individual, whereas not enough stress (hypo stress) is regarded as non-motivating and is indicative of boredom and lack of interest. But what is stress?
The concept ‘stress’ is taken from a science analogy in the testing of materials process; meaning ‘the application of pressure, tension or strain.’ Applying that analogy this translates as the trauma suffered by an individual as evidenced by the resulting impact on an individual’s physical and mental health when they feel they are under pressure (i.e. stress).
The consequential reactions to stress are feelings of frustration, anxiousness and or anger. There are added stressors such as learned helplessness that may need addressing, as can thoughts and belief about one’s own thoughts and beliefs which build on stress issues.