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Manage Stress by James Manktelow

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What Is Stress?

Stress is made up of many things. It is a family of related experiences, pathways, responses, and outcomes caused by a range of different “stressors” ­– the circumstances or events that cause stress.

A Lack of Control

The most commonly accepted definition of stress is that it is a condition or feeling experienced when a person perceives that “demands exceed the personal and social resources the individual is able to mobilize” (Richard S. Lazarus). When you have the time and the resources to handle a situation, you feel little stress, but when you perceive yourself as being unable to handle the demands put upon you, the stress you feel can be considerable. In this sense, stress is indeed a negative experience, but it is not ...

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