Monday, October 8, 2012

Three Categories of Stress

Nobody wants to get stressed however with the things that are happening to us in our daily lives. Whether you are a student, an employee, a businessman or even a by-stander could experience stress. Stress often happens when 24/7 is not enough for a day or a 24/7 is too long – that is when we do EVERYTHING, and we do NOTHING.

The three categories of stress

1. Ongoing low-level stress – it is the concern of our daily lives, when we get annoyed with the heavy traffic, with the people that surrounds us, and with the decision to make everyday.

2. Unfinished tasks – it is the stress when faced with a series of tasks that is difficult to meet the demands like workloads, cramming for work, hectic schedules.

3. Major life events – it is when there are big changes that will happen in your life like natural disasters, death of a relative, looking for a job, going to college, pregnancy and etc.

On the other hand, when we are stressed out for a long period of time means that we are experiencing chronic stress that is why this type of stress weakens the immune response and could also lead to mental anxiety and depression. It also increases the risk of heart disease and even cancer. It decreases the number of T cells – a kind of white blood cell that is important for immune defenses.

What stressed you out?


When we are under stress, hair often fall out where it lasts up to three months after a stressful event but there’s nothing to worry as it will grow back six to nine months and the other common symptoms of stress is when we cannot sleep within thirty minutes as we go to bed.

As an advice, if the stress level does not improve after one month, run to your therapist to prevent depression.


21 comments:

  1. Life in the city is really stressful. I often just watch TV and eat my favorite food to de-stress.

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  2. I experienced both 3 and 1 the past year. I completely ignored it and now it has turned into a hardcore rage disorder. Thankfully, I'm now seeing a therapist and working on my anger issues. :)

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    1. good to hear you're working on it. you really have a strong disposition, sis.. people will embrace u for being YOU. :D

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  3. Nursing is stressful. >< We help treat stress eh kami din naman ang stressed. :))

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  4. It's always important to find balance when times are stressful and also we need to de-stress every now and then.

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  5. I go shopping to de-stress, its an effective cure. I am a full-time mom and got my own share of being stressed out managing the household.

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  6. Me I'm a poor stress manager. It's good I got a very understanding, helpful and caring wife. She always there to help me out, to inspire me and encourage to enjoy life to its fullest. And one think more, there's the good Lord who always listens to my prayer which I always do everyday, every night, and in anything I do for a living.

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  7. indeed a lot of us would agree with this. Even a small thing can be a serious stress already.

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  8. Oh gosh! I have all of those that you listed above. Hahaha! Too bad.

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  9. It's hard not to get stressed specially if there's so much going on with your life. When I'm stressed I make it a point to spend time alone with myself and meditate. Haha, that's how I deal with it. Kahit paano nababawasan. :P

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  10. Ongoing low-level stress m I always have this kind of stress and hubby was always telling me to relax and don't think too much.

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  11. All of the above. And what help me to be de-stress? Well If I have to stop working and thinking, then that will make me out of stress. Hhahahaha...kidding aside, SHOPPING really make me de-stress!

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  12. I usually start my day stress free, but by the time 3-4pm rolls in, I'm at #2! :P

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  13. Stress and I have a hate-hate relationship. That's why I choose to ignore it as much as I can.

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  14. Hahhahaa... I feel like I'm more on unfinished task stress. :) Usually I do stretch out sometime by going on trips for weekends just to ease the my stress mode. You've got to try it too.

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  15. Stress categories, I thought stress do have more than 3 cause I am experiencing to much of it. Stress from work is really the most dangerous of them all, at least, in my case.

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  16. Hair fall is a common scenario for me and this is brought about by stress. I just had a de-stressing moment at a spa with my dear friend.

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  17. Being a working mom is stressful but time management could help to relieve stress.

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  18. the first and second categories are within our control actually. we just need to be proactive. i stopped being stressed out because of stress by leaving early, allowing at least 2 hours from my actual appointment. i also try to manage my reaction to people around me. as far as unfinished tasks, i simply acknowledge that i'm a human being and i can't do everything all at once

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  19. i definitely wouldn't want to be in any of those categories but i think nos. 1 and 2 can't be avoided. thanks for sharing this informative post.

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