What Causes Stress
What causes stress is not just an unpleasant event, such as losing a job, or having personal or work difficulties, good changes can also be stressful.
Some common causes of stress include:
The Life Events scale is a popular stress questionnaire that measures the disruption and subsequent re-adjustment following life events.
Some of the life events and the stress they cause are provided. Note that higher Life Changing Units (LCU) mean greater disruption.
But it is not just life events that cause stress.
Psychologists have identified that daily hassles that accumulate are a cause of stress and poorer health.
Locking your keys in your car, traffic jams on your daily commute to work, missing the bus....these accumulated daily hassles are likely to affect health just as much as a major life event such as the loss of a job.
But what causes stress for one person may not cause stress for another.
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For example you may view speaking in public as a chance to share your knowledge and passion while, for others, public speaking anxiety may be debilitating.
Some people seem to be invulnerable and immune to stress while others are sent into a tailspin of increasing stress.
Personality does affect how you interpret stress!
A main cause of stress is the expectations that you place on yourself.
Whether it is the standards of perfection or the overwhelming schedules...internal demands that people place on themselves are a cause of stress for many people.
But one of the main causes of stress in the modern world is overwork and fatigue.
With information overload and unclear boundaries between personal and professional lives this cause of stress in on the rise.
Some other common causes of stress include:
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