Stress is a normal psychological and physiological reaction. At present, with rapid development of technology, the times are changing. Therefore, people need to face the stress form all sides in life. Freshmen are a typical group, which are under different stress, but stress is not necessarily negative for students. On the one hand, stress causes students to feel anxious and uncomfortable, even affecting their health.
Part A: Defining Stress 1. What is Stress? Stress is how the body, specifically the nervous system, reacts to mental pressure. The person may feel under pressure, overloaded, overwhelmed, strained or anxious about certain tasks or events. Stress can be a good thing where it can motivate the person to reach their full potential but stress can also be a bad thing as it can damage a person’s health.
People face stressful events pretty often, and that cannot get changed. However, now they can make use of stress based on how they react to it. Stress is a state of mental or emotional pressure resulting from adverse circumstances. Therefore, stress has so many effects such as nervousness, headache, insomnia, and more. Lots of people believe that it is uncontrollable and tend to give up.
Stress is a human response to a stimulus. ULifeline argues that stress can be both good, and bad. When the body recognizes stress, it switches into fight-or-flight mode releasing various hormones and chemicals. In response, your heart rate and blood pressure may start to increase. Stress is an impediment to learning and academic success.
Stress is visualized in a negative light in the news, in health classes, in entertainment media, and in the workplace. According to Crum and Salovey (2013) over the years, stress has been cited as a “growing plague”. Plague means, it is an epidemic disease that causes high mortality; infectious. Although there are numerous definitions of stress, for me, it is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. We suggest that stress is a meaningful variable that influences outcomes such as health and other performances under stress.
Stress is a part of human life. Everybody experiences stress. According to Kalat (2008), stress is “an event or events that are interpreted as threatening to an individual and which elicit physiological and behavioral responses” (as cited in McEwen, 2000, p. 173). However, stress gives different definitions according to certain people. The first person may define stress as when they have a lot of things to do and do not have much time to accomplish it where the other person define stress as being unemployed for long time.
For example; if we feel we can’t do this things, we think positive and tell our self that we will do the best we can. Also if everything is going wrong, we tell our self that we can handle things if we take one step at a time. (www.heart.org) 2. Another way to deal with stress is emergency stoppers. Stressful situation is everywhere; at work, at home, on the road and in public places.
Stress involves interaction of the person and environment. To quote a definition: “Stress is an adaptive response to an external situation that results in physical, psychological and / or behavioural deviations for organizational participants” (Luthans, 1998). Stress has generally been viewed as a set of neurological and physiological reactions that serves an adaptive function (Franken, 1994). Traditionally, stress research has been oriented toward studies involving the body's reaction to stress and the cognitive processes that influence the perception of stress. However, social perspectives of the stress response have noted that different people experiencing similar life conditions are not necessarily affected in the same manner (Pearlin, 1982).
Often it is unfamiliar or creates conflict among motives within the individual. It may pose a challenge or a threat to the individual's well-being or self-esteem. (f) Eustress. Stress can manifest itself in both a positive and a negative way. Stress is said to be positive when the situation offers an opportunity for one to gain something.
According to Treacy (2015) in her article, there are many ways to reduce the stress. Person has to find out what kind of stress they feel to know what could be the best way to reduce it. The most important thing that can cope up stress is to do what the best that works for you. Many people fall in coping up stress because they use stress reliever that isn't ideal in health such as drinking alcohol, smoking, using drugs. The best thing to relieve stress, it doesn’t have negative effects on your health.