The Major Causes Of Stress In Daily Life

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At this moment, I am probably dealing with the most critical and stressful stage of my life, University. Kate Fordor claims that 70% of visits to the doctor and 80% of serious illnesses may be exacerbated or linked to stress (Forder, December 2012). In my case, university applies excessive stress on me in terms of work, appearance as well as social stress; however, these types of stressors are relevant to everyone reading this essay. Such causes of stress could affect our health drastically both mentally and physically. We spend most of our waking time working; therefore, it is no surprise that work is considered to be one of the key sources of stress. Following deadlines and achieving goals could be the major causes of stress. In my situation,…show more content…
For instance, as a university student I am put under pressure by family and society. “Failure is unacceptable and your failure is a source of shame to the whole family” those are the words that keep repeating in my head as I continue to work hard and stress myself to make my family proud. This type of pressure may not only increase my anxiety level, but may also increase my chances of having sleep disorder as well as migraines. "Fight or flight chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol can cause vascular changes that leave you with a tension headache or migraine, either during the stress or in the "let-down" period afterwards” those are the words of Kate Forder as she explains the consequences of social pressure (Forder ,2012). Moreover, encountering a change in our lives could be pressuring, it does not always have to be a negative change; for instance, moving from high school to university is an uneasy transition or changing houses. In general, any circumstance that involves a transition from one state to another can cause stress. “Stress caused by any trauma or by social pressure could affect our brain in different ways; for instance, too much of the stress hormone cortisol can interfere with the brain's ability to form new memories “deduces Rice from his years of experience in brain psychology (Rice, 2006). Constant pressure that may be caused by the attitudes or perspectives of people may increase blood pressure and hair loss. (Forder,

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