There is a lot of stress in the times that we live in and the causes of stress can vary a great deal. One of the most common things is that suffering from stress can weaken our immune system and that can lead to a lot of health problems. Some of these problems can be of a psychological nature but a lot of them tend to be physical . Stress can lead to higher blood pressure, which can give us a lot of heart problems and as we all know heart disease is one of the biggest killer of our times.
There are many causes of stress such as our careers, unhappy married life, financial difficulties, the behavior of our kids, bereavement etc. We will examine some these causes a little more closely and try to discover how they can lead to stress.
As we all know we all have to go out to work to make a living and job stress can be caused by having higher expectations of our selves or having these placed on us by our colleagues or our bosses. Trying to achieve some things beyond our capabilities leads to a lot of disappoint and which can ultimately become one of the causes of stress. Working in cramped or untiy environments can also lead to stressful situations at the work place. Having an overpowering or overbearing boss can also lead to a frustrating work experience which can be one of the leading causes of stress.
Another one of the causes of stress is having a life partner that you no longer get on with and this can lead to a very unhappy home life and it can get so bad at times that you can not face going back to your house, because you know as soon as you enter the house, you are going to be greeted with abuse or a very cold welcome at the least and this can affect all areas of your life. Going through an acrimonious divorce another one of the leading causes of stress. An unhappy home life can also derive from having rebellious children or setting goals beyond the capabilities of our kids and failure to achieve these goals can give both the parents and children sleepless nights and this can give all the parties concerned a lot of stress.
Having lost a dear one and coming to terms with a life without them is one more of the causes of stress. This sort of stress is called emotional stress and this can lead to a lot of health problems. Our brains are like electrical circuits and what can happen if we overload a circuit? Yes you guessed that right! You blow a fuse and this is exactly what happens when we overload our brains with too much emotional stress. We can have a breakdown, which could be psychological or physical.
Finance is also one of the causes of stress especially having unmanageable debts. If you have more money going out of your bank account than you have coming in, this is a constant source of worry and pressure which ultimately leads to stress. Bills keep dropping through the letterbox and letters from your creditors are painful reminders of the dire consequences if your financial situation doesn’t improve soon and this can give you sleepless nights, which can lead to unbearable stress and which is one more of the causes of stress.