Stress - Causes
What causes stress?
Different things can cause stress. If you know what makes you stressed you can find ways of reducing it.
A situation or event could make you stressed. Below are some examples of things than can cause stress. This does not cover everything that makes someone stressed.
- Not having a job
- Not sleeping well
- Money worries
- Work problems
- Being bullied
- Problems looking after children
- Health issues
- Family or relationship problems
- Not having a routine
- Getting married or divorced
- Being diagnosed with an illness
- Moving house
- Having a job interview
- Someone close to you passing away
- Being evicted from your home
- Leaving hospital after a long stay
- Going to court
- Going to a benefits assessment
How your thoughts can affect stress
Stress affects everyone in different ways. It can depend on your personality, upbringing, your work or home life and other things. Some people are more affected by stress than others. For example, you might put a lot of pressure on yourself because you think you should be able to do things you can’t.
Worrying about a problem can sometimes be helpful. It might make us plan how to resolve an issue. But sometimes we can focus on the negatives. We may worry about things that might never happen or that we cannot change. This kind of worrying can lead to stress.
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