Stress: Causes and Consequences

Stress: Causes and Consequences

Key ideas:
✓ Work environment
✓ Lack of control over job
✓ Arguments with children
✓ Arguments with parents
✓ No personal time or space
✓ Crowded environment
✓ Noise
✓ Pollution of other sorts
✓ Ambitions and aspiration
✓ Financial pressures to maintain lifestyle
✓ Debt worries
✓ Lack of fitness
✓ No time for self
✓ No relaxation time

✓ Demotivated
✓ Hard to concentrate
✓ Communication gets worse
✓ Health begins to suffer
✓ They make mistakes
✓ Decision making is hard
✓ Depression can start to deepen
✓ Productivity and efficiency suffer
✓ Faulty judgements made
✓ Quality of work goes down
✓ Errors increase
✓ Commitment levels go down
✓ Absenteeism increases

✓ seek professional help
✓ alter your attitude and your lifestyle
✓ write down a list of the stresses in your life
✓ Participate in helpful activities
✓ build a lifestyle that will help support you in decreasing stress.
✓ incorporate the practice of yoga or Pilates into your life.
✓ get in the habit of regularly meditating.
✓ surround yourself with friends and family.
✓ Only you can decide what changes you need to make, but whatever they are, it is important that you act now before your emotional stress gets the better of you.


There are many causes of stress and we can divide these causes in different areas. For example: work, family, environmental and self lifestyle areas. If a person wishes to achieve a very high objective in his work, but don’t have capability to do it, he probably will get stressed because he wants to achieve a position that he is not able to do so he will need to work much more than normal and probably will not reach his goal. In the same way, if he lives in a noise place and don’t like loud sounds, he is suffering a little bit every day and this...

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