What Is Stress?
• Stress is the reaction people must excessive pressures or other types of demand placed
upon them. It arises when they worry that they can’t cope.
• Stress is the “wear and tear” our minds and bodies experience as we attempt to cope with
our continually changing environment.
• Stress occurs when the pressure is greater than the resource.
Types of Stressors: External
• External stress comes from outside us:
o Our physical environment
o Our job
o Noise – loud and constant low level noise
o Foreign organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi)
o Poor work conditions (not enough attention paid to ergonomics, too much noise,
poor air circulation, lack of privacy, excess demands, etc.).
o Relationships with others
o Our home,
o All the situations, challenges, difficulties, and expectations we're confronted with