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Coping with stress

Journal: Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (Vol.3, No. 1)

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Page : 007-010

Keywords : Acute stress. Chronic stress. Coping techniques.;

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The strive to keep in pace with the modern life is ushering in lots of stress in the man of today, and therefore coping with the stress have become an ardent need. Stress has both mental and physiological components. Stress can cause disorders in both mind and body. The causes of stress are varied. Stress can be subdivided into constructive stress and destructive stress. Two categories of stressful experiences have been identified: acute and chronic. Stress in a way, lies in the eyes of the beholder. An individual’s ability to handle stress depends on myriad factors. People usually use two kinds of coping strategies - positive or negative. Relaxation techniques, imagery, mini self massage, take a break, and say cheese are some techniques for coping with acute stress. Studies have found laughter work against stress. Avoid unnecessary stress, alter the situation, accept the things which cannot be changed, adapt to the stressor, build physical reserves, enhance emotional reserves, take a break are some techniques for coping with chronic stress. Stress in various forms is an indispensable part of life, and coping with the stress is an art. The goal of stress management is to bring one’s mind and body back into balance.

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