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The work training we did, it was an online course but I took substantial notes because all of this was really hitting home to me.
Types of Stress
- Acute Stress - least harmful, short term, stress leading up to a one-time event or task, may feel irritable or anxious, stomach aches, sweaty palms, chest pains, shortness of breath, rush of adrenaline like about to ride a roller coaster. once the stressful situation is over, symptoms go away.
- Episodic Stress - perpetual stress, more regular, even daily. people who suffer may be disorganized, in a rush, or worried about something, even if it’s unimportant. this stress over years will have an impact on health.
- Chronic Stress - worst kind. long term stress. not properly managing episodic stress, constantly overwhelmed or anxious, have a hard time relaxing. can affect all parts of your life, up to a mental or physical breakdown.
Effects of Stress.
- becoming easily agitated, moody, overwhelmed, having difficulty relaxing and quieting mind, low self esteem, or feeling depressed, and, avoiding others.
Physical - low energy, headaches, upset stomach, aches, pains, tense muscles, chest pain, rapid heart beat, etc. nervousness
cognitive - constantly worrying, racing thoughts, forgetfulness, disorganization, inability to focus, poor judgement, pessimism.
behavioral - procrastination, increased use of alcohol, nervous behavior
- I definitely have a consistent spread of acute and episodic.mg33
- I'd even say that some of it veers into chronic because I don't control acute or episodic well. I have trouble relaxing. I feel like there's always somethingmg33
- I could be or need to be doing.mg33