What can cause stress?
People have different stress tolerance levels. This is an ability that one develops over time due to genetic and environmental factors although some people do not build this buffer fully and will therefore be very prone to stress in life. Life can be corrosive and as one matures, they grapple with many issues in life that can trigger stress or depression such as deaths, failures, work, fatigue, ambition and other disappointments or stresses in life. If those stress tolerance levels were not properly developed early on in life, then the effect of these can be debilitating and some people are likely to be suicidal due to excessive stress in life.
Pressure coming from the family and friends is also another source of stress. Continuous failure to meet the expectations of the people around you will result in a decrease in your self-confidence. Having an awful boss at work will make you hate your job. Losing someone you love is really painful and the moving on process is very difficult. All these are sources of stress and their impact or severity will depend on every individual.
Why do we have to fight stress?
We can compare stress to a very heavy back pack. It means that when you have it, you seem to have hindrances in your life. A stressed person usually feels lost and disoriented. Everyday life becomes harder because being stressed also means having negative views on life. Stressed people do not realize what inspirations they can get from simple things.
It is definitely hard to succeed if stress is what reins the life of a person. Furthermore, stressed people are prone to many other serious health problems which may shorten their life expectancy. Aside from diabetes, obesity, heart problems, anxiety, and substance abuse, stress has also been reported as one of the causative agents of cancer. Because stressed people are disoriented, they usually forget how to properly take care of their body. This in turn leads to a weak immune system further exposing their bodies to many health problems.