Introduction: Stress is an inevitable part of life, affecting individuals from all walks of life. Whether it's work-related pressures, personal relationships, or unexpected life events, everyone encounters stress at some point. However, understanding the underlying causes, recognizing its effects, and implementing effective coping strategies are crucial for managing stress and maintaining overall well-being.

Causes of Stress: Various factors contribute to stress, and they can be broadly categorized into external and internal factors. External stressors include work demands, financial concerns, family issues, and major life changes such as relocation or loss of a loved one. Internal stressors, on the other hand, stem from negative self-talk, perfectionism, unrealistic expectations, and poor time management.


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