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Stress is a normal physiological response to something that makes you feel upset or threatened in some way. There are many factors that can be considered "stressors." Some common internal stressors are unrealistic expectations, pessimism, and negative self-talk, but there are many more things that can internally cause stress for a person and can be different for each individual. Some common external stressors are a change or loss of job, tests, financial issues, relationship problems, and major life changes.
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Many factors can contribute to how much stress we experience. Having too many demands thrust upon us can generate stress, as can many of life's daily hassles, the inequities of our lives, and ageist or negative attitudes toward aging.
Situations and life`s demands can be stressful, but many add to their own stress by expecting too much of themselves or others, by over-committing their time or responsibilities, by not saying "No" when they need to, and by not prioritizing well. Each person needs to make his/her own health and well-being a priority, including healthy eating, exercise, sleep, sex, and fun in a balanced way. Much of the stress each person has that is controllable is within his/her own thinking and willingness to look at things a bit differently.