Stress is not just for adults. Stop everything you are doing and think upon this one fact if you read nothing else of this article.

Let me repeat it. Stress is not just for Adults! Kids are getting it too and this is really worrying if you follow this concept through to its natural conclusion. The knock on effects of this and the side effects of this could damage generations to come.

Before I start sounding as some weird harbinger of impending doom and disaster my line of thought is as follows. If the average age of those who find themselves suffering from stress becomes younger then the problem we have is that they will have insufficient natural and emotional resources to help them cope with this unnatural phenomena.

Or is it unnatural?

Many people don’t realize that stress is a very natural and important part of life.

What is Stress? OK if you remove the need to strangle the nearest Parking Warden. Only joking here, Parking Wardens are nice people, I love Parking Wardens, well not in the biblical sense as my wife might object but I digress. Stress is a feeling that’s created when we react to particular events. The problem with stress is when it becomes excessive, and when you don’t allow yourself the opportunity to recover from stressful episodes.

Stress is epidemic in the western world. Stress is your response to any physical, emotional or intellectual demands. Stress is different for each of us. Stress is a fact of life, but it need not be a way of life. Stress is any factor in a person’s life that causes change.

Stress is what you feel when you react to pressure from others or from yourself. Stress is an unavoidable part of life. Workplace stress is costing Britain billions and causing some 150,000 Britons to take at least a month off each year.

Stress is clearly a problem, and the need for remedial action is apparent. With Industry suffering under thousands of days lost due to excessive stress and pressure you would think that by now someone at possibly a governmental level would have tried to do something about it but nope, hey lets go and bomb some other country smaller than ourselves and really make ourselves popular.

But perhaps thats it? Our glorious leaders response to excessive stress is to go and relive it all by bombing someone else. Lets just move the stress around a little and share!

If we get back to the real world for a little….

Stress is the physical and mental response of the body to demands made upon it. Stress is defined as a response to a demand that is placed upon you. Stress is something which affects only those who have high-pressure lives.

The level of your wellness or health is, in part, determined by the ability to deal with and defend against stress. Health officials stress that spreading knowledge is the key in the area of wellness and preventive medicine.

As a closing thought let me just repeat the opening line

Stress is Not Just For Adults! Many people don’t realize that stress is a very natural and important part of life. It is just that as with most things too much of it can cause damage.