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I'm Stressed!

How many times a week do you think to yourself or say out loud “I’m stressed?” Whether it is job stress, school stress, family stress, financial stress, or body image stress it seems to be a common phrase that we have all used. However, have you ever wondered what it means to be stressed or what exactly stress is? Let’s walk through what stress is, the types of stressors that may be affecting you, and what stress interventions can help you wipe that phrase out of your life!

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What is Stress?

Stress defined by the Oxford Dictionary (2017) is “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.” In order to have stress the following occur in combination:

Stressor: a trigger that has