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Stress being a part of life never actually leaves you. It comes in many ways to all people whether it is a 2-year-old child or a hundred-year-old person. It can be in any form and to anyone. Stress however is not considered a big issue in a country like India.

Stress can be sometimes big and sometimes small. Big and small here means that it can be either something which will affect you to a very great extent or it may not have any effect on you. But again here you can categorise stress further into long term and short term.

Now, what do you actually mean by this?

WHAT’S IN IT

  1. Long term stress
  2. Short term stress
  3. How short term stress may lead to long term stress?
  4. Causes of short term stress.
  5. Conclusion
  6. FAQ’s

Long term stress

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The long term stress is a kind of stress that may affect you for a longer period of time. Say for example you have a debt of fifty lakh which you have to pay within 2 years. Now till the end of two years until you actually pay the full amount you will be suffering from stress like how to pay, from where to arrange the money, what will happen if you are not able to pay the debt etc. Now, this stress is long term stress as it will affect you for the next two years.

Say for example your sister is getting married after a month and you are given the responsibility to arrange an amount of say twenty lakhs to cover the expenses and you are not in a position of even having twenty thousand rupees. Now you will be in a position of stress until you actually arrange the amount. This is another example of long term stress.

Short term stress

Short term stress usually gets dissolved within one or two days. How ever this short term stress may become long term stress. Say for example you were given an assignment that you did not complete on time. What will happen? Your boss will be angry with you which will eventually result in him scolding you. Now you will be constantly under stress with this. However, in a day or two suppose you were given another assignment which you completed before time and our boss appreciated you will lead to happiness which will kill the previous stress.

How Short term stress may lead to long term stress?

Many times we ignore our short term stress symptoms because they usually disappear within a day or two. But sometimes this short term stress may result in long term stress.

Say for example you started getting into the habit of betting and you started to lose say very less amount of rupees a hundred daily. This will result in short term stress. However, if you keep ignoring one day you may actually face a big loss and then these stressed memories may pile up and result in greater stress. This stress may be long term because you will have to give time to recover from this loss.

How to identify the causes of short term stress?

Short term stress may be due to various factors as listed below.

Health 

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A person may face various short term health issues like the current situation of coronavirus. Many people are under stress due to this as this disease is considered dangerous. The fear of this disease is short term because it is only there when you go out or do not take proper precautions.

Relationships

Relationships are the biggest reason for stress nowadays every person starting from a teen faces relationship issues including may thing like an unhappy partner, violent partner, Toxic partner etc but this is an example of long term stress. Short term stress in relationships include having an argument with your partner, partner falling ill, etc etc.

Money 

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Short term debt or short term requirement of money may lead to stress which eventually fades with the fulfilment of the requirement. This may also include examples like a failed transaction where money got deducted from your account but the transaction failed.

Emotional problems

There are many emotional problems waiting for you in the real world. One good example of this type of stress which girls may relate to very easily can be that losing their makeup kit or breaking a nail. This may seem a normal problem but for some girls, this may be an emotional stress moment.

Life changes 

Every day various events take place out of which some may have an effect on you like seeing an extreme fight in public that involved lots of blood and sensitive moment. These types of things may affect you and cause stress in your day to day life.

Personal beliefs, Occupation, Environment, Discrimination, Other Events, etc.

Conclusion

Stress being a part of life never actually leaves you. It comes in many ways to all people whether it is a 2-year-old child or a hundred-year-old person. The long term stress is a kind of stress that may affect you for a longer period of time. Say for example you have a debt of fifty lakh which you have to pay within 2 years.

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