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Since the good old days, we have been associating holidays to a fun filled time with our nearest and dearest.

For some it may be still the same, but for many, holidays don’t come as a stress buster. Instead they contribute towards their already stressful life. But why have the holidays lost the charm and refreshment? Why do we suddenly have to talk about holiday stress? Why do we suddenly want to run way from something that we want very badly-we crave to have a break from our mundane and monotonous routine but when get holidays we feel stressed. But its not an inborn defect that holidays have but the stress is a bi product of our attitude towards the situation we are in. Do we want to be and remain upset or get over it? We need to look and probe at all the possibilities and not the restrictions.

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Productive and effective management of stress includes a set of ideal techniques and methods that enable an individual to cope up with the demands of his or her surroundings. These could be external or internal, physical or emotional, and even psychological triggers. Because stress is a product of a close interaction and balance between one’s ability to acclimate to a susceptible condition, it demands the testing of such skills each of the individuals’ possesses.

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A labyrinth of mediators and a complex interaction between multiple players, defines the concept of stress, which has now become a common feature of our everyday lives. Though surprising, it is true that stress also has numerous psychophysiological components of it. Brain or our nervous system are the central organs that determine the true origin and magnitude of stress. For any external stimuli to be perceived as pressure, stress or an unusual situation, the brain has to receive the external stimuli and recognize it as a condition of stress of unusual condition, in order to evoke an appropriate response. The sensory system works in coordination with the motor and neuron functions to provide necessary stimuli which are further processed. These stressors could be of varied origins such as physical, biological, psychological, sociological or philosophical and to be perceived by the brain, they undergo a cognitive processing.

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Stress – Explored further beyond

In today’s world wherein competition to reach the top is in its most magnified form, it is not very surprising that people of all ages are subjected to some form of stress at some point of time or the other. While a high school student might be stressed out with having to cope up with too many assignments, a business executive might be facing stressful situations while having to meet deadlines with presentations and so on. It therefore becomes evident that there are many types of stress related conditions and therefore, an equal number of stress management methods. All these methods are completely subjective to the types of situations that come across.

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scientific-and-conservative-definitions-of-stress

Regardless of how we may perceive it, “Stress” is an inevitable part of our lives. It is a necessary evil, which can be both, good or bad depending upon how we resolve past it in the end. While a slight stir up might keep us on track, a superfluous magnitude of stress exposure can result in complete and multi-step failure of the body’s machinery.

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