Brian Harris

The Most Common Causes of Stress

Causes of Stress

The lives of humans in society may seem vastly different on the surface, from differences in relationships and careers to hobbies and taste in music, but deep down the common causes of stress in our lives are fundamentally the same. 

Although a certain amount of what is considered “good stress” is crucial for living a normal, structured, driven life, too much stress can lead to mental and emotional adverse effects. 

There is also the possibility that you’ve been feeling stressed, but you can’t identify the cause, which is the first step in management. Continue reading to learn more about the fundamental stressors we share and what you can do to ease them.


One of the earliest identifiable triggers of stress is experienced in the school system, even at a young age. Why is this? Learning doesn’t always come easily and neither does meeting a plethora of new people.

When you’re away from home daily for the first time, having to also focus on what you’re learning, both of these things may feel overwhelming and take getting used to.

Down the road, continued education becomes a source, justifiably so. Of course, it’s going to be challenging when you’re preparing for your career. Like the beginning of your education career, there will be challenging new relationships, too. 

What you have experienced in education is the basis of what you will experience in nearly every aspect of your life from here on. 


Once you’re finished with your education, you enter the workforce. 

Forty percent of Americans in the workforce say they have experienced work-related stress. Furthermore, one-quarter of those people say that work is their biggest source of stress.

Even if you have full command of your job and it comes easy to you, you’re not exempt. Being overworked, working too many hours, and losing the balance between career and personal life can be more stressful than being unsuccessful.

Like in the education system, the complex human dynamic is often a source of stress at work. 


Speaking of those around you, let’s discuss family. By virtue of how we live, the family becomes a stressor. We are born an individual with distinct, inherent personality traits, and cohabitation alone can prove difficult.

Just as your friend and colleagues have differing thoughts, ideas, and values as yourself, shared genetics do not make family members any different.

Differences among families, however, can result in disagreements because the family dynamic is challenging and unique. Each person wants the best for each other, but there is an unspoken expectation that decisions and life choices will be shared by virtue of relation. 

In other cases, dealing with divorce is a source of stress. Whether you are a child of divorced parents or you are going through it yourself, it is a leading cause of anxiety, stress, and even depression.

Coping With Causes of Stress

Alleviating stress doesn’t have to be complicated. A simple regimen of relaxation and botanical, supporting products like those offered by Etanicals provide natural relief for many.

It is important that you find a solution that works for you because stress wreaks silent havoc on the body and can lead to long-term problems. Take care of yourself daily, in small ways, and peace will follow.

Finding Peace and Balance

We hope that you now have the clarity that you are not alone and you have options. The causes of stress can only be controlled to a certain extent, but what you can control is how you handle it.

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