Stress refers to any disruptive event happens to us which is expressed by physical, behavioral,
emotional or cognitive responses. Here, engineering model states that stress is something that
happens to us when we are exposed to a stressor. Accordingly, it is important to realize that
what are the stressors, some symptoms and how to deal with it.
A stressor can be events or environments that an individual would consider demanding,
challenging, and or threaten the individual's safety.
Some illustrations of stressors are as follows:
1. Lack of Work-life Balance
2. Obsession With Smart Devices
3. Stressful Home Environment
4. Few Quality Relationships
5. Personal insecurities
Symptoms of Stress:
Following are some signs that we usually see in people having stress.
1. Quite sad
2. Not willing to do something without any cause.
4. Stream of thoughts
6. High blood pressure
7. Quick breathes.
Our purpose should be dealing with stress in such a manner that it can help us in doing our
tasks. People usually go for the following:
1. Read a book, short story or magazine.
2. Have a tea or meal with friend or just go outside for any purpose.
3. Listen to music or watch performance of favorite person.
4. Essentially, break down problem into parts and take steps one by one.
5. Workout – do some exercise or meditation.
Stress is a part of our life. We usually expose to certain levels of stress but what make stress
more severe is the inability to handle it, which results from inability to recognize what is
actually going on. We have to analyze our stressors in order to deal with it in such a manner so
that it make our tasks accomplish effectively. For instance, when students have to appear in an
exam, the stressor is not the exam but the inadequate preparation for the exam is a stressor.
Likewise, a fear of being caught while driving without license is a stressor, not the traffic
constable who is performing his duty. Accordingly, if we want to avoid stress, we should
recognize our stressors and eliminate or cope with them in order to reduce stress, that’s how