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Stress

response of your body and mind to being challenged or threatened

Eustress

stress that produces positive effects

Distress

stress that produces negative effects

Catastrophe

an unexpected event that threatens lives and may destroy property

Fight-flight response

initial reaction of the body to a stressor during alarm stage

Alarm stage

your body releases adrenaline and you are alerted of the challenge or threat

Resistance stage

the inability to successfully respond to a stressor during alarm stage

Exhaustion stage

when your body can no longer keep up with the demands

Optimism

tendency to focus on positive aspects of a situation

Pessimism

tendency to focus on negative aspects of a situation and to expect the worst

Perfectionist

a person who accepts nothing less than excellence

Resilience

ability to recover from extreme/prolonged stress

Mental rehearsal

technique used to practice an event without actually doing it

Biofeedback

technique for learning to control one or more body functions by monitoring body's responses

Stressor

an event that causes stress

Everyday stress

everyday occurrences that cause stress

Catastrophic

stress caused by a catastrophe

Major life changes

a major event that impacts your life

Environmental stress

stressful events that you have no control over

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