Common Causes of Stress

Here is a list of examples of situations that can prove stressful, depending on the individual.  This list is not exhaustive but we recommend that you look through it and use it to generate your own list of things that might be creating stress in your life. 

lack of natural daylight  lack of fresh air  
atmosphere too hot or too coldnoise levels    
insufficient water    change     
uncertainty     job insecurity    
new job    new technology    
targets and deadlines     conflict with boss or colleague 
customer expectations    other people’s stress   
the work environment     long hours    
lack of support      harassment and bullying   
lack of control   lack of feedback   
lack of recognition and reward   unclear goals    
lack of training      small children    
teenagers       elderly or sick parents  
financial concerns    illness     
moving house     relationship problems    
arguments      new baby    
someone cutting you up in traffic  nothing to do   
too much to do     too much choice   
divorce       bereavement     
work/life balance    lack of exercise   
family conflict    burglary     
getting married      the economy    
traffic jams    politics     
war       crime     

Use the suggestions in the main article to establish what action you are going to take to reduce their impact.