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Social support and its importance in the fight against STRESS

97p-p.jpgThere is no doubt, the social support from co-workers, relatives and friends plays an important role in reducing the stress.Basically the social support comes in the form of some kind of emotional support or information. How can this help us? First the emotional support from friends, family members and colleagues shows us, that we are worthy and valued by them. As a result our self esteem rises and we start to feel much better. We start to think positive and to perceive, that we have the ability to cope with the situation. The social support could also be expressed in a form of some information about how to handle a stressful situation. For example a much more experienced person could help someone by encouraging him/her and by giving some tips.So basically if you feel, that the stress is too much. One of the ways to cope with it is by seeking a social support. Always look for a person that will give you some emotional support – that would be someone, who believes in you and loves you. Do not forget that some information can also reduce the stress factor. Always try to find someone who had a similar problem and solved it successfully. Do not hesitate to ask someone more experienced that you if you believe, that they will help you.


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