A stressor is any “event, situation, person, object, phenomenon which is perceived as a stressful element and that which as a result induces the stress reaction”. Stressors can be psychological or physical (bio-ecological) in nature.

In simpler term, stressors are events, circumstance(s) that lead to someone feeling that physical or psychological demands are about to exceed his or her ability to cope.

What are your own stressors?