Healthy Ways to Identify and Reduce Stress
It is helpful to understand the different types of stress, so you can identify what you're experiencing and how best to address it. To categorize stress and tension simply, there are three different kinds - physical, mental, and emotional.
Physical stress and tension relates to your physical body. If your body is stressed trying to recover from an illness or injury, or your muscles are tensed from overexertion, this is physical stress.
Mental stress is more about your mind and mental functioning. Perhaps you've spent long hours working on a project or when trying to solve a problem, you find yourself "overthinking" and maybe even obsessing about finding a solution. These are just a few examples of mental stress.