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Stress and its Management

The stress could originate from the external environment or from within the psyche of the individual. The external environment would include environment with climatic factors, physical factors such as heat, cold, atmospheric pressure etc. It would also cover family environment and social ambiance. It could also have its origin in the occupational (work) environment. Note: Some of the possible factors leading to organizational stress are: inter role distance, expectation conflict, role stagnation, over load, resource inadequacy, isolation, and personal inadequacy. The psychological factors become the source of endogenous stress which may result from an internal conflict or the psychic trauma.
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How Do Dreams Affect Mood?

While your dreams may be forgotten soon after waking, they don’t just stay in your bedroom. Whatever you’re feeling in your dream — good or bad — affects your daytime mood and social interactions the next day.

According to sleep researcher Michelle Carr, studies have shown that people suffering from depression experience “more negative mood and emotion” in their dreams than others, as well as more frequent nightmares.

We’re still learning and processing memories during sleep, and that affects the kinds of dreams we have. Here are a few of the most common ones you may experience:
Lucid dreams:

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