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“Non-specific response of the body for any demand for change”, has been defined as stress by Hans Selye in 1936. In 1951 a scientist published in the British Medical Journal that, “Stress in addition to being itself, was also the cause of itself, and the result of itself.”Stress was generally considered as being synonymous with distress and dictionaries defined it as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances”. Thus, stress was put in a negative light and its positive effects ignored as stress can be helpful and good when it motivates people to accomplish more.