Stress can be defined as anything that puts forward a challenge for an individual. Considering the modern day lifestyles and the constant work pressures, most individuals constantly face challenges in almost each and every aspect of their life. Most occupations are known to lead to a lot of stress because of their challenging requirements. These occupations usually combine factors such as a low control over the surrounding environment, rapid decision making and a greater psychological demand. This leads to what has been termed as “job strain”.
While talking about job strains, it is important to see what an individual is compatible with. You must try to ensure that you choose occupations that allow you to be surrounded with individuals who have similar personalities. You should also try and choose environments that are suitable for your personality. The idea is to choose something which is comfortable for you, indoors or outdoors, working with people or working alone.
What is it that makes people different? After all, everyone goes through the same level of stress. The difference is that some people feel less stressed than others. In other words, some people know how to cope with stress better than others. So how do they do this?
Some people are known to have personalities which don’t allow them to succumb to negative emotions such as fear, sadness, anger, anxiety, etc. On the other hand, there are people who are known to be extremely sensitive to all these emotions when something unpleasant happens. Thus, a person’s personality generally makes him or her prone to stress or immune to stress.
Another factor which helps some people to become more immune to stress are life experiences. These people suffer from tragic experiences which make them more resistant to stress. People who grew up in nurturing environments and had pleasant childhoods can also be more resistant to stress.
On the other hand, people who have gone through stressful situations all through their childhood and people who have suffered neglect or abuse are more prone to stress. They are much more likely to not be able to adjust to their surroundings when they experience stress later on in life.
While people generally concentrate on the impacts of stress on their health, very few people realize that stress also causes a lot of damage to their skin. Stress can end up making the skin more reactive or more sensitive. For example, high levels of stress can trigger skin breakouts or make the psoriasis, acne or rosacea problems worse. Beyond the psysiological effects themselves, stress can also make people forget about their skin care routine. In most cases, people lack the will or the energy to take care of their skin and signs of stressful behaviors such as rubbing or scratching the skin simply makes matters worse.
Therefore, it is important to incorporate certain stress management therapies into one’s daily life. This not only allows an individual to feel better, but also take better care of the skin and the body. Moreover, a proper skin care routine also helps in negating the influences of stress. This can in turn allow people to decrease their overall anxiety levels and make them feel better emotionally.