STRESS – hair breakage, skin breakouts – how do i handle that?!

ImageThe bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your career and family responsibilities will always be demanding. Doesn’t it feel like there is always something to stress about? Then your hair seems to be thinning out and you don’t know why and you have these massive pimples coming out and you are pass your teen years. Another thing to stress over – your appearance. Sometimes, a significant stress of some sort may spark a change in your body’s routine physiological functions. In other words, your emotions can affect your entire body. That being said, it is important we learn to manage stress.

There are common things that we neglect in our daily stressful lives, we are so busy we might not be eating properly; we may lose weight or this is a popular one I’m guilty of, not sleeping well.  All of these lifestyle habits from emotional stress cause physiological stress and an imbalance in your system. That imbalance results in lack of nourishment for your hair and skin. Our body needs essential things to regenerate, so this is why some have hair breakage, shedding and simply do not know why.Image

Like termites, stress works insidiously to eat away at your body, mind and emotions. The results can become all too obvious, by showing up on your skin. Dermatologists agree that stress definitely triggers or aggravates skin conditions such as acne, hives, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, warts, cold sores and blisters.Image

Ongoing day-to-day stress adversely impacts your immune system.This makes your body susceptible to attack. The skin is an organ, widely connected to the rest of the physiology as well as the mind. In fact, your skin feeds your hair. It is natural that like the rest of you, your skin is also affected by stress

Your skin is like a mirror – it reflects everything that is going on within your body and mind. Pay attention to keeping your mind, body and emotions balanced, and the results will show up as a clear, glowing complexion and healthy hair!

It’s unlikely that stress will cease to be a part of our lives any time soon. But you have more control than you might think. In fact, the simple realization that you’re in control of your life is the foundation of stress management.

Managing stress is all about taking charge: of your thoughts, emotions, schedule, and the way you deal with problems

There are many ways to manage and cope with stress, but one thing they all require is change. You can either change the situation or change your reaction. While reading i came upon the 4 As: avoid, alter, adapt, or accept. I found them helpful

Since everyone has a unique response to stress, there is no “one size fits all” solution to managing it. No single method works for everyone or in every situation, so experiment with different techniques and strategies. Focus on what makes you feel calm and in control.

The 4 A’s

Avoid unnecessary stress

Not all stress can be avoided, and it’s not healthy to avoid a situation that needs to be addressed. You may be surprised, however, by the number of stressors in your life that you can eliminate

Alter the situation

If you can’t avoid a stressful situation, try to alter it. Figure out what you can do to change things so the problem doesn’t present itself in the future. Often, this involves changing the way you communicate and operate in your daily life.

Adapt to the stressor

If you can’t change the stressor, change yourself. You can adapt to stressful situations and regain your sense of control by changing your expectations and attitude. This is where you think positive, appreciating the good and not focusing on the negative

Accept the things you can’t change

Some sources of stress are unavoidable. You can’t prevent or change stressors such as the death of a loved one, a serious illness, or a national recession. In such cases, the best way to cope with stress is to accept things as they are. Acceptance may be difficult, but in the long run, it’s easier than railing against a situation you can’t change.

Lastly these 2 things help too >>>>>>>

Make time for fun and relaxation

Beyond a take-charge approach and a positive attitude, you can reduce stress in your life by nurturing yourself. If you regularly make time for fun and relaxation, you’ll be in a better place to handle life’s stressors when they inevitably come. Don’t get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that you forget to take care of your own needs. Nurturing yourself is a necessity, not a luxury!! Image

Adopt a healthy lifestyle

You can increase your resistance to stress by strengthening your physical health

The point is,

Unfortunately, stress has become an ubiquitous presence in our lives. At work, in our relationships, driving through rush-hour traffic — most of us take it for granted that there is nothing unusual about stressful situations occurring on a regular basis, day after day. But there is, we simply “gotta handle that”….

Here’s to a healthy body, a serene mind and a positive attitude!


One Love 😉


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