Stress can come from anywhere- at any time, the older we get, the more susceptible we seem to be to this imaginary bully and its destructive ways on our well-being. It seems to creep in at the most inconvenient moments and wreak havoc. Impacting our social life, eating habits, sleep, exercise plans, confidence, and overall demeanor, stress is something no one is a fan of!
A 2017 study shows that more millennials & people as young as 18 are experiencing increasing hair loss from too much stress
While adults are the most likely to report these feelings and would be the obvious age group that is impacted, adulthood isn’t always where it starts. For most teens, there’s something in their environment that’s causing them stress-related issues as well. The majority of their issues start at school with the mixture of intense courses, expectations for performance within sports and arts, and the pressure of obtaining acceptance into a reputable college. During the school year, teens report their stress level being nearly twice as much as it is during the summer and holiday breaks.
How do you deal with stress? Do you lose sleep, stop working out, over eat or indulge in some other sort of comfort? Do you pick or pull out your eyelashes, eyebrows, and/or hair? If you are a young person and you pull out your hair or pick your skin, you are not alone. You and MILLIONS of other people share these problems. Learning proper stress management skills is the key to overcoming many obstacles. Additionally, the TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors knows how to help those experiencing pulling and picking. http://www.bfrb.org/
Here are a few tips that we recommend for those who often find themselves paralyzed by the pressure of stress in their life.
- Identify the source — Knowing what’s causing your problem is the first step to properly combating the issue. Keeping a journal in order to track triggers and effects of certain factors in your world that cause these feelings has been shown to help many individuals.
- Learn how to deal or seek help — This step really encompasses a number of steps, once you’ve identified the issue comes the real need to hone in and get to work. Discovering what eases you in the moment, learning to manage your emotions instead of bottling or exploding, setting yourself up for overall success—it’s a process, and it’ll take time, but ultimately you’ll be grateful for the process that leads to a newfound sense of freedom.
- Coping with stress is something we must all do at some point in our lives, regardless of who we are, where we come from or where we’re going. The choice is up to us whether or not we will allow this nuisance to deter us from moving forward and experiencing all that life has for us. At HPIHair Partners we understand that it’s easy to give in, but we also know that it can lead to long-lasting effects like hair loss. We encourage you to take the appropriate steps to either gain coping mechanisms on your own or seek the help of medical professionals.
Don’t stress. Do your BEST. Forget the rest!
“A quiet mind is able to hear intuition over fear.”