Mental descent, Myers, Abbott, American Psychological Association, Colman, Ataullahjan, Naicker, Van Lieshout, traumatic experiences, urban areas, stressful, stress
Happiness may be good for one's health, but seeking it may not be. There are many factors that people must consider before even considering whether they are happy or not. Typically, stress is a factor that is seem as a barrier to satisfaction. Since stress is part of everyone's life, avoidance is impossible. Whether it is personal or from negative influence, people naturally build up stress. From daily tasks to future dreams, stress accumulates. The problem is when people cannot relieve themselves from stress.
[...] This is likely due to social isolation as they are not yet integrated into the local culture. This may be less of a problem in a multicultural country such as Canada, for most people can find and settle in an area of his or her culture (Abbott p. 163). As a result, stress can be minimized through a healthy and orderly lifestyle at a place of familiarity. Nevertheless, stress is not a matter of choice; it is part of nature. [...]
[...] Although this would have been naturally effective at alerting the body of danger, the environment of modern society has shown the consequence of stress. Typically, everyone have acute stress. This is a short-term type of stress, and usually, most people are easily relieved from it. Interestingly, acute stress can also be a form of motivation. The more violent types are episodic acute stress and chronic stress. These are typically triggered by poor lifestyles or traumatic experiences. If not treated, they may lead to various mental disorders such as depression (American Psychological Association, 2011). [...]
[...] Due to mainly paid work and lack of employment security, this age group tends be severely impacted by work stress (Beaujot & Anderson p. 297). Mainly, it is the hours and amount of work that is the most influential on the level of stress (Beaujot & Anderson p. 311). In terms of the type of work, people that are in management, clerical work, and professional work feel more stressed. This is also why urban area are more stressful. Other than the faster lifestyle and greater demands (Abbott p. 162), these stressful occupations are typically situated in urban areas (Crompton p. [...]
[...] Stress: The different kinds of stress. Retrieved December from http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/stress-kinds.aspx. Beaujot, R., & Andersen, R. (2007). Time-Crunch: Impact of Time Spent in Paid and Unpaid Work, and its Division in Families. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 295-315. Retrieved December from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rch&AN=27245900&si te=ehost-live Colman, I., Ataullahjan, A., Naicker, K., & Van Lieshout, R. J. (2012). Birth Weight, Stress, and Symptoms of Depression in Adolescence: Evidence of Fetal Programming in a National Canadian Cohort. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 422-428. Retrieved December from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rch&AN=79311265&si te=ehost-live Crompton, S. [...]
[...] Thus, losing a job is as stressful as trying to keep it. Similarly, losing a loved one is as traumatic as losing a life-long job against his or her will. In both situations, it is the feeling of hopelessness that dominates and devours one's purpose. Eventually, these traumatic experiences will develop into chronic stress if not treated. To make matters worse, the victims of chronic stress get used to it and forget about the hope and possibility of relief (American Psychological Association, 2011). [...]
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