Essay PTE/IELTS- Stress is now a major problem in many countries around the world. What are some of the factors in modern society that cause this stress, and how can we reduce it?
In today’s cut-throat world, we are in constant competition every day of our lives. This is a global menace and has affected every faction of the population regardless of age. In this essay, we will analyse the different causes of stress and how one can mitigate the same.
Ever since the day we are born, we are pushed to compete with not just one another but also with ourselves. The world today has changed a lot from what it was a few decades ago. Now, life is more fast-paced, with everyone competing to be the best, people are putting in so much more effort than they usually would so they don’t miss out on anything. Children are expected to be masters of all extra-curricular activities while at the same time excelling in academics. White collar employees are toiling hard to outdo themselves and their colleagues so they can get a good appraisal at the end of the year. The agricultural workforce is facing stress due to lack of water for their crops. Many people are putting their blood, sweat and tears into their work as they equate happiness with money. A single parent in trying to meet all ends meet by taking up multiple jobs. All these cause rising levels of stress in different individuals, which can further lead the person to acquire psychological and physiological disorders. To cope with the same, people should pause for a moment and take a deep breath. Time management, dedicating some time for their hobbies, seeing a shrink and changing their lifestyle and dietary habits, all can do wonders in battling stress.
For instance, most of us today are leading a sedentary lifestyle. This, along with having to meet deadlines could result in a lot of stress, often leading to chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. We can do little things in the workplace itself to manage this such as easy office exercises. We can also pay more attention to what we eat and focus on exercising so our minds and bodies are healthy.
Thus, although stress is an inseparable part of our lives, we can always make an effort to manage it. They say, ‘Where there is a will, there is a way,” and I believe that everyone can work towards a better work-life balance to minimize stress.