The effect of work problems on mental state of an individual

A job is good for our bank account but it may not be so good for our well-being. After an average working day, we feel our muscles are stiff and our head can crack anytime. Such symptoms suggest that our body is not all right with everything we did during a day. Struggle with taking enough fluid in and eating a home-made lunch? Say hello to gastrointestinal problems and constipation. Sitting as if you are chained to the desk? Welcome an obtruded blood circulation in lower limbs. But these are just the direct physical consequences an average sedentary job can give us. There is more to the experience of people who work in a really stressful environment.
Every person has their own level at which an ordinary job becomes intolerable. Someone may start a hysteria communicating with customers, someone else may experience a severe depression having witnessed how people die in the field or in the hospital day to day. Anxiety and depression may easily emerge due to the workplace factors. In most cases, people notice minor emotional dysfunction. Obsessive thoughts about work experience or performance bring agitation that follows people everywhere. Isolation from individuals unrelated to work often makes it impossible to socialize going out with friends.
There are several reasons behind the conflict between ourselves and the workplace. Some people are workaholics unable to give the job a rest. The others are stuck in a workplace they hate and consider they cannot do any better. Nevertheless, all of us have to set some limits for everyone trespassing on our personal life. Workaholism is a very American trait, but there is no good sacrificing our personal space and mental health to work.

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The effect of different phobias on your personality

All of us have a fear of something, but an exaggerated and irrational angst is already a mental disorder. If one experiences a strong sense of panic about certain place or object, they become dysfunctional in a few situations at least. The life with a phobia is a mess because anxiety is preserved long after the panic is gone. Individuals are afraid not only of a specific object (open spaces, spiders, other people) but of the mere fact that they are afraid. The vicious circle of anxiety makes people dysfunctional for a considerable part of their productive time.
Many different phobias make people equally isolated. The fear of embarrassment or collapse in the public discourages individuals from interaction or going out. They prefer to withdraw with their phobia for no one could see it. Phobic individuals also suffer from their feeling out of control in the situation. Even if they understand that their fear is irrational, they still cannot stop it. People feel helpless seeing how phobia affected their job and social life. The problem is, people try to make it more comfortable living with a phobia instead of concentrating their energy on getting rid of it.
Phobias do no good to personality and its development, limiting our actions in many aspects of life. Affected individuals often say that they are not themselves in a panic episode. They do not behave adequately afterward either attracting more attention to their abnormal state. Counseling and timely therapy is the way to deal with phobia before it has crushed one’s career and personal life. People can hardly deal with phobias on their own but the cure is quite real for people who seek help from others.

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The different phases of human growth and development

Human life is the succession of different stages in our development. Every 10-15 years, we change physically and emotionally. The first 10 years of human life are the time of the most rapid development of a human. The infant visibly grows with every month, and by the age of three kids look quite developed. The same three years is nothing for a thirtyish person in the midst of their productive age. On the other hand, septuagenarians age fast, and every 5 years change them visibly. Wonderful transformations happen to the humans during their life, most vivid in the first and the last decades of life.

The period we typically call childhood is divided into several stages of development. Scientists define no less than 3 or 4 stages of the childhood – they are infancy, early childhood, childhood itself (the middle one), and late childhood. Infancy is the period from birth to the 18 month of life. The baby gradually takes control over its body, it learns to crawl, sit, and stand. Mental changes allow infants to recognize parents and their voices. The infant completely depends on the care of their parents, for much of these 18 months, the mother can breastfeed.

Early childhood lasts from the 18 month up to the age of 3. The child learns to walk, talk, and use the toilet independently. It interacts with other children and becomes social. The middle childhood is the period since the age of 3 to 6. It is the age of active socialization when the child learns to interact with a group. Late childhood is the period when the child is 6 to 10 years old. The child develops fast mentally and emotionally and prepares for sexual maturing.

Adolescence is an introduction into adulthood. Teens are more adult-like physically, but their emotional and mental development cannot catch up with the physical growth. Yet even early adulthood is the time of active exploration and learning.

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