Thereexists a close relationship between occupation, health, and one`swellbeing. The strength of the impact of occupation on health andwellbeing depends on the connection between an individual,occupation, and the environment. This effect is also dependent on apersonalized equilibrium in self-care, leisure, and productivity(BuunkGibbons & Buunk, 2013).
Iam a very complicated individual in the sense that I do not have anydefined contexts within which I function better. In most cases, myfunctionality depends on my concentration level and the scale ofdistractions in the surrounding. My concentration level is directlyaffected by my mental state. This means that when I do not havestress, I can function better than when I have stress. On the otherhand, the magnitude of distractions entails the degree to which theycan sway my concentration abilities.
Occasionally,I go through stressful moments that necessitate coping because theyare part of life. As such, I have developed several routines thatserve as my coping skills during difficult moments. These routinesinclude procrastinating, exercise, social engagement, and learningthe art of forgiveness. Out of the above-named routines, three arehealthy coping skills. Therapists recommend that stress copingroutines should enhance one’s physical and emotional health (BuunkGibbons & Buunk, 2013).My three positive methods include engaging socially, which gives mean opportunity to vent my stress through speaking to other people.This is followed by exercising, where I go to the gym and try to workout and lastly forgive, especially if the mental burden resulted fromanother person`s action. In the past, I used to employ unhealthycoping skills during times of stress. The most common habit that Ihad developed was smoking. I could smoke anytime I faced anxietyuntil I realized that it was not good for my health. Therefore, Idecided to stop smoking as a coping mechanism and found healthierways to manage stress.
Buunk,B. P., Gibbons, F. X., & Buunk, A. (Eds.). (2013). Health,coping, and well-being: Perspectives from social comparison theory.Psychology Press.