The Economy Is Stressing People Out!

The worsening economy is stressing people out according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association taken in September. Results show that the economy is a significant source of stress, up from 66% in April.

Top stressors are:

  • Money (81%)
  • The Economy (80%)
  • Work (67%)
  • Health Problems affecting the family (67%)

Most Americans think they are dealing with their stress well, but less than half are exercise to de-stress, most opting to listen to music to relax.

Others have resorted to unhealthy coping strategies such as eating unhealthy foods, alcohol and smokes. While music is a great release from stress, exercise is an excellent way to unwind – incredibly healthy too!

Psychologist Katherine Nordal, the APA’s executive director for professional practice offers the following tips for individuals dealing with personal stress:

  • Monitor your own stress levels and seek support if you need it
  • Pay attention to what’s going on around you and try not to get caught up in the doom and gloom portrayed in the media
  • Take stock in your particular situation and what causes your stress
  • Reach out to family, friends and trusted advisers
  • If you continue to feel overwhelmed seek professional help

Read the full article here.

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The Economy Is Stressing People Out!

The worsening economy is stressing people out according to a survey conducted by the American Psychological Association taken in September. Results show that the economy is a significant source of stress, up from 66% in April.

Top stressors are:

  • Money (81%)
  • The Economy (80%)
  • Work (67%)
  • Health Problems affecting the family (67%)

Most Americans think they are dealing with their stress well, but less than half are exercise to de-stress, most opting to listen to music to relax.

Others have resorted to unhealthy coping strategies such as eating unhealthy foods, alcohol and smokes. While music is a great release from stress, exercise is an excellent way to unwind – incredibly healthy too!

Psychologist Katherine Nordal, the APA’s executive director for professional practice offers the following tips for individuals dealing with personal stress:

  • Monitor your own stress levels and seek support if you need it
  • Pay attention to what’s going on around you and try not to get caught up in the doom and gloom portrayed in the media
  • Take stock in your particular situation and what causes your stress
  • Reach out to family, friends and trusted advisers
  • If you continue to feel overwhelmed seek professional help

Read the full article here.

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