April is National Stress Awareness Month and looking at the stats, it’s an event we should take seriously. According to a 2015 study by the American Psychiatric Association, we named money and work as our primary cause of stress (67% and 65%, respectively). If you want to see how that stress is affecting us, take a look at these stats, compiled by the CDC and the American Institute of Stress:
- 75% of employees believe that workers have more on-the-job stress than a generation ago
- 26% of workers said they were “often or very often burned out or stressed by their work
- 25% have felt like screaming or shouting because of job stress, 10% are concerned about an individual at work they fear could become violent
So, what can we do?
Well, while we can’t avoid stress completely, there are things we can do to reduce and even prevent the damage it can cause. Exercise for example, is a great way to let off some steam. You can also try some of these 10 tips from Healthline.com and grab this free report from the official Stress Awareness Month website.
Want to see where your stress registers on the scale? Try this free quiz, compliments of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkley.