Stress is a universal thing for all living creatures. Stress can be deadly but it can also be merely a daily thing that we all face successfully without losing our minds.
Americans face different types of stress than others. In developing countries, stress to merely survive is a reality. Americans should consider this when dealing with stress and classify what is most important versus merely a frustration. This does not mean any form of stress is not truly affecting Americans, but it does show that some stress should be dismissed as not as important.
Many Americans do face real and important issues though. The article, “What Americans are stressed about, charted” from survey conducted by the APA, looks at what really stressed Americans. The article states,
“APA since 2007 has commissioned a national survey to evaluate the country’s state of stress. The survey assesses the impact of stress on the general public, determines leading sources of stress, identifies how the public manages stress, and measures perceptions of stress.”
Many of the issues are usually political, or centered around acts of terrorism within the United States. To read the entire article, please click here
Stress can be due to silly things or serious things. We need as Americans to remove or reduce the silly things and learn how to cope with the more serious issues we face. Please also review our Stress Management Consulting Program and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.