Are you stuck in peace and serenity all the time? Does your life move along smoothly, without hassle? Do you find that you are more relaxed than stressed throughout the week?
If you answered ‘no’ to any or all of those questions, then you’re probably not one of the millions of people that the American Psychological Association calls ‘the most stressed‘.
According to the APA, 18 to 33 year olds are more stressed than the rest of the US population (it was a US only study). The focus of their stress was mainly about work and money.
That really comes down to nothing but money, doesn’t it? Why are we so obsessed about making money though? Do we want a new car, more clothes, or a new house? Or, do we just want a pair of shoes, because we have none? Whatever the answer, the real reason we want more money is this:
Money equals options.
When you have more money, you have more options. When you have more options, you can meet more of your needs. And when your needs are met, you are less stressed, more relaxed, and life does move along more smoothly. [Read more…]