I put a question mark after that title because unfortunately, I don’t have the answer. I went to my doctor last week and he said he has never in his life seen this amount of stress in all his patients. It’s true, the collective stress level of our country right now (perhaps much of the world too) is at an incredibly high level. You can’t watch a television news show without there being some mention of the bad economy and massive job losses.
No matter what you do for a living, no matter how much money you have, and no matter how good your health is you are in some way being affected by this economic situation. Even if you are not personally suffering, it has to affect you to see the worry in others.
At this time so many people are going in to work everyday not knowing whether it will be their last. When supervisors and bosses continually have closed door meetings, you know that can’t be good. The work stress caused by worrying about your job, your house, your bills, and pretty much everything else has to be taking it’s toll on a lot of people.
Those of us that can put blinders on in times like these are lucky. Some people let everything around them influence them and yet others have the ability to block things out. There is no definitive proof that stress is bad for your health but anyone who has ever suffered from it knows that it has to be bad for the body.
Additionally, all the indicators say that things are going to continue to get worse before they get better. You can get a wide variety of opinions on this subject all the way from those who think we are almost at the bottom of this crisis to those that think the end of the world is right around the corner. I doubt the world is ending but it sure seems like there is going to be more rocky times ahead.
I don’t get many return readers here anymore as all the traffic to this blog comes from the search engines. But if you do find this post, what are you doing to deal with this high stress level? How are you coping with the carnage we see all around us?