Nobody likes stress but it's something everyone has to deal with. As you think about the most stressful events in your life what would be your top 5? A recent survey of Americans might surprise you. According to healthstatus.com the following events rank as the top 5 most stressful things in peoples lives.
1. Death of a loved one
This can be a spouse, parent, child or friend. Death is part of life, but the death of a loved one is something that causes significant stress.
Divorce is a major stressor in peoples lives. In addition to causing us to feel stress, it can also stress out our children. Many couples are so wrapped up with their own emotions during a divorce that they fail to notice the impact of the situation on their children.
Everyone hates moving. Packing up all of your belongings and then unpacking them is just a hassle. Very few of us are fortunate enough to be able to have someone do all of this labor for us so it tends to be stressful. However, even if we do not have to lift a finger, moving is still a disruption of our normal routine.
4. Major Illness
Any type of major illness is a significant stressor for the entire family. One person being ill does not just affect that person, but everyone around him or her. A major illness is one of the worst stressors we can endure as it can go on for years, taking its emotional toll on everyone around, especially children.
5. Job Loss
In addition to being humiliating, the loss of a job will most likely through you into financial turmoil. Losing a job often results in depression as well as anxiety. Not only did your self esteem take a hit, but you are also worried about money. You will probably experience stress until you get a new job or reconcile yourself to the fact that you will have to get by on less money.
Are you sensing any sort of pattern here with regard to stress? Each of the aforementioned stressors all has one thing in common – they disrupt our lives. We don’t like to have our lives disrupted and when it happens, even if it a good disruption, it causes stress. Learning how to handle stress can go a long way in the state of your health.
The information above was adapted from the following article.https://www.healthstatus.com/health_blog/depression-stress-anxiety/top-5-stressful-situations/