A new study has us all stressing out about stress. Released yesterday, the American Psychological Assocation says that people who live in Los Angeles are more stressed and gain more weight. The new study is just what we don't need: another worry about the appearace of how the area looks to other parts of the country (bet the Mayor is stressed too.)
According to the study most of our stress comes from money concerns, work and the economy. Nothing was mentioned about traffic though, just in case you were wondering.
In 2009, 57 percent of L.A. residents reported the economy as a significant source of stress. That number jumped to 75 percent for 2010. The nationwide average is between 73 and 74 percent.
Also, the percentage of L.A. residents who pointed to money problems as a source of stress jumped from 67 percent to 76 percent from 2009 to 2010.
Meanwhile, more residents are reporting lower job satisfaction this year than last, with 64 percent dropping to 58 percent.
Seriously, while we all have some concerns about our career and perhaps we aren't in the perfect place, the funny thing is Los Angeles residents live in an amazing place that doesn't cater to stress. Delightful sunsets, amenities that give any lifestyle a wonderful boost and opportunities that can't be found anywhere else.
Perhaps we are all stressed, but that doesn't mean we aren't happy, that does mean we don't want to lose what we got. Anyone want to crank call somebody where it is snowing right now? We are feeling in the mood to let some of this stress out.