Having A Bad Day? Chances Are You’ll Have 59 More in 2018
Having a bad day? Brace yourself — the average American experiences 60 bad days per year, a new study has revealed.
The survey of 2,000 working Americans examined how we deal with stress, what exactly a “bad day” consists of and what effect it has on our health.
The biggest contributor to your no good rotten day? Work. The results found the average person blamed work for four out of the five bad days they experience in a typical month.
The research, commissioned by fitness app Freeletics, looked at the specific reasons given for people recently experiencing a bad day and found not getting enough sleep was the biggest contributing factor to a bad day (67 percent).
Thirty-four percent have had their days ruined by having some plans fall through, and 25 percent said a bad hair day led to a full-fledged bad day.
Sporting heartbreak can even ruin a day, but most Americans are able to quickly shrug off their favorite sports team losing a game, with only eight percent listing it as a contributing factor to a bad day.
Now that we know what causes the stress, what can we do to de-stress? According to the results, a little “workout therapy” will go a longer way in helping with bad days. Those that took the survey were split based on their frequency of exercising, with results showing how beneficial working out actually is — both physically and mentally. The frequently with which someone works out correlated with how likely they were to report that exercise helps them deal with stress.
Downloading the Power 96 app has also shown signs of alleviating stress at work or at home!
Some information used was obtained from Fox News