The American Psychological Association reports millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. They are more anxious than older Americans and 12% suffer with Anxiety-related disorders (twice than that of Boomers). Moreover, research has found that anxiety and stress were the leading two causes for a decline in academic and work performance.
Millennials are very ambitious, have more choices than ever before, are more connected due to current advances in technology and social media. Unfortunately, millennials may secretly fear their inadequacies at a deep level. While we were raised to believe that we can have it all and be what we wan,t the harsh realities of our limitations as humanness can be daunting for some. It is important to remember that when we embrace the benefits of having more ambitious, passion and a cloak impenetrability, we must be mindful to not allow it to paralyze us and make us doubt ourselves.
FIND HEALTHY OUTLETS TO COPE!!
Your mind is powerful organ! Just the way that it is able to signal your body to react in dangerous (or seemingly dangerous) situations, it is able to embrace methods of decompression, calm and a less stressful response.
• Physical Activity
• Changing YOUR PERCEPTION OF THE PROBLEM OR PRESSURE
• Talking to a therapist
Changing the stress mindset not only minimizes the effects of stress, studies show, it enhances performance and productivity.
MINDFULNESS as #1 stress reducer
• Be present
• Move toward the stressor not away (face it…it has less power)
• I am concerned about_____ because _______; I believe this will happen ______.
• Change your mindset