How Stressed Out Are We Living In North Dakota?
I've come to realize it doesn't matter the size of the town you live in, stress can be everywhere
Especially lately with the gas prices soaring higher than a kite with no strings on a typical windy North Dakota afternoon. So there are obviously many variations of stress, and how people handle it. I can tell you this out of experience that the one cool thing we have here in Bismarck/Mandan is a lack of gridlock traffic. It's all you can do to maintain your blood pressure from exploding when you are sitting in your car in the middle of the freeway, an hour of your time driving 20 miles home on your commute.
So how do we compare with other states across the country when it comes to the 'Most and Least Stressed Out States'?
To me, there are a million ways stress can seep into your life, and most of us deal with it on a daily basis. According to Wallethub.com "WalletHub compared the 50 states across 41 key indicators of stress to determine the places to avoid and achieve a more relaxing life. Our data set ranges from average hours worked per week to the personal bankruptcy rate to the share of adults getting adequate sleep" This makes perfect sense, for how many times have you run across someone who complains about not getting enough rest? We all went through the pandemic, and think about how many people lost jobs and saw loved ones and friends lose their life.
Work, Money, Family, and Health & Safety Related Stress - Key factors all rolled up into one
**** The Top Three Most Stressed States ( as per wallethub.com )
3) New Mexico
**** The Top Three Least Stressed States
48) South Dakota
North Dakota came in at #44.
Hey, summer is just around the corner, long warm days hanging out down by the river
Keep that in the back of your mind when your stress meter starts rising.
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