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Managing That Stress: For Young Adults

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Stress, according to the Institute of Mental Health, is "the feeling of pressure, strain or tension that comes from dealing with challenging situations". Although we try our hardest to wish that it would not come to us, the truth is that we will face it daily.

Where does our stress come from? Maybe from waiting for a bus for over 15 minutes or knowing that your new boss has high expectations. It could also be major life transitions into "adulting", but whatever stressors you face - don't worry! I have them too, and it may help to learn what are the better ways of managing it on a day to day basis.

If you are like me, transitioning into the world of young adult life, here's some things that have helped me. And I hope it will help you too!

The Top 3 Stressors! Does it match yours? Singapore spends $3.1 billion on stress-related illnesses annually: Study, Health News. SINGAPORE - A study has found that Singapore spends about US$2.3 billion (S$3.1 billion), or 18 per cent, of its total healthcare expenditure on stress-related illnesses annually.

Singapore spends $3.1 billion on stress-related illnesses annually: Study, Health News

This put the nation's proportion of expenditure on stress-related illnesses second-highest out of the nine regions studied in the report, coming just 0.8 per cent behind Australia's 18.8 per cent. The other seven regions were Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. The report, which was produced by healthcare consultancy firm Asia Care Group on behalf of health insurance and services company Cigna, was published on Thursday (Nov 21). Globally, 84 per cent of people surveyed in past studies admitted to feeling stressed, said Cigna's regional chief executive officer Julian Mengual, while 64 per cent reported that they operated in an "always on" environment. "Stress is a big issue... Signs and Symptoms of Stress. How stress affects your body - Sharon Horesh Bergquist.

Stress Management Strategies: Ways to Unwind. Useful Apps To Reduce Stress And Anxiety - CLEO Singapore. The battle with mental health is very real.

Useful Apps To Reduce Stress And Anxiety - CLEO Singapore

In Singapore, more and more individual and agencies are taking steps to minimise the stigma surrounding mental health. In September, National Council of Social Service released a heartstrings-tugging video of a social experiment that highlights how the society view people with mental health conditions. We’re not doctors, so we won’t tell you how to improve your mental health, and while we all know that there are various reasons for the different conditions, stress has been found to be one key reason. Today, on World Mental Health Day, we would like to highlight a few apps that can help you manage your stress levels. If you’re into meditation and mindfulness, this is the app you need on your iPhone. Like its name suggests, this app helps reduce anxiety and improve sleep. Sleep can be good for your salary, says US study, United States News.

NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - It is widely known that sleep affects one's mood and health.

Sleep can be good for your salary, says US study, United States News

Less understood is how it can also affect a person's salary. A study published last year in the Review of Economics and Statistics found that workers who live in locations where people get more sleep tend to earn more than those in areas where people get less. One theory: Better-rested workers are more productive and are compensated for it with additional income. "There are other explanations, but we consider them less likely," said an author of the study, Mr Matthew Gibson, an economist at Williams College. It is not as if simply sleeping more will lead to the boss paying the employee more. Studying the issue is complicated by reverse causality: Not only does sleep affect work, but work also affects sleep. Use lavender scents and oil. Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend. How about laughing it off? Check out Karyn Buxman in FUNNY stress management techniques.

Give up your mobile devices - for a good break! Infographic from Sentosa.