Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Is Recession Stress Stealing Our Lives?
It was so great to be able to chillout by the lake today, and concentrate on the important things in life. Like throwing the stick for the hound.
Especially after reading this story.
The study by Desjardins Financial Security, found that one-third of the 1,062 people surveyed are experiencing anxiety, losing sleep, suffering from headaches, muscle aches and other physical tension — symptoms that often precede more serious problems...
"They're stressed, anxious, worried about their jobs," the release stated. "They're losing sleep, and they're losing confidence in the economy. Many Canadian employees are showing these and other signs of mental distress.
I'd like to say gosh I hadn't noticed. But of course I have. You can see the worry all around you. You can feel it in in the air. Even the wild and crazy blogosphere seems strangely muted. Serious stuff is out. Cute stuff is in. Is that a reflection of anxious times, is it escapism, or is it just BURNOUT ?
But who can blame us eh? Two weeks ago all we had to worry about was the recession and the Harper government....and who would kill us first.
Now we've got to seriously consider whether the Aporkalypse will kill us even sooner.
So it's no wonder all that stress is adding up. Making us gloomy.
And burning some out...
But here's the thing eh?
The recession and the Aporkalypse may or may not kill us, but depression will DEFINITELY steal our lives.
Which is why I'm so glad I have an old hound to remind me it's glorious Spring.
And put everything into perspective...
Where's that stick?
Isn't life FUN?