A major global study on 342,000 employees across 11 countries have found mental stress is experienced across the globe irrespective of whether its employees from developed countries or developing countries such as Africa and Asia.
On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is equivalent to no stress and 5 is daily stress, its was found across all countries, employees faced exhausting mental stress with an average reading of 3.5 on the stress scale.
Job insecurity placed additional stress especially for those without permanent contacts according to the study conducted by WageIndicator Foundation. The foundation is backed by a group of top universities.
Coupled with the ongoing banking and economic crisis, worries about mortgages, fuel and food prices all point to stress level increasing over the foreseeable future. Stress has been found to impact not only those who are suffering from stress, but also children and even pets. Uncontrolled stress will inevitably lead to physical illnesses, ranging from insomnia to heart disease and even cancers .
It is vital for individuals suffering from unhealthy stress to address the situation sooner rather than later. There needs to be a willingness, being open to ones whole experience while also actively and intentionally choosing to move towards a value life direction.
Meditation offers perhaps the simplest, non-toxic, portable, highly effective and private method for dealing with unproductive stress.
Meditation enables one to be in contact with the present moment, slowly cultivating the understanding through experince that we are not our thoughts and emotions, but thoughts and emotions are something we have.
Mindfulness (by Dav Panesar)
Meditation for Children (by Dav Panesar)
Symran (by Dav Panesar)
Ref: http://www.WageIndicator.org SOURCE WageIndicator Foundation