Roxanne Ravenel | Excelle
As the economy continues its deep downward spiral our collective emotional stress level is spiraling upward, according to a Gallup-Healthways poll out this week. The report is believed to be the most extensive report to date on how the health of the economy impacts our emotional health. The report encompassed nearly all of last year, includes more than 350,000 participants, and is ongoing.
An article in USA Today provides a breakdown of the report, including how each state fared in the recent poll. The poor emotional health rating also translates to poorer mental and physical health. People suffering from stress are more likely to experience high blood pressure, sleep disorders, depression, and a number of other illnesses.
When money becomes an issue, people with ongoing physical, mental, and emotional issues often don’t get the care that they need.
So, what can you do to nurture your mental, emotional, and physical health during your job search and tough economic times? Here are a few tips to get you started: