Three Reasons that Stresses Millennial’s the Most

Based on Pew Research CenterMillennials are expected to overtake Boomers (age 51-69) in population in 2019 as their numbers swell to 73 million. That is the study being done in the United States demographic. However, this could also be true even to the other parts of the world where the increasing numbers of millennials are observable. With the rising numbers of millennials, new issues emerge that contributes to the stress of young people. 


Stress, as the American Psychological Association describes, is a reaction to a situation. Wherein, it interferes your ability to live a normal life and could be dangerous to your health. It makes you feel tired, unable to concentrate and irritable. 


Do you have someone in mind? Or are you seeing yourself on the description?


What triggers your stress? 


Three reasons trigger stress to millennials. 


1. School Stress. If you are a working student who is struggling to balance your duties at work and school activities and feel tired, you are on the edge of having stress. Being a student is not easy, considering loads of information one has to handle and the demanding professors who think you have only one class for the whole semester. It’s just crazy. You know as a student there is too much at stake in your studies and your working hard. You work hard and study carefully. Suddenly, you feel burdened and breaks down. You lost the energy to concentrate. You start missing your goals not knowing you are experiencing mental health issues. Seventy-five percent (75%) of the Millenials age 18-22 choose the school as one reason for their stress. 


2. Work and Money Stress. For Millenials aged 23 and above, the central stress generator for them is work and money. It pertains to the working Millennials. If you are working right now, even if your not a millennial, for sure, you can give tons and tons of examples and reasons why work and money stress you. Just think of the bills you have to pay. The meager amount of money you have to budget for your family or yourself feel about your monster supervisor or terroristic boss. Think of the perpetual stock of documents you have to finish working. The deadlines you need to meet. The quota of sales you have to achieve. Until such time, you become irritable to your co-workers. You lost appreciation of what you’re doing. 


3. Self-esteem. You can relate this stress to the first stress generator for college-aged millennials brought by school stress. Interestingly, it only happens with men. If self-esteem is already a trigger for anxiety, in effect, it hinders you to be productive like enjoying different activities, the company of your friends, spending time with your family, attending class and many more. 


In all, no matter what triggers your stress, you have to be aware of yourself. Recognize what stresses you and what you can do. Self-awareness is itself self-care. 


Take care of yourself. No matter how hectic life gets, make time for yourself even if it’s just simple things like reading a good book or listening to your favorite music. 

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