The Art of Positive Problem-Solving [INFOGRAPHIC]

How to calmly deal with life’s challenges.

Mar 29, 2016

Challenges are an inevitable part of our existence - but the question, is how do we choose to deal with those challenges? Do we calmly approach an issue and go about solving it in a rational manner? Or do we allow it to consume us and interfere with our daily life? According to a recent survey, 86 percent of adults in Britain consider themselves to be worriers, while anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. But if you’re determined to fight worry and calmly deal with the challenges ahead, this infographic will show you the way.

The Art of Positive Problem-Solving THE FACTS: 

Brits spend nearly 13 hours a week worrying.
 
42% of Americans say they could be doing more to manage their stress.

Emotional support is important. 
People with emotional support rank their stress levels at 4.8 out of 10 compared to those without support (6.2).
 
34% of Brits share their concerns with others.
 
Stress levels in the U.S. have been dropping. In 2015, adults average stress level was at 4.9 compared to 6.2 in 2007. 

Studies have shown that 40% of what we worry about never happens and 30% of what we worry about has already happened.
 
WHAT’S BUGGING PEOPLE:
 
Americans
The availability and affordability of healthcare
The economy
Brits: 
Work
Financial worries 
Being late.


A CALM APPROACH
When faced with a challenge, ask yourself:

1.   	“What am I worrying about?”
2.   	“What can I do about it?”
3.   	“When am I going to start doing it?

ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Take things one day at a time. 
Don’t sweat the small stuff.

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Infographic: Yael Shinkar

Sources
http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/health/550351/86-per-cent-of-adults-are-worriers.html#IZSDysK4wHwXGlXD.99
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2014/highlights.aspx
http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/emotional-support.aspx
http://www.today.com/health/money-still-worry-americans-feeling-less-stressed-t536  
http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/stop-worrying/

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