According to professionals, Gen Y (also known as millennials) are the most stressed generation found in society today. Many millennial find themselves lying awake at night, suffering from anxiety attacks, and feeling overly fatigued on a regular basis.
While many of the things that cause millennial stress can’t necessarily be helped, there are a few highly unproductive habits that you, if you are a millennial, can curb in an attempt to reduce stress and be more productive.
With school and work starting early, and most millennial never seeming to get enough sleep, it’s common that this ever-busy group of people miss their morning meal.
Instead, they grab an apple or granola bar on the way out the door. Maybe they even skip food altogether and instead opt to grab a coffee. This, although commonplace, is detrimental and unproductive.It sets the body up for being tired and the mind for being unfocused.
Sitting too long.
Many jobs require the worker to sit for hours at a time. We understand that this is required in this case, but it is considered to be one of the many things slowing millennials down.
Professionals have linked sitting for extended periods of time with more than just aches and pains; they have also found links to increased anxiety.
Taking work home.
Many millennial are guilty of never really “clocking out”. By this we mean that much of this generation of professionals is always working or thinking about work.
This, even though it’s possible to go to the gym while planning your speech for the next day, doesn’t allow for the person to relax fully. This can bog the mind down and cause anxiety, fatigue, and general mental overload.
Too much “Netflix and chill”.
It’s easy to think that Netflix and a night of relaxing is a great way to unwind, but it’s actually been found that watching more than two hours of TV at a time can cause an increase in negative moods.
In other words, millennial who binge their favorite shows on the weekend could easily fall victim to mild depression.
Being too connected with social media.
Social media is a good thing. It connects long lost friends and relatives, and can help businesses flourish – but it can also be a problem for young professionals.
Millennials, according to many researchers, using their phones and social media more than any other age group. Like watching too much TV, using social media too much can cause anxiety problems.
Staying up later than recommended.
Most healthy adults need 7-8 hours of sleep a night, with a handful being exceptions to the rule. Those who have stable jobs, however, should always try to get at least 7 hours in order to function properly at work.
Millennials, like the generation that comes after them, are prone to staying up too late finishing work, watching TV, or browsing the internet.