Covid Still Causing Stress And Sadness
While people try to move on from the pandemic that rocked the world for the last two years, it seems that some people are struggling to move on from the life-changing event.
In fact, so many people have been shaken by the impact of Covid-19, whether because of health repercussions, grief about what happened during the pandemic, or financial worries as a result of economic lockdowns, they are more stressed and sadder than ever before.
At least this is what Gallup’s annual global update on negative and positive experiences shows, revealing its Negative Experience Index reached a new high of 33 in 2021.
Its survey of adults in 122 countries last year found that 42 per cent experienced a lot of worry, while 41 per cent felt stressed. Just under a third (31 per cent) had physical pain; 28 per cent were sad; and 23 per cent had anger issues.
A spokesperson for the organisation explained why people’s moods might have declined even more after 2020, when the impact of Covid-19 was at its greatest.
“In the second year of the pandemic, people were living with even more uncertainty than the previous year – with more people dying from Covid-19 despite the rollout of vaccines,” it stated.
As well as being more stressed and sadder, fewer of us are happy, with its Positive Experience Index dropping for the first time since 2017.
According to the results, seven in ten people felt flat; 70 per cent experienced lots of enjoyment; 72 per cent smiled or laughed a lot; 86 per cent felt treated with respect; and just 50 per cent said they learned or did something interesting the day before the interview.
One way to reduce stress is to take supplements, including magnesium, CBD, omega 3, and cordyceps, according to the Evening Standard.
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