According to Gallup research, records are ‘most stressful year‘ and 4 out of 10 people felt stressed, the trend in this regard continued in 2021 as well. According to the World Health Organization statement reviewed by Online PR Service B2Press, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the frequency of recurrence of depression and anxiety by 25 percent globally. In the WHO’s information note, it was stated that after this increase, which was caused by social isolation, loneliness, fear of infection, mourning after death and financial concerns, women, young people and those with physical disorders were more at risk. In the United Nations (UN) report, it was noted that anxiety, sadness and stress, which are seen 10 percent more in women, maintain the same trend in the new report period. Anger was found to be 10 percent less in women than in men.
8 OUT OF 10 PEOPLE IN THE USA CONSIDER UKRAINE Occupation as a source of stress
According to the Gallup study, which is reviewed by the Online PR Service B2Press, which compiles the prominent findings from current studies on happiness and stress, there has been an increase in the global stress trend in recent years. In the report, which pointed out that 43 percent of the employees stated that they had experienced stressful moments in the previous days, it was stated that the stress levels of employees in Canada and the USA were above the global average. On the other hand, a study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA) earlier this month found that 80 percent of US citizens cite rising inflation and the occupation of Ukraine as major sources of stress. In the survey conducted for 15 years, it was stated that the highest number of people who said they were stressed about any subject was recorded this year, while global uncertainty and supply source problems were also counted among the sources of stress.
ANXIETY AND STRESS OVER PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS
The UN World Happiness Report, which was published for the tenth time this year and reviewed by the Online PR Service B2Press, included striking developments regarding anxiety and stress. According to the report, global anxiety and stress levels increased by 8 percent in 2020 compared to before the pandemic, and by 4 percent in 2021. Stressing that global stress levels are higher than 10 years ago, according to the report, life satisfaction for young people decreased, while it increased for people aged 60 and over. On the other hand, it was pointed out that the concept of happiness is in the field of interest of more people. When we look at both the books written on this subject in different languages and the published researches, it has been seen that the interest in happiness and well-being has increased sharply in the past year. It was stated that there was an explosion in academic studies on happiness in 2021.
FAMILIES ARE THE SOURCE OF HAPPINESS, HEALTH IS THE REASON FOR HAPPINESS
According to the World Happiness Report, which draws attention to the fact that people’s happiness is the real measure of progress, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands are the top five in the happiness index, according to criteria such as gross domestic product, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom of choice, generosity, perception of corruption. The most unhappy countries were Afghanistan, Lebanon and Zimbabwe. In the Turkish Statistical Institute’s (TUIK) 2021 Life Satisfaction Survey, which was analyzed by the press release distribution service B2Press, the rate of those who declared that they were happy in our country was 49.3 percent in 2021, an increase of 1.1 percent compared to the previous year. According to the research carried out regularly since 2003, the rate of those who declared that they were unhappy increased by 2.1 percent in 2021 and this rate was recorded as 16.6 percent. While the rate of those who stated that their families made them the happiest was 67.6 percent in 2021, 7 out of 10 people stated that they were most happy because they were healthy. Among the reasons for happiness, health was followed by love, success, money and work.