– Over 1.3 million Brits admit feeling powerless and helpless more than 20 times a week
– The new research reveals men and women are haunted by different issues
– Traffic delays are main reason why men feel out of control, while getting ill leaves women feel anxious
Our inability to deal with the stresses of modern life leaves us feeling frustrated and anxious 234 times a year, according to a new study.
Being stuck in traffic, worrying about our health and how to manage finances are the main things that leave us feeling powerless and out of control.
It seems advances in technology and a surfeit of gadgets may give us greater control of many aspects of our lives, but it only increases our anxiety and frustration in situations where our fate is out of our hands.
As a result over 1.3 million Brits admit feeling powerless and helpless more than 20 times a week.
Nearly a third admit feeling they’re not in control because they ‘put things off’, the study of 2,699 UK adults found.
Another third are ‘too busy to do everything’, and a quarter are just ‘too disorganised’ to stay on top of everything.
Judi James, social behaviour expert, says attempting to regain control over the smaller, more manageable issues is a simple but effective way to help avoid stress
The new research reveals men and women are often haunted by different issues.
Traffic delays are the main reason why men feel out of control, while getting ill leaves women feel frustrated and anxious.
Not being able to control the weather also leaves men feeling powerless.
And worrying about their weight makes women feel like they’re not in control of their lives.
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