Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God…
From the Book of John
According to the study Stress in America™ released last week by the American Psychological Association, nearly 50 percent of Gen Xers report having lain awake at night in the past month due to stress. The same is true of more than 52 percent of Millennials (Gen Y); 37 percent of Boomers and 25 percent of Matures.
There are special sections on Stress by Generations and Stress by Regions. Oklahoma, where I live, is in the southern region of the study. Those surveyed in the south report a 35 percent increase in their stress in the last year. The eastern region of the United States reports the highest stress levels.
I did not need a study to tell me I lay awake at night stressing over one thing or another. The other night, I tossed and turned and tossed and turned and then I said to myself, “Self, you are troubled. You should get up and make a pot of coffee.” Best part of the day, by the way. Me and my coffee and my prayers.