With high property taxes, cost of living, and being severely underpaid in Illinois, yeah life can be extremely stressful sometimes.

Life should be fun and relaxing, but when you're struggling to make ends meet it can really take a toll on your mental health.  You overthink, your eating schedule changes, you can't focus on priorities, and your body doesn't know how to function properly.

When stress takes the stage, the body's ability to recover fast from illnesses is hindered.  That stresses us out even more and gives us really bad anxiety and it's a down spiral from there!  Life is hard to navigate when your mind is elsewhere, change my mind.

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Komowa, created a ranking of the most stressed states in America and compared U.S. states based on 16 key indicators of stress.

  • Money stress
  • Work stress
  • Health stress
  • Family stress

When money is tight, your boss is breathing down your back, your health is in poor shape, and there's family drama or a death, cutting off the world sounds like a much better option for a little while.

Sure, healthy stress is good for us.  Too much of it isn't healthy, though!

Where does Illinois stand on the list?  Fingers crossed we're one of the "least" stressed states because it'll make me even more stressed if we're #1...

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Is Illinois One Of The Most 'Stressed Out' States In America?

Luckily, Tennessee ranked #1 on the list.  In second, Alabama takes the medal.  In third? Oklahoma!  Residents in these states tend to work longer hours than the rest of the country.  Not ideal for anyone!

Surprisingly, Illinois tied with another state further down the list.  Illinois and Ohio both ranked #19 as the most stressed states in the country.

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If you're feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, or all of the above don't think you're alone.  Our economy is tanking right now and majority of families are barely even getting by with the paychecks they're bringing in for their families.  You're not alone!  I sleep a lot and go to the gym so I don't have to think about life as much.  Find an escape and outlets to get you back in the right headspace!

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