Are You as Stressed Out About This as the Rest of America Is?
It’s Monday. Which means when your alarm went off this morning, (and by alarm, we mean birds chirping, natch) you flung off the covers, your morning went perfectly, you skipped into work, opened up your inbox (zero emails, of course) and started a fresh to do list — nothing leftover from last week. Nailed it, right? Nothing else on your mind, another stress-free start to a stress-less week.
Um, probably not, according to this incredibly stressful heat map that plots what we are most stressed about:
And this one that shows how we respond to said stress:
The data was compiled from a survey of 2,500+ American adults to explore what stress looks like in our country. The top things making you pull out your hair are too many responsibilities, money, work and health. The band-aids we’re using right now to make it all momentarily better are sleep (well, more commonly a lack of it), food (both less and more) and exercise (more often than not, this one is taking a hit).
Click on over to Fast Co.Design (and follow their awesome Infographic of the Day series) for further breakdown by age, sex and income and to see where you “rank.”
And then click on over here for some Inspiration + Motivation, which we can all use right about now. It is Motivational Monday, after all… :-/ –> :-D?
What is stressing you out right now? What can we do to help? May we recommend a new project to help you relieve some stress!?
Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)