A Step-by-Step Guide to Stop Worrying

Genevieve Fish

We recently heard a definition of stress on the podcast Radio Headspace that resonated with us: stress develops when where you are in life differs from where you think you are supposed to be. According to science, this “worry-wart” syndrome is especially prevalent in women. In fact 50% of women reported that they experience feelings of self-doubt about their performance and careers, compared to just 31% of men. This sense of self-doubt in women is further illustrated by the self-selection for job promotion. The Atlantic reviewed the HR records of Hewlett-Packard from a couple of years ago and found that “women applied for a promotion only when they met 100 per cent of the qualifications. Men applied when they met 50 per cent.” Read on to find out how to stop all of your worrying.

Explore: Lisa Messenger

Add a Comment

More Stories