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Sophie Driver writes about things we commonly worry about...

Top 20 worries

According to research by Beneden Health in the UK, the average person spends 14 hours a week worrying which equates to 5.2 years of their lifetime. Worry can negatively impact on our sleep, diet, work, relationships and health, amongst other things. But what do we worry about? Here are our most common worries:

  1. Being overweight
  2. Getting old
  3. Financial future
  4. Fitness
  5. Debt (loans, overdrafts and credit cards)
  6. Lack of energy
  7. Ability to pay mortgage/rent
  8. Job security
  9. Diet
  10. Maintaining cleanliness in the home
  11. Finding employment
  12. Sex life
  13. Being unhappy
  14. Ageing in appearance (wrinkles)
  15. Attractiveness
  16. Physique
  17. Meeting work targets/goals
  18. Whether partner still loves them
  19. Finding/or questioning whether with the right partner
  20. Finding the right career 

If you identify with any of these (or others not on the list) and would like to speak to a professional about your concerns, contact the Craigie Partnership to speak to one of our coaches/psychologists.

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