These factors were then monitored from April - September of 2014 and 2015. A post-analysis stress test revealed a drop in the majority of participant's emotional state of mind during the transition from spring to summer.
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The reason behind the higher stress levels many of us experience during the summer isn't quite as obvious as you might think. It's not because of what's going on at the office, but rather what's happening outside of it. For many of us, summer means very busy social calendars. Things like extended time with family and friends, long vacations and activity-packed weekends can weigh heavily on stress vulnerability factors like sleep, eating habits and body image.
"Work tends to be the scapegoat for our sources of stress, however, there are many other personal factors at play. These data insights regarding employees' state of mind in the summer supports this point of view," Jan Bruce, CEO of meQuilibrium said in a recent press release about the study.
"We believe it's notable that over two years, thousands of employees indicated they were more vulnerable to many of life's challenges during the summer -- a time that we all generally consider to be a little easier and more carefree," she continued.
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