“Lazy”. “Cry babies”. “Technology-dependent”. “Entitled”. “Self-absorbed”. Millennials (also known as Generation Y) have been on the receiving end of these criticisms too often. For those of you belonging to Generation Y, these erroneous generalizations may unfortunately ring a bell.
According to the Workplace Stress & Anxiety Disorders Survey from the Anxiety & Depression Association of America (2015), 72% of people who have daily stress and anxiety say it interferes with their lives at least moderately. Within workplaces, anxiety impacts work performances, relationships with coworkers and peers, and quality of work. The work-related causes of anxiety were due to deadlines (55%), interpersonal relationships (53 %), staff management (50%) and dealing with issues/problems that arise (49%).
Yoga, a simple physical activity, has been found to have tremendous impacts on mental and physical health. Research has found it to be effective in reducing anxiety and depression. Could this be part of the solution for workplaces?