The survey of 2,000 adults aged between 18 and 65 found that the cost of living, feeling like you’re stuck in a rut and gaining weight were the top three worries, coming in above concerns over debt, job security and health.
Researchers found that extreme anxiety has resulted in many individuals losing sleep, feeling unable to concentrate at work and having arguments with their partners.
One in ten also admitted to feeling stressed for more than two hours per day, whilst one in two said their extreme worries were affecting their health.
The study suggested that if individuals ignore their stress without dealing with the root cause, this can lead to the more serious issue of depression. According to the results, worrying became so bad for three in ten that it led to...