Stress can be caused by a number of things; whether it be leaving your essay until the last minute, getting to work and not remembering if you switched the iron off, or simply, running out of milk for your morning coffee.
Feeling stressed is far from a good time, however, in most cases, it can be managed - i.e, did you notice the one thing that all of the above examples had in common?
Yep, they could all be prevented - by you.
But, what about the things that you yourself can't prevent? Be it public transport, air pollution, traffic, the amount of hours the sun shines for each day.
All of these things add to our stress levels too, however, there's not really too much you can do about it, except, of course, your part.
That's why Zipjet, who aim to reduce the stress in people's lives, have compiled a list of the least stressful cities in the world, by analysing data such as mentioned above.
These are the factors which were taken into consideration: Density, Green Spaces, Public Transport, Traffic, Perception of Security, Sunshine Hours (av./year), Air Pollution, Noise Pollution, Light Pollution, Unemployment, Debt per Capita, Social Security, Family Purchase Power, Mental Health, Physical Health, Gender Equality, and Race Equality.
Least Stressful Cities In The World:
- Stuttgart, Germany
- Luxembourg, Luxembourg
- Hannover, Germany
- Bern, Switzerland
- Munich, Germany
- Bordeaux, France
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
- Sydney, Australia
- Hamburg, Germany
- Graz, Austria
Looks like it's time to start applying for some European Visas and to learn a little German while you're at it!