Stress levels related to the weight of your shopping bag

Photo Credit: bottled_void via Compfight cc

Photo Credit: bottled_void via Compfight cc

Research in the Journal of Consumer Research found a correlation between how heavy the shopping bag you’re carrying is with your stress level.  The heavier the bag, the more we tend to feel stressed.

“We found that carrying a heavy load leads consumers to feel that an unrelated event is more important and more stressful,” said Dr Meng Zhang, who led the study.

It’s an interesting perspective.  When applied to women’s purses, does it mean that those of us who consider ourselves prepared (one woman quoted in a similar article carries shoe polish – ‘just in case’) are indeed weighing ourselves down?

Does it mean that detail oriented Carrot Life Lenses™ need to take note of (at times) head in the clouds Mountain Life Lenses™?

Food for thought.  Carry that thought around for a while & muse upon it.

Source: The Telegraph.

~~TGIF- each Friday I rejig & re-post a blog entry from my blog, which is about enhancing our perspective & worldview.~~


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