- What stresses you out?
- How do you manage stress?
- goal /gohl/
- decision /dih-SIZH-uhn/
- exist /ig-ZIST/
- stress /stres/
- encourage /en-KUHR-ij/
[noun] – an aim or purpose
My current goal is to lose five kilograms.
[noun] – a choice that you make about something after thinking about several possibilities
Have you thought of a decision yet?
[verb] – to be, or to be real
Some believe that aliens do exist.
[noun] – great worry caused by a difficult situation, or something that causes this condition
I relieve stress by listening to music.
[verb] – to talk or behave in a way that gives someone confidence to do something
The teacher encourages students by giving them prizes.
Israeli psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s research showed that money decisions can affect our emotions. Employee-experience platform Perk-Box’s 2019 poll showed that money is the main cause of stress in the UK. Professor Brendan Burchell of the social sciences at the University of Cambridge also said that fear of money does exist, so he advises people to seek professionals specializing in treating phobia when faced with money stress. Financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin, based in Michigan, USA, encourages her clients to spend more on what they need and save up on what they do not value as much.
Many experts believe that money stress or fear has other root causes. Financial therapy is interesting, but not everyone is ready to accept it yet.
True or False:
- Money decisions affect emotions, as stated in Daniel Kahneman’s research.
- Money is the main cause of stress in the UK, according to Perk-Box’s 2019 survey.
- Professor Brendan Burchell said that fear of money does not exist.
- Lindsay Bryan-Podvin is a financial therapist based in Michigan, USA.
- Byran-Podvin advises people to spend more on things they do not value much.
Fill in the blanks:
- Karen’s _______ to leave the company surprised them.
- Don’t _______ children to use technology all the time.
- _______ can cause headaches.
- Her _______ this term is to get perfect scores on her tests.
- Do you think humans can _______ in other planets?