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Insurance professionals more likely to experience stress at work: TD survey

April 19, 2018   by Staff

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Insurance professionals are more likely than the average Canadian to experience high or moderate levels of stress at their job, according to a recent TD survey.

The survey found that people working in insurance, health care, social assistance, finance and real estate are among the most stressed in the country.

Ninety-three percent of respondents said they felt it was important to invest in themselves, but 53% said they don’t do it as frequently as they’d like. Eighty-two percent of respondents said they would invest in themselves more if they had the financial resources to do so.

“Canadians recognize the importance of taking a break and doing something good for themselves, but often don’t because of the associated cost,” said Jennifer Diplock, TD Canada Trust’s associate vice-president of personal savings and investing. “It’s important to strike a balance in life, and one way to do that is for Canadians to view these expenses as an investment in their well-being.”

Seventy-four percent of respondents said they would like to invest in themselves at least twice per year, with their top motivators being relaxation (66%), refreshing themselves (62%) and improving their mental health (49%).

“Whichever way you choose to find balance in the daily grind, whether it’s a family vacation or starting a new hobby, investing in yourself doesn’t have to break the bank,” Diplock said. “It’s about setting a goal and managing your savings to ensure you have enough to refresh and re-energize yourself.”

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