You're not alone. According to a new survey, swearing is the most common way to deal with stress, with 63 percent saying they swear to express their frustration. The average American says their first curse word of the day around 11 a.m. 1 in 4 can't wait that long and curse before 9 a.m.
According to the survey, conducted by 9Round Kickbox Fitness, these are the Top 10 causes of stress and frustration for Americans:
- Finances – 52 percent
- Not getting enough sleep – 36 percent
- Health concerns – 35 percent
- Work – 29 percent
- Spouse/partner – 26 percent
- Children – 25 percent
- Home life – 24 percent
- Family responsibilities – 23 percent
- The news – 21 percent
- Politics – 17 percent
How to people deal with all that stress besides cursing? Listening to music is the most popular way of dealing with stress (50 percent), followed by watching TV/movies (47 percent), and working out (40 percent). Then there are the 49 percent who yell and the 39 percent who cry.