Given all that we're going through right now, this has even more meaning -- as Minnesota has been named the 'Least Stressed State' for 2020 by the number crunchers at WalletHub.

They analyzed data across 41 points of focus to determine which states handle stress the best -- looking at things like health, money, work, and family-related stress.  So everything from income and job security to divorce rates and childcare issues.

In addition, according to a recent WalletHub survey, coronavirus has become the biggest source of stress for Americans in 2020.

Top-5 Least Stressed States in America for 2020

  1. Minnesota
  2. North Dakota
  3. South Dakota
  4. Iowa
  5. Utah

So apparently we're so relaxed in Minnesota, it appears to rub off on our neighbors.

According to, these are some simple ways to relieve stress:

  1. Exercise
  2. Reduce caffeine intake
  3. Make a list of things you're grateful for
  4. Chew gum
  5. Spend time with friends & family
  6. Laugh
  7. Try yoga
  8. Cuddle
  9. Listen to soothing music
  10. Spend time with your pet
  11. Deep breathing
  12. Don't procrastinate
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Source: WalletHub

Those poor people in Louisiana (#50), Mississippi (#49), and New Mexico (#48) seem to come in on the short end of every list out there.

Guess I won't stress about it.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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