MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Downtown Minneapolis.
Cars taking it slow and people stopping only to say, "Yep, 30 straight hours of snow, I can't do it."
Even the Mary Tyler Moore statue is collecting snow, but she knows we're gonna make it after all.
And, WalletHub agrees, ranking Minnesota as the least stressed state.
"Minnesotans take pride in what they do and we put a lot of effort into health, families, and safety. There's a lot of advocacy for that here," said Dr. Kaz Nelson, the Vice Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
Dr. Nelson adds - staying active, eating right, and getting sleep are the best things to avoid stress.
"It's essential for everyone to remember that the mind is connected to the body. There's no separation between those things. And so taking care of yourself, taking care of your body is one of the number one ways that you can manage your stress," said Dr. Nelson.
For this report, Wallethub compared all 50 states and Washington, D.C., across four key categories: work, money, family, and health-related stress. Minnesota graded out as the best in both money and health, third in family, but 9th at work, where most stress comes from miscommunication.
"If you can be building skills in communication," said Dr. Nelson, "helping to understand other people's point of view, having those crucial conversations in the workplace, that can actually be a stress reducer."
Kids can cause stress, too. Dr. Nelson says - don't be too hard on yourself.
"Some of the stress comes from feeling like we need to do everything possible for our kids, and then the guilt that comes only when we fall short of that. And, so, a part of it is reasonable expectations in parenting, being a good enough parent and not just necessarily being the perfect parent that you see on Facebook," said Dr. Nelson. "It's these curated lives and there is a risk to viewing that and then comparing it to your own circumstances. That can lead to guilt and shame that doesn't help with your stress level."