When it comes to remote work, many moms want their daughters to have the freedom to explore and connect with other families, so it’s no surprise they use their smartphones to connect and share content and experiences.
But while many moms are working remotely and sharing work-related content, there’s another side of working that’s far less appealing to some of them.
A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that parents of young kids often report that remote work can be a difficult and frustrating experience.
The study also found that those who used smartphones were also more likely to report anxiety and depression, which are associated with anxiety and stress.
While the study focused on smartphone-based work, researchers said it can be difficult to know if work- related anxiety is a real issue because the experience isn’t captured by apps like Google Hangouts.
In the study, researchers asked 1,000 adults to fill out a survey about whether they were at risk for developing a range of health problems as a result of working remotely.
The participants were also asked to report their use of social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
Results showed that while nearly half of respondents reported being anxious, anxiety is not necessarily an indicator of a serious health problem.
Rather, anxiety may be more indicative of an underlying health issue, the study found.
For example, when participants were asked to rate how anxious they felt for their health and how many health issues they felt, nearly one in five participants reported that they felt anxious.
The remaining 20 percent of participants were not sure if they felt any anxiety.
About one in three participants also reported feeling anxious about how remote they felt.
The remainder of participants did not report anxiety.
“It’s really interesting to me that there is such a large variation in the ways people are actually dealing with remote work,” said Jessica S. Bekenstein, the lead author of the study.
The study found that more than one in four participants felt that working remotely was stressful.
Those who were anxious or anxious about their work-connected anxiety experienced an increase in their health care costs.
Those surveyed reported feeling less physically fit than those who were healthy.
“What is interesting is that it is the anxiety that is not going away,” said Bekstein.
“If people are experiencing that stress and anxiety as a real health issue and not just a temporary stress or anxiety, that’s when they can really see a change.”