Burnout is real and it can have serious effects on your mental and physical health, survey finds / Digital Information World
Burnout is the extent of overwork that you feel physically and mentally exhausted and while we hate to admit it has become more common than ever, especially in the American community.
So a survey was conducted by Skynova among 1000 American workers ranging from entry level employees to senior managers and was conducted of all genders and types.
The first category of the survey showed who felt the most burnout and the responses came as no surprise. The most burnout was felt by Gen Z workers with a solid 67% saying they always felt tired and exhausted. Millennials followed with 52% feeling exhausted.
In terms of positions in a workspace, new level workers showed the highest percentage of burnout, which is evident because when you start a new place it takes time to adjust to its new one. schedule and, therefore, the first few weeks are always exhausting, even if they only worked 35 hours per week, while the category of the remaining generations worked up to 40 hours.
In the past year, five symptoms have been the leading cause of burnout among office workers, with pressure on the workspace topping the list at 44%, with loss of motivation in order , exhaustion, decreased satisfaction and headaches.
However, while these were the main symptoms of the past year, there were several other causes overall that made professionals feel exhausted, but what are they?
Well, the list starts with unclear job expectations with a ratio of 39%, poor work-life balance of 33%, unrealistic workload and worker expectations at 32%, and no pay. not worth the work for 25% of people. basic common causes.
Due to the immense workload and burnout experienced by users, the mental health and working life of many users has been affected and survey statistics have shown that overall only 65 % of employees felt satisfied with their work and less than 47% felt good mentally. .
This is very alarming considering that more than half of the population in the workspaces did not feel mentally healthy. With that in mind and with concern for all those who are stressed out about work, the survey also noted a few tips and tricks that people could use to reduce their levels of burnout.
Some important points for the generations to reduce their burnout and help overcome workload stress included healthy eating and exercise, which is obviously very important. It was followed by short breaks during work as continuous work can make people tired and fuzzy and it was also advised to take a day off completely for yourself every now and then because people deserve it.
He was also advised to spend time with loved ones and take on less work and responsibilities.
In 2019, only 1 in 20 people felt exhausted, however, that number has increased to 1 in 5 in two years, which is very alarming. The current pandemic and the implementation of the lockdown have forced people to stay indoors, which has also added to the list of reasons why workplace stress and burnout have increased.
However, it was also revealed that appreciation from your boss or elders also played a vital role in encouraging people to work harder and happier in workspaces.
Burnout can become very serious and workers should not overwork themselves to the point of feeling physically and mentally exhausted. One should always keep their health as the first priority and everything else should follow after.
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