Burnout is on the rise at the workplace, and it’s affecting your mental health. According to the World Health Organisation, burnout is a “syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.”
Usually associated with high-flying professionals, caregivers and athletes, this malady affects many Singaporeans, no thanks to our highly competitive and stressful society.
Unfortunately, being busy seems to have become a national pastime across the board these days, whether you’re a CEO packing in 18-hour days, a stay-at-home mother schlepping your kids to endless activities, or a member of the fast-rising “sandwich generation” juggling work, family and ageing parents.
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A little stress is healthy, but if you’re experiencing these eight signs, perhaps it might be time to take a step back and focus on your mental wellbeing: