A lot has been said in recent years about achieving a work-life balance. This is especially relevant for women, many of whom have to juggle a full-time job, housework and caring for children, parents or other loved ones.
The line between work and life has also somewhat been blurred since the Covid pandemic. Working from home has meant we’re often doing both at the same time and it can be hard to get back into a routine once you’re back at the office.
In a 2021 survey by UK bedding manufacturer Sleepseeker that was often quoted locally, Singapore emerged as ‘the most fatigued country in the world’. The survey came to this conclusion after looking into factors such as the number of hours worked per year and average screen time per day.
However, there is a ray of light in this situation. Respondents to a survey by mental health advocacy organisation Silver Ribbon (Singapore) revealed earlier this year that a sense of fulfilment and work-life balance matter more than salary when picking a job.