There are lots of things about Singapore that are open to debate—whether our hawker food is really that good, whether there’s a thriving arts scene, whether you should be sent to jail for a blog post.
But there are two things that are pretty much unquestionable: #1, Mediacorp dramas are awful and, #2 Singapore is a stressful place to live.
A 2014 report shed some light on the phenomenon of young professionals burning out in spectacular fashion after working punishing hours. A survey in 2015 found 70% of workers declaring they were extremely stressed out by overtime work, with 55% saying their stress levels had risen from five years ago.
- Are you suffering from burnout?
- Get help from a mental health professional
- Make changes to your career if necessary
- Work out a financial plan to tide you through any career changes