The New Cause of Employee Burnout: Always Being “On”

Published: Apr 03, 2014

I have a confession to make: I’m not a good relaxer. But I do realize the benefit of relaxing and disconnecting and I work at finding time to recharge. Whether it’s pizza night at home with Mr. Bartender or my new Jigsaw Puzzle app addiction, it’s important to find a little time away from work.

Women’s Health magazine recently published an article about the inability to relax and its impact on our health. You can check out the article here (PDF). Some labeled it being a workaholic. Others said it was their “normal speed”. The article shared some very interesting statistics:

  • 91% of Millennials blow off the concept of relaxation
  • Women spend less time on relaxation than men 

After reading the article, I was reminded of a conversation I had with an HR pro at a recent conference. We were talking about the event and people using social media during conferences. She said that she was reluctant to fully engage in social media because the people she saw using it were “on” 24/7. She said that work was work and she didn’t want the obligation to be “on” outside of work hours.


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