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Burnout syndrome: 80.2% of Argentines said they felt more exhausted than before the pandemic

Burnout includes feelings of exhaustion or lack of energy, feelings of negativism or cynicism related to work and, finally, reduced professional effectiveness (Gettyimages)
Burnout includes feelings of exhaustion or lack of energy, feelings of negativism or cynicism related to work and, finally, reduced professional effectiveness (Gettyimages)

Burnout or exhaustion is a syndrome resulting from chronic stress that specifically refers to phenomena in the occupational context. It is characterized by three dimensions: feelings of exhaustion or lack of energy, feelings of negativism or cynicism related to work and, finally, reduced professional effectiveness.

The Burnout syndrome, was recognized in 2019 as a mental disorder in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO). The agency associates it with the section “problems associated with employment and unemployment” and describes it as “A syndrome resulting from chronic stress at work that was not successfully managed.”

According to a recent study by the job portal, Bumeran, the occurrence of burnout syndrome in Argentina it is 80.2%, as in Chili. On Peru is 72.9% and in Panama 53.6%. At the regional level, users have mostly experienced stress, lack of motivation and unusual burnout due to excessive workload.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had major effects on job stress, whether it’s working from home or attending work. After a year and a half of pandemic, 86% of users in the region say they are more “burned” than last year. In addition, for those who work remotely, 45% say that going back to the office generates anxiety. In the case of Argentina, the number of users who admit to being more exhausted than last year reaches 90%.

At the same time, 53% of Argentine users admit that they work more hours than the working day lasts. The pandemic puts the organization of working hours on the table, since with it phenomena have accelerated that could fuel this trend that increases periods of employment.

70% of Argentines said they carry out activities to feel better against burnout syndrome (Getty Images)
70% of Argentines said they carry out activities to feel better against burnout syndrome (Getty Images)

Among the Argentines, 50% said they had been able to balance personal life and workload. Regarding the activities they carry out to organize and achieve balance, a 32% said they were able to establish a weekly schedule; 27% organize household chores with their partner; 16% have their own space to work; 6% organize household chores with family and friends and 5% hired a person to help with household chores. In addition, 2% have extracurricular activities of the children that allows them to organize themselves better and 1% hired a person who helps with the people in charge. 6% use all these options to organize themselves and the remaining 5% opt for other alternatives.

Secondly, 70% of Argentines said they carry out activities to feel better when faced with burnout syndrome. 26% practice yoga or gymnastics, among other physical activities, to relax; 25% take advantage of their free time to read, watch series and do activities to disconnect from the routine; 9% try to keep in touch with their loved ones and talk about what is happening to them to mitigate the impact. 4% try to maintain a daily routine as it helps reduce uncertainty and generates less stress, 3% disconnect their devices at the end of the workday and the remaining 3% carry out other activities. 30% of Argentines do not carry out activities to reduce the impacts of burnout.

When it comes to organizing workload and personal life, the data for Latin America in general, 51.4% claim not to have achieved it because it is difficult for them to establish a weekly schedule planning, coordinate household chores with their partner or family, they do not have a personal space to work or the lack of extracurricular activities for their children does not allow them to do so.

Among the 51.4% who did not manage to balance their work and personal life, the 31.2% said that they had not been able to establish a weekly schedule of the tasks; 10.5% do not have a personal space to work; 7.6% did not hire a person to be in charge of household chores; 5.1% could not organize household chores with their partner; 3.8% could not do it with family members; 3.3% could not organize because their children do not have homework after school hours; 2.6% could not hire a person to help those who are in their charge and the 16.5% of those consulted had problems with several of the previous items.

In search of a solution to the burnout syndrome 72% of people said they try to do activities that relieve stress and help them disconnect from work. Among the main activities are practicing yoga, gymnastics and other relaxation exercises, also read or watch series. Also, some choose keep in touch with loved ones and talk about the problems faced to mitigate the impact of discomfort.

On the contrary, 48.6% guarantee that they have been able to organize work and personal matters through weekly plans, with the help of their partner or family and having their own space available to work. However, when accounting for the amount of hours dedicated to housework, most users in Argentina, Peru and Chile admit that they dedicate two hours or less. Panama is the only one that differs from this line, since users spend between two and four hours on the household order.

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