Her World Indonesia April 2021

Let's break down the numbers: The World Health Organization (WHO) reveals that the global economy loses US$1 trillion in productivity a year as a result of depression and psychological anxiety disorders. According to the Harvard Business Review, an estimated $125 to 190 billion a year is spent on health care for the psychological and physical problems of workers as a result of mental exhaustion in the US alone, while other studies have found that Singapore spends around $3.18 billion (SGD) on stress-related illnesses. chronic, ranked second on the list, while Australia was third.



The stressors of today's modern times appear a lot when we are pursuing quality of life

which should be increased, but instead puts stress that the body can't really handle.


In modern life, we are often rushed, overly committed, and sometimes don't take the time to eat well or get enough sleep. The result is in our biological systems, namely mental exhaustion and the development of bodily ailments.


Many of us are stuck in the habit of always feeling inadequate, spending our lives imposing constantly seeking validation, acceptance and approval from others. Coupled with the explosion of access to information from social media, technology, and the internet, our lives are becoming more competitive. High standards become the new norm of life. Research shows that it has an opiate effect on adrenaline in our bodies.


Job stress can cause psychological conditions and negative behavior in a person's personality. With the development of the service industry, global competition and the spread of the service sector, the world of work is transformed leading to a state of emotional exhaustion that triggers increased demands for mental workloads and new work stress.


This work fatigue can arise as a result of our emotional state as a result of a stressful work environment, namely when there are violent situations in the workplace including verbal harassment from clients, bosses, or coworkers. This causes high absenteeism, decreased work performance and poor work attitudes.


Mental exhaustion is a hidden pandemic


Be honest: have you found yourself being more negative lately? Do you

Have you ever vented excessive anger on your family or coworkers? Are you finding it increasingly difficult to be productive? Or maybe you've had enough sleep but still feel tired? These are all red flags that you are approaching mental exhaustion.


Mental fatigue is the result of our lack of understanding of how stress affects our body, not just the mind, especially when we are facing difficult and challenging problems. For some, it often leads to feelings of failure, and powerlessness to find the strength to do anything.


The question is, is this a problem faced by only Millennials today or is it an epidemic facing the working population worldwide? Mental fatigue

this is far from simply the result of a work or home life situation, but is closely related to one's core values ​​and motivations. Too high expectations and the desire to be a perfectionist are the cause of particular problems among Millennials. Stress and life pressures like this can creep into you in the most unexpected ways and how you deal with them is more important than how you react to these stressors.


The solution?


Well, the first step is that everyone should realize that mental fatigue is a serious problem. It's not as simple as offering an occasional word of encouragement, prayer and motivation - it's a complete cultural overhaul, including self-transformation and mental transformation.


The reality is that many of us are delaying this change. It never moves forward but tends to just live in the loop. Changes are put off because they think there are other things in life that are more relevant. Our most common reason is lack of time. But the truth is we can all have a lot of energy and time doing the things we really want to do. The thing we choose to do is all the wrong things.


Imagine you are 90 years old and looking back on your life, what memories do you want to remember and do you need to make now?


It's Never Too Late To Change


Here are some tips to make it happen. Create boundaries and respect them. The absence of clear life boundaries can create an environment of unfair competition, power struggles and unsupportive behavior, which can have a major impact on peace of mind and self-esteem. So, manage your expectations, rather than letting them go too far. Learn to set boundaries.