How stressed
are Singaporean adults?

Singapore is known for its highly competitive culture. 

Hence, it is inevitable that the pressure most Singaporeans face is becoming increasingly challenging to cope with. With the high cost of living and being in competitive environments, many people are normalizing burnout.

As the culture in Singapore places a strong emphasis on achievement and success, Singaporeans are faced with a high level of pressure to succeed, in their workplaces, schools, and also in their personal lives.


Have you ever thought about burnout?

Burnout is a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion caused by prolonged stress. Here are some signs that you may be experiencing burnout:

  • Feeling physically and emotionally exhausted
    You may feel drained and more lethargic than usual. You may have trouble getting out of bed and have trouble sleeping at night.
  • Reduced productivity
    You may feel like you’re not accomplishing anything, even when you’re working hard. You may struggle to concentrate, lose motivation, and feel overwhelmed.
  • Increased irritability
    You may feel irritable and angry over minor things and may be less tolerant than usual.
  • Feelings of detachment
    You may feel disconnected from the people around you and even your loved ones. You may also feel like you’ve lost joy or passion in the things you once loved.

Physical symptoms

There are physical symptoms of burnout such as headaches and nausea. 
You may also experience a weakened immune system, leaving you more susceptible to illness.


If you’re experiencing any of these signs, it may be time to take a break, reevaluate your priorities, and seek support from friends, family, or a mental health professional.

Do not hesitate to engage a counsellor or therapist when you need some help managing your mental load!