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Fellow Working Adults of Singapore: How are you?

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In 2019 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey – Well & Beyond, the results have identified a whopping 92% of working Singaporeans feeling stressed. This has been concluded to be higher than the global average of 84%.

On top of that, 55% of Singaporean respondents shared that they are aware of their colleague’s stress.

So, what exactly is the definition of stress for working adults in Singapore? With the articles gathered and survey conducted, this resource platform serves two purposes. One, to share information on what stress is for working adults in Singapore. Two, identifying the red flags and measures that can be adopted.

Lim, S. (2019). A whopping 92% of working Singaporeans are stressed – and women are prioritising families over themselves, study finds. Retrieved from Business Insider Singapore: The Survey Title: How are you? TODAYonline. SINGAPORE — Miss Wee Sihui is only 22, but the former retail assistant, who started working full-time early this year, is suffering burnout from work and its accompanying symptoms of feeling constant exhaustion, negativity, dread and pessimism.


She used to work in a popular confectionery store and when there was a manpower crunch, she spent around 13 hours on her feet from 9.30am to around 10.30pm daily, juggling responsibilities meant for at least two employees. But it wasn’t just the physically punishing work routine that made her quit her job. The mental stress, fuelled by a lack of support at work, led to anxiety attacks. “I sometimes felt like I could not breathe. I had trouble handling the stress of multi-tasking tasks while looking after the store alone,” she said. “I didn’t tell my managers as I didn’t want to seem like a ‘complain queen’.

The final straw came when Ms Wee came down with a bad case of flu in June. She quit her job recently to take a breather. Work Stress. Are you suffering from work-related stress?

Work Stress

Learn how to recognise the symptoms and manage stress easily. “Work stress” is something that we commonly experience in the workplace. Many of us feel that there is always the pressure for us to improve our work performance and increase our productivity. Work stress often occurs when our capabilities or needs do not meet the requirements of our jobs. This could arise from a number of sources such as work overload, time pressure to meet deadlines, not liking the job and having to deal with difficult people at work. While some stress may be good in motivating us to perform better and to increase our productivity, prolonged or excessive exposure to stress can lead to burnout.

Effective management of personal and work stress can allow you to exert a positive influence over those around you and also prevent you from being affected by negativity from others. Coping one day and crying the next: Work-related burnout is real. SINGAPORE: One day at work, Ms Jamuna Raj was striking off “to-dos” from a neat hand-written list, thinking she had a lid on all her tasks at work.

Coping one day and crying the next: Work-related burnout is real

But the next day, she was bawling when her boss asked her if she was okay. The 31-year-old, who was handling multiple roles in client management, events, editorial management and production in a small publishing house, did not know what sparked it, but it was the start of her journey towards realising that she was experiencing burnout. My 5 Favourite Prince E.A Videos. Have you ever heard of this guy?

My 5 Favourite Prince E.A Videos

Prince EA. Because if you haven’t, it’s time you did. Real name Richard Williams, he defines himself as an American rapper, spoken word artist, music video director and rights activist. Busy bee I know, but the messages this guy delivers really is sensational. I don’t know about you, but personally I feel some motivational speakers sometimes come across as annoying, or they’re often hard to relate too… But he strips it back to basics, using day to day issues you can relate too and uses clever wordplay to deliver his message. Here’s a quick post on my 5 favourite motivational videos from Prince E.A himself… Note: Pay attention. Starting from my 5th personal favourite… 5. My 2 Cents:You create your own stress, and you’re in control of managing and deciding the impact of stressful situations. Singaporean Workers’ Guide to Stress Management. By providing the information, I/we consent to allow AIA Singapore, its associated persons/organisations, its and their third party service providers and its and their representatives, whether within or outside Singapore (collectively “AIA Persons”) to collect, use, disclose, store, retain and/or process (collectively, “Use”) all personal data and information (“Personal Data”) that had/has been provided to AIA Persons and/or that AIA Persons possess about me/us (whether from me/us or a third party), in the manner and for the purposes described in the AIA Personal Data Policy (“PD Policy”) and which I/we confirm that I/we have read and understood.

Singaporean Workers’ Guide to Stress Management