Did you know that, on average, people spend one-third of their lives working? That’s so much time!! And if this time isn’t balanced out with time used to support your health mentally, it can lead to overwhelming, unending stress and anxiety. According to Essence, a recent poll asked people to rate their mental health and work environments.
The poll revealed that more people working for smaller companies reported “good” mental health than people working for larger companies. The poll also showed that people working in insurance or finance reported being in the best place mentally out of any other industry. Manufacturing was a close second behind finance.
Although many people reported “good” mental health, 49% still said they were struggling and were likely to look for a new job in the next six months.
- 46% of people asked their employer for more PTO to help get time away. 39% asked their employer for a more flexible schedule.
- 37% said setting boundaries was something they planned to set in the future and use with their employer.
- 65% reported having a better mental state and were happier working from home.
Are you happier working from home or in the office?