How do you manage the balance between personal and work life? A recent survey revealed how we deal with the pressure in the region.
We are about to take New Year’s holidays , so it is a great moment to take stock of how we have lived in the last 12 months. One of the things we usually reflect on is the balance we give to our lives and the stress levels we handle. To understand more how Latin Americans think about this aspect, Groupon conducted a survey of more than 4,800 people in Colombia, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil.
The company found that the country with the most stressed people was Argentina with 80%, followed by Chile with 77% and Colombia with 70%. Mexico ranked last with only 66% of people who say they do not have enough time during the day to relax.
According to the respondents, 84% said they worked more hours than they should, however, Mexicans tend to take most, but not all, vacation days a year.
In the most outstanding results, Groupon found:
65% of respondents believe that a typical day does not have enough hours to do all the activities they should do.
42% believe that they need between 3 and 4 extra hours a day to do all their tasks.
31% said that it is very difficult to maintain a good balance between work and personal life.
When asked what is most difficult to maintain this balance: 52% say that physical and emotional fatigue, 48% say that the workload, 40% professional growth and 39% pay the bills.
Particularly of Mexicans , 40% affirm that they work daily between 8 and 10 hours and for 49% the most stressful day of the week is Monday, followed by Friday with 14%.
Mexicans who are most stressed are between 25 and 30 years old and what worries them the most is work, making bad financial decisions, fighting with their partner and changing their place of residence.