The work pattern in India starts with the person going to his workplace at 9 AM, complaining about the work the whole day, getting super tired at the end of the day, comes home and sleep and this routine continues. But we never realise that what part of life are we wasting in doing long hour jobs and returning home for just sleeping?
Sadly most of us don’t realise this thing in the mad race of coming first or getting praised from the boss and this race is killing us from inside. If a census published by The Atlas & conducted by Mintel is anything to go by, our jobs really are making us ill and stressed. The data collected by Mintel last June shows that around one in every five Indians between the age of 18 to 64 is concerned about being tired. That’s 22% of our working population! If we look at females alone, the number spikes to 25%.
Now, we already have external factors like pollution to worry about. So this isn’t really contributing to our well-being. Diet can be taken care of, and sure, we can go for the occasional jog and work-out session to beat diabetes and heart diseases. But what good are those muscles and six packs if fatigue ruins it all for us?
In 2016, India ranked 4th on the most vacation-deprived nation list. And on a weekly basis, most millennials work for about 52 hours. Which is way more than what citizens of other countries clock in?