Survey Says MN Moms Felt Most Burned Out in 2020
In a recent survey and study, Minnesota showed more signs of parental burnout than most other states.
With 2020 behind us, a year of hope and -- for some of us -- new resolutions lies ahead. 2020 was a year of many things, some good though largely bad. For many, burnout was one of the bad. According to HelpGuide, burnout can be defined as "a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands."
The folks at Verilife recently looked at Google analytics, trends and searches to find the most common terms related to burnout in each state; they also surveyed 2,000 Americans to ask them about their experiences with burnout and symptoms and how they cope with stress and exhaustion.
What Verilife found is that job- and career-related burnout was the most common, leading in Google searches in 20 states. Specifically searches for “Healthcare worker burnout,” “nurses and burnout,” “nursing burnout,” and “nurse burnout prevention" were some of the most common throughout 2020. Family also played a role in burnout in 2020, with searches including "Parental Burnout," "Wife Burnout," and "Motherhood Burnout," which Verilife found was Minnesota's most common burnout-related search last year.
Verilife found these to be the eight leading causes of burnout in 2020:
The News 39%
Social Media 38%
Civil Unrest 34%
Lack of Socialization 30%
The most common mechanisms for coping with burnout last year according to Verilife's survey are:
Listening to Music 39%
Talking to Friends/Family 37%
Surfing the Internet 37%
Misc. Hobbies 30%