According to a survey, more than nine in 10 workers in Singapore are experiencing burnout, with respondents citing increased workloads (49%), pressure to meet deadlines (37%), and long working hours (33%) as the top reasons.
As a result, nearly two in five Singaporeans said they are less focused at work (37%) and have lost interest in work (36%).
The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines burnout as “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” and characterises it by: “1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and 3) reduced professional efficacy.”
While you may have your own methods of dealing with work-related stress, engaging an expert, whether a career coach, life coach, or therapist, can help you manage your stress and emotions better.
But how do you decide which type of professional to pick according to your needs? Below is an overview of the differences between a career coach, life coach, and therapist.