Study: 56% of workers ‘dread’ work in the morning

Employees are understandably experiencing heightened levels of loneliness and anxiety right now. Here’s how to help alleviate feelings of despair.

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Dreading work

What’s the first thought that runs through your mind as you awake each day?

For a jarring number of professionals coming to on weekday mornings, it’s some variation of “Oh no, not again.”

Blind, an anonymous professional network with 3.6 million verified users, asked its users one question: “Do you dread work when you wake up?” Fifty-six percent of respondents said they do.

Since pandemic took hold in March, Blind has also tracked an increase in workers’ levels of anxiety and loneliness—as well as a dip in productivity. Its latest data reveals that 64% of employees are feeling increasingly lonely, and 61% are reporting heightened levels of anxiety. Fifty-eight percent of professionals polled said their productivity has been negatively affected by “changes in mental health while working from home.”

This is all indicative of the brewing mental health crisis that continues to grow amid ongoing COVID-19 loss and uncertainty.

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