Millenials are Constantly engaged and, in a WAY, always ‘Working’
writes business journalist Larissa Faw in Forbes.
Why? “Millennials are known for several things: wanting to work for meaning instead of money, environmental consciousness and—last but not least— perfectionism,” says Robert Biswas-diener, co-author of Theupsideofyourdark Side. According to MTV’S “No Collar Workers” study, this need to find meaning in work leads to longer hours and much greater emotional investment— which take their toll. But perfectionism is the kicker. ‘The downside of perfectionism is that it’s associated with bodily complaints, increased depression, and increased burnout,” says Biswas-diener.
Psychologist Janne Dannerup of Jmdpsych. com says that women are often disproportionately affected by the perceived need to be perfect. “Since birth, today’s 20-something women have been bombarded with misleading messages about what’s attainable, from body shape and beauty to work success and relationships,” she says. “They tend to push themselves very hard, often beyond sustainable levels, and become disillusioned when they have only exhaustion and selfdepletion to show for it.”
On top of this, there’s the economic downturn and lack of job placements, which mean millennials