People’s stress levels have naturally increased as a result of the pandemic, particularly those in the millennial and Gen-Z age groups, for whom work-from-home routines and long working hours, combined with the lack of social life, have resulted in immense mental pressure.
However, the direct result of all of this has been that millennials and Gen-Zers have become more aware of the consequences of pandemic-induced stress.
So, while 91% of Indian millennials and 84% of Gen Zs believe the pandemic has motivated them to improve their lives, 89% of millennials and 82% of Gen Zs have taken steps to make a positive impact in their communities.
The findings come from Deloitte’s India Millennial and Gen Z Survey 2021. It claims that Indian millennials’ stress and anxiety levels (49%) are higher than the global average and that Indian Gen Zs are just as anxious and stressed as their global counterparts (46 percent).
For both groups, the primary sources of stress are concerns about their family’s well-being, job/career prospects, and long-term financial future.
Furthermore, it was discovered that 77% of millennials talk to their bosses about stress, and 81% say their bosses have taken steps to support their mental health.
According to the survey, millennials and Gen Zs are more optimistic about how the pandemic has prompted positive personal changes, believing that it has prompted people to prioritize their health and their ability to deal with future pandemics.
Furthermore, nine out of ten millennials (90%) and 87 percent of Gen Zs believe that changes seen during the pandemic will help to reverse environmental damage.