In not so breaking news it looks like us New Yorkers may need to take a chill pill as a study has revealed the most relaxed states and, spoiler alert, New York is so not relaxed.
What most likely causes this lack of relaxation, you ask? Answer: work-related burnout.
Addiction specialists at The Diamond Rehab analyzed 12-months worth of search volume data for multiple phrases, terms, and queries related to work-related burnout to determine which states are the most relaxed.
And while those lucky Mississippians had a search volume of 284 per 100,000 residents–making them the most relaxed state in the U.S.–us New Yorkers had a search volume of 645 per 100,000 residents.
In other words, we are the 48th most relaxed state in the U.S., or, well, the 3rd least relaxed.
Though while across the country we all experience different levels of relaxation and burnout, we do have one thing in common–“depersonalization” is, universally, the most searched burnout-related term across all states, followed by “burnout symptoms.”
A spokesperson for The Diamond Rehab commented on the findings, saying:
It’s clear that certain states have emerged as frontrunners in the relaxation department. These findings illuminate the diverse relaxation preferences and habits of residents, providing a unique perspective on what contributes to the overall tranquility within these areas.
The top 10 least relaxed states can be seen in the following table:
The Diamond Rehab spokesperson added:
The findings offer valuable insights into the challenges individuals across various regions may face while highlighting the importance of recognizing and addressing burnout. It’s encouraging to see this data contributing to a broader conversation about mental health and work-life balance.