SINGAPORE, Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — To better understand how stress is affecting Singaporeans during the pandemic, Traveloka conducted the 2021 Traveloka Wellness Survey with Singaporean respondents, covering all regions of the island, races, jobs, and genders.

Stress is an inevitable part of our lives. And when adding a pandemic to the mix, that stress can become an ever-present part of everyday life. However, stress isn’t always bad – it can be a motivator as it helps us to adapt with challenges, honing problem solving skills and building confidence. Indeed, enjoying a break, taking a good amount of self-care and stress management have never been more important to help us face daily overwhelmed routines.

Based on the study, more than 60% of respondents noted that their stress levels increased after the pandemic with the West residents taking the highest spot with almost 70% stress level increased during the pandemic. We dug deeper to better understand what were the reasons that increased Singaporeans’ stress level. The result showcased the top 3 reasons for Men’s stress were caused by financial stability (51%), longer working hours (44%), and limited mobility (44%). While for Women, the top 3 reasons stress were triggered by limited mobility (45%), longer working hours (43%), and health risk (42%).

To see the urgency level on how our respondents would need to take a break, over 42% saying that they urgently need a break at the earliest opportunity.

It is unsurprising then that demand for staycations in Singapore has increased greatly with 78% of our respondents indicating their interest in getting some rest by doing a staycation in a hotel or resort with more than 3 days off to relax and unwind. While 53% of respondents also stated their desire to have fun at attractions and 45% of respondents looking for adventurous tours.