26-year-old believes ‘millennial burnout’ is a real thing
A MILLENNIAL genuinely believes her generation suffers unique pressures causing them to burn out at an early age, she has revealed.
Jo Kramer believes that having a low-paying job, keeping healthy, political disagreements and renting a flat are a toxic cocktail of stresses no preceding age group has ever had to struggle with.
She said: “I’ve definitely got burnout. Some mornings I’m so anxious about work I just want to stay in my nice warm bed. You can’t tell me that’s normal.
“I’m totally swamped by the internet, what with Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Tinder, email, Facebook and all the rest, and I can’t switch off from it because I have to check it every 90 seconds.
“There’s no way I can afford all the cool stuff and holidays the influencers have and that wrecks my self-esteem. Did anyone in the 1980s have that problem? Obviously not.
“Sometimes I can’t sleep for worrying I haven’t got enough couscous for lunch and I’ll have to buy a sandwich and then won’t have enough cash for a deposit because I’m in a negative property-sandwich-couscous feedback loop.”
Friend Emma Bradford said: “It’s bad, but it’s possible humans might have experienced equal stress during wars and famines and that. Was Dark Ages burnout a thing? Or was that just witches?”