Work and mental health: the French want a better balance between their personal and professional life

According to a new study conducted by the dating application Bumble, more and more French people want to turn away from a model of glorification of performance at work in favor of their personal life. 48% of them now want to find a better balance.

Covid-19 crisis, exacerbated culture of hyper-availability and hyper-connectivity at work, explosion of burn-outs… The changes of recent years have prompted the French to take stock of the place they give to their day-to-day activities and relationships. And more and more of them now feel that they want to give more importance to their personal life compared to their work. Thus, for 48% of French people, this balance between the personal and the professional occupies a central place in daily life, to the point of wanting choose a career that gives them more flexibility.

For 43% of respondents, this balance is even much more important than their professional status. At the millenials (the generation aged between 25 and 35), 42% believe that it is essential that their partner is able to set limits with their work.

Towards the end of the glorification of work?

Also according to the Bumble study, nearly 8 out of 10 French people say they feel exhausted and overwhelmed by their professional life : to get out of this infernal vicious circle harmful to their mental health, 30% of people questioned now say they want to favor work and career choices where greater flexibility is possible, in particular for 50% of them to be able to rest and take a break

We’re all better off when we’ve had time to disconnect and can come back to work with a rested mind.”confime Whitney Wolfe Heard, CEO de Bumble. “No one should sacrifice their sanity for the sake of their career.”

Even more striking, 18% of Gen Z respondents (those born after the year 2000) say no longer worrying about having an important job, leaving aside the glorification of work and the culture of presenteeism and restlessness. All for the benefit of their mental health above all else.

Source :

  • Research conducted by Bumble using internal data and surveys between October 12 and November 1, 2022 among a sample of 14,300 Bumble users worldwide, including France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Canada, India, Israel, the United States, Mexico, Singapore and the Philippines.

Source: by

*The article has been translated based on the content of by If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!