motivation According to a study, the health crisis has profoundly changed our lifestyles, especially among young adults
Many French people said they were too lazy to leave their homes. — Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels
The health crisis linked to Covid-19 continues to have consequences on the lives of French people. The Jean-Jaurès Foundation and Ifop have published a study on November 11 on the transformation of our lifestyles after these last two years of health crisis. This period would thus have profoundly affected state of mind, motivation and relationship to the effort of the French.
A loss of motivation
“ Since the health crisis, 30% of respondents say they are less motivated than before », highlights the survey. This share of respondents less motivated since the health crisis is even 40% for 25-34 year olds. This figure drops to 21% for those over 65.
Several factors seem to influence this percentage, such as whether or not you live in the Paris region. 41% of French people living in this area said be less motivated than before the crisis, compared to 29% for those living in urban areas outside the Paris region and 22% for those living in rural areas.
A wave of laziness with multiple consequences
In parallel with this drop in motivation, the study also highlighted an increase in fatigue felt after physical exertion (for 41% of French people), and a drop in practice of sport and physical activity among 28% of 18-24 year olds. All these elements seem to interact with each other to lead to a mental and physical weakening of the population, and in particular of young adults, who have suffered several successive crises, against a backdrop of global warming.
This would result in greater vulnerability. faced with the vagaries of life, a lower resistance to frustration and waiting, a development of the risks linked to obesity and at sedentary lifestyle and more generally a « lazy epidemic » to leave home, which would affect more regularly 45% of French people.
According to this study, this would explain the low number of spectators in theaters of cinema, the constant increase in deliveries home, or the wave of resignations that there has recently been on the market. from work, the French now favoring their private life more.