Feeling tired? The rest of us are too. And it’s showing on Google Trends…
In a report published by Vice to Instagram on Tuesday, the publication revealed that the phrase “I am tired” is at its most Googled point in the history of Google Trends.
Since Google Trends started recording search data in 2004, the phrase has been growing in user searches. Just like a “wildly successful stock”, as Vice so aptly puts it. Except, it’s not the stocks that are climbing, it’s us – we’re climbing into bed.
A quick analysis on Google Trends reveals that the phrase “I’m tired” last peaked on Google in September, with South Africa ranking in the top 5 countries for the most searches of the phrase.
Other countries include Brunei, the Philippines, Jamaica and the United States.
Additionally, Google Trends shows that related queries searched on Google include “tired meme”, “I’m really tired”, “why I’m so tired” and “I’m very tired.” Not only are we trying to find the root cause this shared fatigue, but we’re trying our best to relay these feelings to others in a way we know best – with memes.
Well, why is everyone so tired?
Vice reports that a poll published by Gallup last year showed that the world is sadder and more stressed than ever before. Why? The pandemic. Economic uncertainty. A terribly negative news cycle. Adding to the matter, a poll published by Future Forum that shows that burnout from workplace stress is at a record high.
We’re not writing this with any solutions up our sleeves. Many of us are battling against a rising cost of living in jobs that demand energy, sometimes more than we can give. It shows in the numbers…
We hear you, we feel you, we’re in this together. A nap won’t solve any of these problems, but you still deserve it.
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