It's not yet 3 p.m., and you're already feeling wretchedly tired. You've already knocked back 5 cups of coffee, but you still long for bed. Especially since you have nothing but a desk full of work, and an in-box clogged with emails to look forward to for the rest of the day.
By Marie Kreft
Burn-out. We all know the feeling. Drifting from day to week on endless cups of coffee, five hours’ sleep each night and a series of headaches, stresses and workrelated nightmares. It’s not fun and it’s certainly not good for your health or happiness.
But when general tiredness gives way to fatigue, it’s time to stop listening to your alarm clock each morning and pay more attention to your personal alarm bells. Are you making yourself unhappy? Stressed? Ill? It’s one thing feeling sleepy at your desk after a late night – and another thing when you lose all motivation to work. Feeling tired in the workplace can lead to mistakes, illness, depression and even accidents, so it’s important to spot the warning signs and give yourself a break. When fatigue starts creeping up on you, take note of these simple ways to beat it…