Do you feel tired, overwhelmed and less productive this time of year? You’re not alone.
According to experts, you’re just one of thousands struggling with ‘end-of-year fatigue’ – a real phenomenon causing people to feel tired, irritable and overwhelmed as the year draws to a close.
Common contributors include looming deadlines as we rush to finish (or even start) all the things we haven’t quite gotten around to.
If left unchecked, ‘end-of-year fatigue’ can lead to all sorts of health problems including anxiety and burnout.
If you’re struggling to keep up with the EOY pace, here are some tips and tools to help redirect your focus and boost energy levels.
Don’t let stress drain you
Stress is one of the key contributors to end-of-year fatigue and low energy. Whether its work, family or other life commitments, it’s important to recognise what is causing you to feel stressed, as well as solutions and strategies to help manage it. Whilst there’s no quick fix for stress, there are some simple things you can do to help to reduce it. Many people find adding meditation, yoga, breathing exercises or mindfulness techniques into their day helps them to feel more relaxed and, in turn, energised.
Plan ahead (and be realistic)
Overcommitting is not just mentally draining but counterproductive as well. Not to mention the continuous cognitive load might cause a full-blown burnout. Make a list of important tasks you need to accomplish the next day, before going to bed. Keep the to-do-list simple and realistic. This will keep you from overcommitting, ensuring you’ve enough time to check off all the items on that list.
Sleep deprivation can make your mind foggy from weariness, adversely affecting your mood, focus, alertness, and productivity. Getting enough sleep is critical for brain rejuvenation. Aim for 7-9 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Make sure your bedroom helps you feel relaxed and sleepy: clear the clutter, have comfortable and warm bedding, and turn off your phone and TV.
Enhance your energy and focus
Whilst the above tips can help fight end-of-year fatigue, there are also times when you need an extra boost. Thanks to its caffeine kick, Pro Plus® relieves the symptoms of fatigue and tiredness, so you can focus on the task at hand.
Pro Plus® tablets are available to purchase from supermarkets and pharmacies nationwide.
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