Everyone feels tired every now and then. Coming home from work or school, you feel there’s no energy left to do anything else. There’s dinner to prepare, toys to put away, laundry to load, help the children with homework, bake cookies for the fund drive, call your mother, and the list goes on; not to mention that before coming home, you had to pass by the supermarket to get some groceries and then pick up the kids from sports and music practice. Just thinking about all the things that still need to be done can give you mental stress.
Perhaps your day wasn’t so great either. The boss was so demanding that doing your job leaves you feeling exhausted. And if you’re a student, we all know what it’s like – too many distractions, a ton of homework and too little time to do them. Mental fatigue is a symptom that can lead to serious physical illness. The good news is that there are practical and common sense steps anyone can take to overcome mental tiredness. These are not quick fixes and might seem easier said than done, but if you take self-responsibility for your mental, emotional, and physical health, the benefits will lead to well-being and a better quality of life; in addition, gaining a more positive outlook and greater energy to do the things that matter to you.