5 Ways To Overcome Mental Fatigue That Really Work

5 Ways To Overcome Mental Fatigue That Really Work

Most of us experience run-down or feel burnout at some point in our lives. You may feel like you cannot muster energy to do anything else. Itʼs not just physical exhaustion but rather mental fatigue. It can impact everything from your mood to your productivity significantly. So, here are five ways to overcome this mental

fatigue before it leaves you in a brain fog. Make sure you read this blog till the end and bookmark it to check it later!

Limit Time For Low Yielding Activities

Think about how you spend your time. Do not spend time on activities that do not provide much value. If you engage in these activities more than you should, it is more likely that they can drain you mentally and cause mental fatigue. So, cut back on them wherever possible and schedule them for a time in the day when you normally have less energy. It will free up time your time and you can utilise that time on the important tasks.

Try not to check your email feeds in your free time. Instead, you can use that time to learn new things and pursue activities to increase your well being and quality of life. As a result, you'll feel a lot more accomplished and energised.

Use Timebox Technique

Timeboxing is a great and easy way to manage multiple work projects. It allows you to work on a specific task for a set period. This helps you stay focused, avoid burnout and most of all prevent a mental fatigue. Timeboxing in a way makes sure that you limit the time allotted to specific tasks. Yes, it counteracts perfectionism but it also ensures that you put your best foot forward in a set time

frame. This helps you become more productive and makes sure you do not fall too far in the rabbit hole.

Double Down On Your Sleep

You need sleep because itʼs essential to keep yourself physically healthy and

away from any mental fatigue. So, make sure you get enough rest, go to bed at a reasonable hour and try to get at least 78 hours of sleep every night. You can train yourself and feel less fatigue but you do need certain amount of sleep everyday. So, make it a practice to go to bed when you're tired and give your brain the recharge it needs.

Be Aware Of Your Energy Levels

Irrespective of the amount of your sleep or blood sugar levels, we all experience natural ebbs and flows in your energy throughout the day. These are your bodyʼs ultradian rhythms and they can affect your energy, mood, and cognitive functioning. However, being aware of your energy levels can ensure mental fatigue creep on to you. Here are a few things you can do when your energy levels are are high:

 Tasks that are not urgent but important and they get pushed because thereʼs no deadline for them

 Tasks that require focus

 Important decisions or plans you need to make

Here are a few things you can do when your energy levels are low:

 Unimportant or smaller tasks that donʼt require a lot of thinking

 Repetitive tasks

Take Breaks Strategically

Itʼs obvious that your energy levels naturally deteriorate over the course of the

day. So, instead of pushing yourself to an extent that you get a mental fatigue, itʼs better you give your brain a chance to relax and take a break. You may not return to your peak energy levels but itʼll help you sustain your focus for a longer period of time. Power naps are also great if you want to improve your alertness and mood, counteracting the afternoon slump.

The Final Words

It can feel challenging to overcome the mental fatigue but just taking smaller steps can help you manage it better. Acknowledging the fact that itʼs fatigue and you need to do something about it is the first step to it. Make sure you try the

above five ways and pick the one that works for you. If you want products that can help you manage your schedule, donʼt forget to check out our collection!
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