Not sure if it’s an age thing but lately it seems like my days are blurring together. Maybe it’s a 40-something kind of bug…..Perhaps part of it is the volunteer overtime I’ve been completing or feeling a bit under the weather….but one day is merging into the next and either it’s workplace fatigue or in need of an extended vacation.
Fatigue doesn’t usually come out of no-where. Lifestyle habits and underlying health issues usually are the culprit:
- Medical causes – Can be an undiagnosed illness such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, arthritis, going through “the change”
- Lifestyle- – Sleep deprivation, long work hours, partying too hard (as if!!!)
- Emotional concerns and stress – Depression and grief are usually the culprit. A stressful home life, family worries….
The solutions are simple (if you are willing to embrace change)
Eating a balanced diet, addressing any issues or concerns you have at work or at home is usually a good place to start. Control your workload (if able)
It all begins with the first step ( sometimes the most challenging) and before you know it you’ll find yourself with more energy to enjoy the things you used to be able to do. Just remember to take time out for yourself. I should also practice what I preach. Perhaps a nice vacation in the tropics, cool breezes, sandy beaches, and a glass of rum is the sure thing to turn my frown upside down. 😉