Dear tired - Use your common sense and think about what you are eating, the amount of good quailty sleep you are getting, your responsibilities at your job, whether or not you like it and want to be there etc. you could be tired for many reasons. Sit down and figure it out or have a friend help you. Get a physical check up. Are you allergic to something you are being exposed to or eating?? Do not resort to having a Dr figuring this out for you. Narrow down the possibilities and then talk to someone related to those issues, like a Nutritionist, a Stress Consultant, Relaxation Therapist, Homeopth or Naturopath etc. Be responsible for your own Wellness! Be honest - you know yourself best.
I believe stress and diet are major factors for feeling "drained" and tired at the end of the day, and job-related stress may be coming from activities not appearing to be stressful at first glance. In my former workplace, as a member of a small team, I was one person tasked with multiple high priority issues and told we simply must find a way to get them accomplished "on time". Many employers do not recognize the fact that good performance costs money and in a "down" economy many of them are looking for ways to still get the job or jobs done at the least cost. I believe this is leading to an increase in stress among workers that will have long-term effects on national productivity and employee development. After confirming that my employer had no real interest in helping us do the job properly while at the same time pursuing individual development in order to remain current in our career field, I resigned and decided to devote myself to other pursuits.
More to your point of tiredness and workplace fatigue, without knowing more about you and the job it is difficult to speculate on specific causes. I know in my case that changing my diet by eliminating high sugar carbonated beverages, eating more vegetables, eliminating bread almost completely (except on weekends) and increasing my daily exercise by walking in the morning before work helped! My wife was going in for gastric bypass surgery and I followed a one page nutritional plan prepared for her for two and one-half months leading up to the surgery. While she was chacking and tracking weight loss during this time, I was not; I took it for granted that I was loosing weight and hoped to be happy with the results. After arriving at the motel nextdoor to where her surgery was scheduled, I finally checked my weight and was stunned to learn I lost twenty-seven pounds!! I had gone from two hundred and five pounds down to one hundred and seventy-eight pounds and I felt great! The good feelings and increased energy had been evident during the two and one-half month period leading up to my wife's operation, but I had no idea this extra weight had been dragging me down.
So my suggestion is to NOT discount that workplace stress may come from everyday activities you have simply grown accustomed to dealing with, and that diet and extra weight also make a significant difference to everyday fatigue. Our bodies are machines and we simply need to consider the "quality" of the fuel being put into them. Just because a machine continues to run with "low grade fuel" does not mean it is running efficiently. I would also say the most difficult part of following a one page, daily nutritional plan was the first seven to ten days; it was a mental challange to accept I had been eating poorly and dumping things into my body of little value. Once that reality sunk in I began feeling much better and eating simplified meals made one aspect of my work life much easier to deal with.
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