Updated: Apr 16
When You Are Exhausted at Work, Can You Still Be Productive?
The last thing you are in the mood for is a lecture on the importance of sleep when you are not in a position to immediately do so. Although that is the best solution, once you are on the job, that's usually not a feasible option. Most people resort to a 3rd or 4th cup of coffee, but is there a healthier way to address it?
Improving your sleep hygiene is the ultimate goal, but consider hydrating to replenish yourself when you are in a pickle. Usually, when you are feeling exhausted, it is a sign of dehydration. Water is also very rejuvenating. In addition to hydrating, try to go outside and take a walk for fresh air and vitamin D. Sunlight can perk you up and help you catch your second wind.
Keys to Success
Take a closer look at your lifestyle. You may have an inability to focus caused by not adequately taking breaks, leading to tiredness at work. A lack of exercise could also be the culprit. or alcohol consumption outside of work. Both of these can cause restlessness. The inability to effectively manage stress can also lead to exhaustion.
To ensure success, consider making lifestyle modifications to bring more balance to your routine, and stick to an appropriate bedtime to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep. If you need support, let us know.