1. Ask yourself: What’s behind your mental exhaustion?
In many cases, mental fatigue results from several reasons. But, if you can pinpoint a particular cause, then you can take a more structured approach in handling your fatigue.
For instance, if you know that the high demands of your job causes your fatigue, then you can talk to your superior or colleagues about it. Perhaps, you can take a break, delegate some tasks, or move some deadlines.
2. Focus on your health
Poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and inadequate sleep can magnify the effects of your mental fatigue.
Eat a balanced diet by eating more nutrient-dense foods, exercise for at least 30 minutes daily, and sleep for a minimum of 7 hours a night. This will keep your body strong and resistant to stressors.
3. Self-care is not a “waste of time”
Taking a break from work, practicing mindfulness meditation, and doing things that bring you happiness are not a waste of time.
In fact, experts say you must find time to do things you enjoy daily.