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Freelancer Fatigue is a reality that goes against the usual comment that freelancers don’t do anything. When you talk to one you might get envious of them being able to do other things in the middle of the day such as going to the gym, attend a child’s event or even shopping. What you don’t usually know is that while you are commuting most freelancers are getting the job done, while you are enjoying your weekend or the holidays they are doing their jobs running after sometimes crazy deadlines. That is why freelancer fatigue is not only...

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To work-from-home can be a real challenge. When the change happens and one starts working from home either by choice or by the evolution of the workplace the change in routine can have a high impact on ones’ self-perception and the differentiation between personal and professional time tends to become to disappear since you do work-from-home, where you tend to spend your private time. To become a successful work-from-home employee there are some pitfalls that have to be avoided and if you incorporate new routines in your life you will probably become a successful work-from-home employee. From starters don’t...

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Shift patterned work, especially rotation including night duty are an important factor in determining the development of maladaptive fatigue. In the study: Work-related fatigue and recovery: the contribution of age, domestic responsibilities and shift work developed by Peter C. Winwood BDS BPsych, Antony H. Winefield PhD and Kurt Lushington PhD from the Department of Applied Psychological Research, University of South Australia we can clearly notice the impact of shift work on other factors, including age. The authors refer that the youngest group reported the highest fatigue and the longer recovering period than the older group. But the later had experience...

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The amount of workers reporting to work with little or no sleep has become so commonplace that this it is practically considered normal nowadays. In 2016, Harvard Business Review cited a survey which revealed that less than half of the people that took part in the study (45%) felt they slept well. The rest said that they experienced difficulty falling asleep, with 10% stating that they suffered from insomnia. Meanwhile, research published on the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine discovered that between $2,500 and $3,156 is lost every year on per employee due to their sleep problems...

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It is not a medical condition. It is closer to a combined list of symptoms, such as fatigue, distraction, and moodiness. It is a form of mental fatigue also named: Mental Fog, clouding of consciousness and cognitive dysfunction. It also reveals itself as something many people feel at the end of a day’s work total lack of mental energy. A mental fatigue só strong that some people find It hard to have a simple conversation with a stranger or acquaintance and sometimes even harder to decide what to have for a meal. It is like a veil that prevents...

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