mental fatigue

A 30-post collection


“Mental fatigue is a condition characterized by excessive mental tiredness.” This condition can lead to serious problems including reduced productivity, poor performance at work and impairment of physical functioning. Learning to recognize the symptoms of fatigue can help avoiding unnecessary complications. Therefore, it is fundamental to anticipate it with preventive actions. This mental status can manifest differently for each person. For instance, difficulty focusing and problem solving, anxiety, irritability with co-workers and loss of passion for work are potential symptoms.Other symptoms include insomnia and confusion as well as frustration triggered by problem-solving tasks such as simple math. According to...

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In recent news, the title of the article was: “Only 41% of employers have a strategy to protect the health of workers”, and the article ends with the following conclusion: “increasingly aware of the direct link between the well-being of employees and their level of productivity and commitment to the company, as well as the relationship with behaviours associated with less healthy lifestyles - namely, sedentary lifestyle, stress, and obesity. What remains now is: moving into practice.” As suggested in a 2007 publication by the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization, “Steps to Health. A European framework...

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Mental health problems (burnout, mental fatigue, depression, self-deprivation, loneliness, insomnia…) lead to the loss of productivity. Those losses represent big cost to companies, and to the individuals affected by it. Francisco Miranda Rodrigues, member of the Order of Psychologists (Portuguese Psychologists Association), said that the loss of productivity caused by mental health problems can represent an approximate cost of €212 million per year to small and medium-sized enterprises and €117 millions to big companies. We can say that mental health problems can cost €329 million per year to companies, but you have to evaluate the other side: How much does...

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Emotional exhaustion has been described as the core symptom of burnout. Copenhagen Burnout Inventory (CBI) is an instrument that allows exploring exhaustion in more detailed and also studying the individual’s attribution of exhaustion to specific domains in life. Furthermore, the three scales predicted future sickness absence, sleep problems, use of pain-killers, and intention to quit. Furthermore, the three scales predicted future sickness absence, sleep problems, use of pain-killers, and intention to quit. The 3 burnout scales concern to 3 domains: Personal burnout - a generic scale to be responded by all persons Work-related burnout - a work-related scale to...

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Decision Fatigue happens when we make too many choices, for long periods of time in maximum focus and concentration, it can also be called of Brain Drain. Decision fatigue may seem odd, if you pass eight hours, sited in a chair. You may not feel physically tired, but you are low on mental energy and that makes you feel tired all the time. “According to multiple sources on the Internet, the average amount of remotely conscious decisions an adult makes each day equals about 35,000.” Here are some signs you might be suffering from decision fatigue or brain drain:...

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