Overcome Fatigue to live a healthy life

Fatigue is the extreme tiredness resulting from physical exertion, prolonged stress, sleep deprivation and mental exertion. The fatigued person is tired and lacks energy to do anything. Chronic fatigue has a serious impact on your health and will for sure affect your work performance and success in life.

Below are some of the red flags that could ring a bell for you on your fatigue status;

  • General tiredness
  • Anemia
  • Lack of motivation
  • Exhaustion (physical or emotional)
  • Chronic lateness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression
  • Diminished sense of personal accomplishment
  • Frequent headaches
  • High self-expectations
  • Hopelessness
  • Hypertension
  • Inability to maintain balance of empathy and objectivity
  • Increased irritability
  • Less ability to feel joy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss weight
  • Change in appetite or sleep pattern
  • Altered bowel habit or urinary symptoms
  • Blood loss
  • Jaundice
  • Anger

Causes of fatigue

There are many causes of fatigue and the following are some of them;

  • Physical causes like overweight and pregnancy.
  • Physiological causes due to personal problems that can cause anxiety.
  • Mental health problems such as stress, depression or anxiety can make you feel more tired.
  • Change in life style for example if someone is anxious about getting married.

How to overcome fatigue

There are a number of steps you can take to overcome fatigue and the following are some of them;

  • Develop a positive approach  towards varying life situations
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Do regular exercises
  • Get enough sleep
  • Decrease stimulants like caffeine, alcohol, sugar among others.


To overcome fatigue you have to develop a positive approach to life.  Fatigue is comes about as a result of what you put in your mind.




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