Weariness

Sometimes you get weary. It is inevitable with the pace of work and life today. Even with a good balance to your life, you can run out of steam. What do you do when you are weary? The key is to stop and restore. Sometimes, you cannot stop right away as you have deadlines or demands that must be attended to. In that case, endure, but don’t go too long. You can wear yourself out and that does you no good.

Develop a pattern of restoration to employ when you feel weary. Perhaps it will involve getting out of your environment, rejuvenating with rest, identifying the root cause of your weariness and addressing it or having some fun. Weariness doesn’t serve you. When it shows up, acknowledge your weariness and eliminate it.

 

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Are You Tired?

Are you feeling tired lately? There are many reasons and ways you can end up tired. There are obvious physical reasons – you are not getting enough sleep, you are pushing your body too far or you are expending more energy than you have. There are other reasons as well – stress is getting the better of you, a difficult situation is draining your energy or you are neglecting balance in your life.

When you are tired, take a moment to determine the cause. Then, you can take action that is appropriate for the situation. If you are physically tired, you can get sleep or replenish yourself physically. If there is another reason, you can do what is needed to replenish your energy and balance.

Best to pay attention. Keep your performance high and respond intelligently when you are tired.

 

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Dog Tired

dogtiredMatthewWiebestocksnapOn Tuesday, I was watching the primary election results and noticed that some of the candidates and their spouses seemed very tired. It was a marked difference from the excitement and exuberance I have seen before. They are all going at a fast pace and have a lot of pressure on them. If they want to win, they have to keep going.

What can you do if you are dog-tired but must keep going? First, you can assess whether there is a compelling reason to keep going. Sometimes you get on a treadmill and everything becomes urgent. Your ability to discern is hampered by your fatigue. If you determine you have to keep going, create a strategy for making it through to your endpoint. Such a strategy could include short rest points, getting help from others, increasing the size of your team, adjusting your goals and expectations, if possible or doing things to maintain your health and well-being during this time.

Feeling dog-tired is tough. There is no point in running yourself into the ground. You can find a way to do what you have to and pace yourself to succeed.

 

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10 Signs That You Really Need Some Rest

ID-1003213151. You are slowing down in your responses and reactions to things.

2. You are making mistakes.

3. Your physical stamina is low.

4. You feel discouraged.

5. Your attention is wandering.

6. You are losing focus on priorities.

7. People tell you that you look or seem tired.

8. You know you are tired, but feel you have to keep going.

9. You are not communicating clearly to others.

10. Thinking is labor intensive.

 

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Tired?

 There are times in life when you are tired. You can be tired in a variety of ways: fed up, physically tired, out of energy for something or lacking inspiration. Usually, it does not take long to know you are tired. The problem comes when you try to ignore or override it. It behooves you to “listen” to your emotions and your body. They tell you things that your mind may be ignoring.

Are you tired? If you are, stop now and figure out what is happening. Life offers a lot more when you are in touch with yourself, than it does when you are tired.

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Sluggish? – 10 Ways to Get The Energy Going Again

There are going to be times when managers and teams lose momentum and drive. Here are 10 ways to revive your energy:

1. Take a group break – have lunch together with no discussions about work

2. Hold a meeting outside of your offices to create a change of scene

3. Stretch or exercise before the end of the day

4. Take a short break from your computer every hour

5. Do something else for awhile, then return to what you were doing

6. Listen to upbeat music that you enjoy, either while you work or during a break

7. Do a deep breathing exercise or meditate

8. Take a power nap, if you have the opportunity

9. Do something creative-brainstorm a topic you enjoy, draw something, daydream

10. Determine if something specific is draining your energy and eliminate it

 

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