Overwork is a condition of the body caused by too hard, long and continuous work, which very often exceeds the norms established by law and hygiene rules. Overwork is dangerous and can cause physical and mental disorders.
Chronic fatigue leads to exhaustion of the body and disruption of the functioning of some of its systems. In such a situation, our productivity and ability to concentrate decreases, we make the simplest mistakes and cope increasingly badly with stress. Many people do not understand how serious a health risk overwork is and underestimate the importance of rest.
Among the many causes of overwork are:
In doing so, there are two types of overwork: physical and mental. The former develops gradually and to eliminate it, all you need is rest, sleep and relaxation. Mental overwork, on the other hand, progresses gradually and is often not recognized in time.
While physical overwork is easy to recognize, mental overwork is realized when our condition is already serious. Therefore, observe your mood and behavior to spot the main symptoms of overwork early, such as:
If you notice these symptoms in yourself, you should take care of yourself immediately. If possible, give up some responsibilities and postpone projects, ask someone to help you, or take a few days off to recuperate.
Proper work hygiene and organization will help you avoid fatigue and overwork. The most important thing is to develop useful and healthy habits that will make it easier for you to take care of your work-life balance. Here are some such habits:
It may take some time to develop such habits, but it will ultimately save you from extreme overwork and loss of health.
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