As the year draws to a close, many of us start to feel the slow fizzle that is year-end fatigue. Much like general stress, year-end fatigue can seem unavoidable. With the pressures of juggling work and personal life, most of us end up reaching the tail end of the year drained and struggling to concentrate. Luckily, we’ve got 5 easy tips to help you fight this, and finish the year off strong!
1. WATCH YOUR HEALTH
During busy periods, a lot of us tend to neglect our health. To effectively combat this, it is absolutely essential that you continuously get enough sleep (at least 7-8 hours a night), maintain a healthy diet, exercise and avoid excessive drinking or smoking.
- DON’T OVER-EXTEND YOURSELF
The end of the year tends to be a jam-packed time for most people. So, it can become easy to spread oneself thin. To avoid ending the year completely run-down, it is important to priorities your tasks, scale back and take some time off.
- SPEND TIME WITH LOVED ONES & HAVE A SOLID SUPPORT SYSTEM
Planning outings and spending quality time with family and friends can be a great way to release stress. Studies have shown that people in stressful situations release less cortisol (the stress hormone) when supported by loved ones.
It’s no secret just how expensive the festive season can be. We know the last thing you want to enter the new year with is an empty wallet. To avoid this, try pre-plan a festive budget to help avoid an over spend. Arrange a shared gifting budget or set a budget per gift with your loved ones.