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Many find it improbable to experience fatigue from a desk job. However, performing a task in such manner and for long hours will eventually lead to fatigue. That is all according to Psych Degrees’ infographic “The Psychology of Work Fatigue: Trying to figure out why sitting at a desk all day makes you so tired?”

What is Fatigue?

Fatigue is extreme exhaustion on either a physical and mental level. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Nearly everyone is overtired or overworked from time to time. Such instances of temporary fatigue usually have an identifiable cause and a likely remedy.”

Are you Tired or Fatigued?

Tiredness sets in after too much exercise or strenuous activity but you recover with rest and sleep. Fatigue is different as, even with rest and sleep, an individual can still suffer from anxiety, confusion, and even depression.

Why Are More Americans Feeling Workplace Fatigue?

Americans have become workaholics and are putting in 47.7 hours weekly. The work environment has changed. The long hours, early morning and night shifts, and job rotations are contributing factors. Regardless of the reason, workers are physically and emotionally drained by stress leading to people reacting in unhealthy ways which can worsen the problem.

Reviving your Energy

You can revive your energy to achieve a work-life balance. Taking regular breaks and a working a flexible schedule helps. Outside the workplace, Psych Degrees suggest getting adequate sleep to align with the natural body clock. Following a set schedule is helpful too. There is no fatigue in a sound mind and a healthy body.