Brian Wallace en Professions, Workers, Careers, IT - Information Technology, beBee in English Founder • NowSourcing 26/12/2018 · 1 min de lectura · 1,2K

The Psychology of Work Fatigue

Though most desk jobs don’t require much (if any at all) physical exertion, many office workers still find themselves physically and mentally exhausted by the end of the day in an experience known as work fatigue. Though scientists are not exactly certain what really causes work fatigue and regardless of the biological reasons, it is encountered by millions of employees across countless industries.

As a cycle within itself, this unchecked fatigue can make us irritable, prevent us from getting good sleep, and even lead to depression. In turn, this affects our performance and concentration at work which compounds on feelings of stress in our at-home lives as well. During your day at work, take time for yourself by utilizing your breaks and stepping away from the computer screen for a few minutes, cutting back on caffeine especially after noontime, and being mindful of nutrition and hydration. Steps like this keep our mind sharp and alert as well as our body. But work fatigue doesn’t just stop when we clock out. For many people it comes home with them, affecting their quality of sleep, nutrition, and even self worth.


Even though our jobs may be demanding, don’t let your tasks become a source of stress in your life. Take back your energy and attention from work fatigue by focusing on mindfulness, good rest, and self respect. Take a look at this infographic for more on work fatigue, what we can do to work against it, and how to build the skills to keep it off.

The Psychology of Work Fatigue