Meeting the of cost living is becoming increasingly hard, and as such everyone is putting extra effort to carter for their needs and that of their immediate family. In many countries, wages are low so employees spend extra time working while others take up second job to increase their earnings. As the days goes by, fatigue begins to set in. What is the implication of fatigue to a worker? How can you identify the signs of fatigue? How can you deal with fatigue?
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Fatigue is a physical or mental state of being tired, exhausted, weary and lethargic. Whether physical or mental, fatigue does no good to the body. Long working hours contributes to fatigue among workers. In Nigeria for example, some individuals wake up as early as 4am preparing for work. Spend two hours on the road to work due to regular heavy traffic. They closed from work so late and get home around 10pm. Recognizing the signs of fatigue can curb its impending dangers. Fatigue can lead to accident at workplace.
Warning Signs of Fatigue
- Burning eyes or drooping eyelids
- Day dreaming and hallucination
- Falling asleep during daytime activities
- Difficulty in thinking while resolving little problems
It is quite understandable that hard work can bring success but setting limitations can evict the dangers of fatigue. The major cause of fatigue is lack of sleep. So it it necessary to always get enough sleep.
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Sleep is like a medicine. It is also a debt we owe which we must always pay the body. Make sure you sleep at night. Working at night and sleeping during daytime will affect the quality of your life. There is a big difference in the quality of night sleep from daytime sleep. Living a simple life, differentiating needs from wants will help you set a balance view of materialistic pursuits. This will benefit you because you will be guided on the type of job you take and the hours spent working.