Fatigue is the extreme tiredness resulting from physical exertion, prolonged stress, sleep deprivation and mental exertion. The fatigued person is tired and lacks energy to do anything. Chronic fatigue has a serious impact on your health and will for sure affect your work performance and success in life.

Below are some of the red flags that could ring a bell for you on your fatigue status;

  • General tiredness
  • Anemia
  • Lack of motivation
  • Exhaustion (physical or emotional)
  • Chronic lateness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Depression
  • Diminished sense of personal accomplishment
  • Frequent headaches
  • High self-expectations
  • Hopelessness
  • Hypertension
  • Inability to maintain balance of empathy and objectivity
  • Increased irritability
  • Less ability to feel joy
  • Low self-esteem
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss weight
  • Change in appetite or sleep pattern
  • Altered bowel habit or urinary symptoms
  • Blood loss
  • Jaundice
  • Anger

Causes of fatigue

There are many causes of fatigue and the following are some of them;

  • Physical causes like overweight and pregnancy.
  • Physiological causes due to personal problems that can cause anxiety.
  • Mental health problems such as stress, depression or anxiety can make you feel more tired.
  • Change in life style for example if someone is anxious about getting married.

How to overcome fatigue

There are a number of steps you can take to overcome fatigue and the following are some of them;

  • Develop a positive approach  towards varying life situations
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Do regular exercises
  • Get enough sleep
  • Decrease stimulants like caffeine, alcohol, sugar among others.


To overcome fatigue you have to develop a positive approach to life.  Fatigue is comes about as a result of what you put in your mind.




Kasemiire Agnes Akiiki


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