Tips: How To Handle Year-End Fatigue

As the year winds down, many of us start to feel the effects of year-end fatigue. It’s like a slow burnout that’s hard to avoid, especially when we’re juggling work and personal life. By the time we get to the end of the year, we’re drained and finding it hard to concentrate. But don’t worry, I’ve got 5 easy tips to help you fight this fatigue and finish the year strong!

  1. Watch your health.

We all get busy from time to time and it’s easy to put our health on the back burner. But it’s super important to take care of ourselves. To do that, make sure you’re getting enough sleep (at least 7-8 hours a night), eating healthy foods, getting some exercise, and avoiding excessive drinking or smoking. Your body will thank you for it!

  1. Don’t over-exert yourself.

The end of the year can be a crazy time for most people. It’s easy to get overloaded and feel like you’re running on empty. To avoid burnout, it’s important to take a step back, prioritize your tasks, and give yourself some much-needed downtime. This way, you’ll be able to make it through the end of the year without feeling completely wiped out.

  1. Spend time with family and friends.

Hanging out with family and friends is a really good way to chill out and de-stress. Did you know that when you’re feeling stressed, spending time with loved ones can help lower the amount of cortisol (a hormone linked to stress) in your body?

  1. Budget

You know how expensive the festive season can get, right? Well, the last thing you want is to start the new year with an empty wallet. To avoid this, why not plan a festive budget ahead of time? You could even suggest a shared gifting budget with your loved ones, or just set a budget per gift to keep your spending in check. It’s a great way to make sure you don’t overspend and can still enjoy the holidays without breaking the bank!

  1. Reflect

It’s always a good idea to look back and think about what went well and what didn’t over the past year. It can help you figure out what you want to achieve in the coming year.

Remember that if you’re feeling overwhelmed with end-of-year burnout, it’s totally okay to ask for help. Lean on your loved ones and don’t be afraid to reach out. You don’t have to go through this alone.

If you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send me a Facebook Messagea Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).