Time to take a break

before you burn out.

Do you rely on coffee, or another form of caffeine, to get you up and going in the morning, to counteract the mid-afternoon slump or to get you through the night shift?

Do you find yourself feeling tired all the time?

Are you struggling with a lack of sleep or do you feel that you are not coping at work?


You could be experiencing fatigue.

Studies from the National Safety Council show that people often make light of how little sleep they get regularly. An over-worked, over-tired condition has become the norm for many. But a good night’s sleep is not just a novelty, it’s a necessity in order to avoid chronic fatigue syndrome. We also often offer this “free” service of taking care of others without registering whether it’s taking a toll on your mental and physical health.

Feeling exhausted is becoming common in our busy day-to-day as we often don’t take the time to take break. Common results of fatigue include loss of motivation, a slower reaction to things, a reduced ability to process information, memory lapses, absent-mindedness, decreased awareness, lack of attention, underestimation of risk, reduced coordination etc. Fatigue can lead to errors and accidents, medical conditions, injury and reduced productivity.

Twelve Phases of Burnout
Give yourself a break

Reach out to our AskNelson counsellors to find ways to avoid fatigue and burnout and take better care of your well-being.

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