Mental Fatigue

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.”- John Lennon

Mental Fatigue

Definition: Mental fatigue is a condition triggered by prolonged cognitive activity. Basically, it sends your brain into overdrive, leaving you exhausted, hampering your productivity and overall cognitive function.

Symptoms: Constantly feeling tired, overwhelmed, or unable to focus are signs of mental fatigue — a condition that affects many of us at some point in life. Sep 28, 2018 –Global News

Over the past week I have been feeling tired, not able to put words into sensible sentences. My thoughts seem muddled, confused, and out of sync from the rest of my physical and emotional state.

I do not carry a medical degree, yet, what I have described probably fits with many other maladies that people experience. So, always speak to your Medical Advisor when seeking treatment. Self-diagnosis is never a good thing, and not recommended.

I have noticed in my most recent history that I have gone to post fourteen days in a row, then a total bomb -out. I agree with the definition of mental fatigue. That could be why I have not been able to put together a post to publish. Like the body, the mind also needs periods of rest. First part of the remedy tune out the political mayhem that is happening south of the Canadian border. Also, stay away from any heavy drama, like my favorite, Law & Order SVU.

My number one blog that I like to turn to about all things in Mental Health is mental health & home with editor Ashley L. Peterson. So, maybe she would have a better way to explain this condition. I would welcome her input. Of course, I have not warned her about this post ahead of time, sorry Ashley.

Well, there you have it, a short post about the issue I have been experiencing over the last week.

So dear reader, I would like to hear about your remedies on defeating mental fatigue!

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  2. ashleyleia

    Thanks! I tend to conceptualize fatigue in this sense as being like a battery. That battery has a capacity that can change depending on various factors. But in a more immediate sense, there are things that drain that battery, like mental stress or physical pain, and there are things that replenish it, like sleep and social support. Fatigue happens when the battery is getting drained faster than it’s charging back up. There are many specific things that could potentially be playing a role, but I like the battery analogy because it makes sense regardless of specifics.

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  3. V

    Lots and lots and lots of coffee.
    And lots of sleep.
    I know the two seem counter-intuitive, but when it happens at the correct times of day, it helps.

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  4. V

    Please rest up and feel better ❤
    Mental fatigue is so draining.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      Thanks V! I have been resting.


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