The brain works too much causing serious problems for health and work. If not well controlled, this condition can cause the body to become more and more exhausted.
1. Signs that the brain works too much
Mental exhaustion , exhausted body and a series of health problems will occur if we cannot regulate working time for the brain. The following are manifestations that signal the brain to work too much:
- Feeling heavy or uncomfortable
- Impaired perception and emotions
- Not enthusiastic about things that often bring you joy
- Abdominal pain and digestive problems
- Decreased appetite
- Insomnia, sleep disorders
You may also experience other changes in mood and emotions. Disbelief, apathy, lack of motivation and difficulty in concentration are all signs of over-working brain conditions.
2. How to recover when the brain works too much
2.1. Meet basic physical needs
- Get enough sleep
Cutting down on sleep time every day makes you quickly exhausted and takes more effort to get things done. Each person's sleep duration may vary, but try to get enough sleep from 7 to 8 hours a night.
- Eat appropriately
When spending too much time working,you tend to take fast food instead of a full and reasonable diet. To enhance the productivity of the brain, make sure to adequately replenish the necessary nutrients.
In addition, pay attention to drinking enough water and eating in mode. Sometimes you feel you're too busy eating, but hunger can reduce blood sugar levels and leave your body with insufficient energy to work.
If you feel too stressed and busy preparing a suitable meal, take nutritious snacks, such as fruits, yogurts, raw vegetables and nuts.
If you feel your concentration is declining, take a break from your desk and go out to exercise, if possible. This will bring a lot of benefits when the brain works too much.
Try to spend at least 2.5 hours a week doing moderate exercises. A 15-minute walk during breaks helps the brain rest, improves morale, brings clarity and even reduces stress. You can take that 15-minute time to get more done, but you're sure to be more productive if you allow yourself to rest.
- Show affection
Intimate contacts (including sex) can bring many benefits when the brain works too much. This helps reduce stress, improves mood and helps you sleep better. Contact with a sexual friend erases the emptness, which somewhat reduces the feeling of emotional stress.
2.2. Change the way work is viewed
After you've done everything you can to meet your physical needs, reconsider how you view your work. You may have to do something, but you really don't have enough time and energy to do it. In this case, you need to stop a little to change the way you work.
- Split work
Thinking about having to complete a big project can make you feel exhausted and your brain like a shutdown. You feel too hard and can't even start. Instead, try breaking down large jobs into smaller sections. Each part of the work, when reviewed separately, is easier to manage and perform. Try to focus on what you're doing, avoid thinking about the next step when your current job is unfinished. This will help prevent the brain from working too much and make it easy for you to move from one thing to another.
- Seek help
Contact colleagues, friends, family members, partners, or anyone who can ask for their help. Difficult jobs often require the help of many people to complete. However, they don't necessarily have to do anything directly to help you. Sometimes just listening to you vent your feelings can help you feel more relieved.
- Satisfied with the results
Even if you dedicate all your mental resources to a project, the results sometimes make you feel not really satisfied.
Instead of being disappointed with the result, try thinking about all the effort you put in and the process of doing it. You can't always get a job done exactly as you envisioned. There are times that require you to get the job done as quickly as possible to preserve your health.
2.3. Change your work habits
When the brain works too much,it will be difficult for you to retain and recall all the information that you have spent hours researching. The following work habits will help you be more productive.
- Work notes
We all face challenges of high concentration at work as well as learning. In a long day with a lot of work to complete, it will be difficult for you to remember all that happens and always have to spend too much time working.
Writing down everything will help you remember things in your mind and prioritize things. Notes also keep you awake, focused, and have documents to review later.
- Try a new working method
When you encounter a deadlock at work, you should stop for a moment to consider doing it in a new way. Performing work in a different method can make a difference in the level of energy, awareness and results received.
- Bringing nature into the work space
Nature always has positive effects on mental and physical health. This is especially useful when the brain works too much.
Research shows that adding more trees to the research area has the effect of helping you increase concentration and reduce stress, leading to increased productivity.
- Change your work space
If you feel exhausted at the beginning of your work, consider moving to another space, if possible. Changing the environment can help reset your focus.
- Adjust your work schedule
Working at the end of the day is usually more difficult because this is when the brain does not work most sensitively. Try adjusting your working time so you can do important things at times when you feel most alert, such as after breakfast.
- Proactively find ways to solve stress
When feeling stressed, you need to try to clearly identify the cause. Even the smallest things can be stress-creating causes, such as making an appointment to see you or thinking about a birthday present. If necessary, you should see a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
- Spend time relaxing
To avoid the brain working toomuch , you should spend time with yourself. Self-care plays a significant part in staying healthy and minimizing stress. This includes things like staying active, getting enough sleep, eating well and spending time on things you like.
Too much brain work will cause stress, exhaustion and negative emotions. To manage stress, improve physical and mental health, you need to meet basic physical needs, change the way you look at work and change your working habits.
It can be seen that if we spend too much time working will have negative effects on mental and physical health itself. Therefore, pay attention to everything so that the body has time to rest, ensure a healthy life and limit diseases.
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