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How to fight that post-holiday fatigue

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Summary

The so-called epidemic impacts those between 18 and 34-years-old

One expert says it's easy to feel overtired when you're always dealing with work email at home

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The holidays are done and it’s a long stretch until the next long weekend and you just feel tired. If that’s how you’re feeling, you are not alone but the good news is there are some solutions.

Ashleigh Brown with the staffing company Robert Half calls it an epidemic, especially among the 18-to-34 age group, which tends to have more family obligations outside of work time eating into sleep time.

She says if you are overtired at work, you have to be careful you don’t bite off more than you can chew, and try to pull yourself away from the 24/7 access to email.

“Making sure that we know what our deadlines are and that if we’re over-committed we let someone know that we’re over-committed. Also looking at if there are things outside of work [like an] outlet to express that.”

In other words, don’t be afraid to work within an employee assistance program or your supervisor.

She also acknowledges it’s difficult to get some downtime. “Some of the late night distractions. The 24/7 access to social media and work and our workloads, but just ensuring we are trying to get that recommended amount of sleep every night.”

It’s encouraged you try to get seven to nine hours of sleep a night.