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Life coach Sohail Mahomed on how to spot end-of-year burnout and take action

by Zahid Jadwat

As we head closer to the end of the year, a type of fatigue referred to as “end-of-year burnout” is a common experience amongst many.  Maryam Mkwanda spoke to life coach Sohail Mahomed to find out how you can identify this fatigue and address it before its too late.


“Coming through the year, working so hard each day in order to get a break towards the end of the year stems from a combination of things that we tend to lose throughout the year,” he explained on #MidMorningTalk.  “For example, our lifestyle, our social wellbeing [and] our psychological wellbeing – all of these contribute to the year-end fatigue,” he said.
What should I look out for?


After pointing out that end-of-year fatigue could affect people differently according to the individual, Mahomed said that the common signs include constant tiredness and feeling less interested. Other symptoms include low motivation, irritability and a lack of self-esteem.


How to avoid it?


Mahomed said that it is important to identify the root causes of the fatigue many may experience at this time of the year. One of the key reasons, he says, is not taking a break to allow yourself enough rest. He warns that this could have a major effect on your wellbeing and could even result in suicidal thoughts in some instances.


He said: “We work so hard through the year that we are not honoring ourselves; we are not taking breaks. It gets concerning when one tends to self-isolate or doesn’t want to go to work, wants to lay in bed all day and not want to get done with daily activities”.
“This is when it becomes really concerning because it leads to stuff like suicidal thoughts or addictions [and] then what could have just been a day where we need to rest is now a bigger problem,” he warned.
Maryam Mkwanda spoke to Sohail Mahomed on Mid-Morning Talk. Listen to the full discussion here:

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