Quickstart if You Are Currently Experiencing Severe Attention Fatigue
These articles are an overview of mental fatigue—not a trauma unit!
If you are severely fatigued right now, you need to take steps immediately.
Severe attention fatigue is no joke.
It can make you more distractible, forgetful, impulsive, and confused.
It can also make you more susceptible to accidents, mistakes, social
outbursts, bad decisions, and being deceived or manipulated.
Extreme mental fatigue requires immediate action:
• If possible, get yourself in a safe place, and put off risky activities
such as driving, extreme social encounters, big decisions.
Get sleep. Take a nap if it is daytime, or schedule a good night’s
• Take a walk in nature, or at least find a place with a view of nature
• Do other activities that are fascinating and require little concentration,
in order to give your concentration system a rest: play with pets or
babies, watch a horror movie, read a good story, do some physical activity.
If, together, these do not help very soon:
• Find a counselor, therapist, minister, or doctor who can help.
• Keep doing the kinds of things mentioned above.
• Look through these pages for more ideas.
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