Mental Fatigue: What to Do When Your Brain Is Too Tired to Think Straight
It is helpful to have a work shutdown ritual - a consistent series of tasks that tell your brain that it can stop thinking about work for the day:
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Is a naturally occurring hormone controlled by light exposure that helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle.
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