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How to keep up at work as you age

By Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C

As we age, we feel tired more often at work.  Even older workaholics in love with their jobs may remember a time when they could work 18 hours every day and not feel the effects.  These same driven career-oriented professionals are often surprised by their fatigue which often can lead to burnout.

How do we keep up with younger colleagues, subordinates, customers and even managers with seemingly unlimited energy, fresh ideas and appear to require little sleep?

In her latest article, “Keep Up at Work as You Age,” Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C offers your readers 10 tips for maintaining excellent work performance and meeting career goals while feeling good and being healthy. Her tips include:

  • Prioritize preventive care appointments
  • Stop rushing
  • Set boundaries with managers and subordinates
  • Manage chronic conditions

Jennifer FitzPatrick, MSW, LCSW-C is an author, speaker and educator.  Founder of Jenerations Health Education, Inc., she has more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare.  Jennifer is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences and is an Adjunct Instructor at Johns Hopkins University. Her new book, “Your 24/7 Older Parent” answers the prayers of those dealing with the care of an elderly parent.