9 critical signs you might be mentally and emotionally exhausted
Can you recall the last time you weren’t feeling tired? Me neither.
All these stressful situations we are forced to go through nowadays, severely damage our mental health. Our natural flow of life has been destroyed long ago, and we can’t remember the last time we were at peace with ourselves.
Here are 9 warning signs you are mentally and emotionally exhausted.
In case you find some, or all of them relatable, try to find the reasons why you’re feeling this way. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you can’t handle it all alone.
1. You lack motivation in your life.
Lately, you feel like you can’t find a good reason to live. You’ve lost your faith in life. Once you were on top of the world, and now there’s nothing powerful enough to motivate you to keep going. Nothing excites you anymore, you just wait for all of it to be over.
You feel like you can’t get out of the storm you got yourself into. But there is still hope. Deep down you know things will get better. Just have a little faith.
2. You run away from your responsibilities.
It’s not that you don’t want to help others or to do your job, but the burden you already have upon you has drained all of your energy. That’s why you avoid taking any responsibilities. You feel like you can’t take it anymore.
All of this is caused by the enormous amount of stress you’ve been a victim of lately. What you need to do is take some time to recharge and reconnect with yourself. It’s okay to take it easy for a while, but make sure it doesn’t affect you in a negative way.
3. You get easily annoyed by the smallest things.
Recently you get irritated by quite insignificant things. You easily lose your temper over nothing. The negativity around you has made you highly sensitive towards everything that’s even slightly not the way you believe it should be.
In case you realize you do that, then you still have the power to change it. Take a step back and count to ten. Don’t let the smallest things bother your already exhausted mind.
4. You feel isolated from everything.
Currently, you have no sense of being detached to anyone or anything. It’s like you’re isolated not only from the world around you but from your own emotions too. You suffered from so much pain in the past that now nothing has the power to affect you. The best thing you could do for yourself is to figure out how to let go of this pain and find your way back to your true self.
5. You are never on time for anything.
This has a lot to do with the lack of motivation you have. You are always running late because you have no reason to hurry for something that doesn’t excite you. Being on time doesn’t seem important for you because anyway nothing really matters.
The truth is, if you want to get out of this mess, you need to find something that makes you get up in the morning. Surely there is something or someone in your life, that is worth getting out of bed for.
6. Your sleep cycle is completely damaged.
Falling asleep is a struggle every night. You get in bed, you close your eyes, and your mind starts feeling like a highway on rush hour from all the thoughts that are passing through. No matter how tired you are, you just can’t fall asleep on time. Lately, you don’t even bother trying, because you know it wouldn’t work.
However, you should continue trying. Think about meditating before going to bed, or taking some natural sleep-aid products. Beat the harmful overthinking with a few positive thoughts before you close our eyes, and you might finally get some good 6-8 hours of sleep.
7. You experience severe anxiety attacks.
And this happens quite often. As the slightest thing annoys you, it also provokes serious anxiety attacks that exhaust your tired mind even more. The worst thing is you feel like there is no one who would understand why you get so anxious at times.
In such moments, stop doing anything you’re doing, and take a few deep breaths. Calm your body down, and your mind will follow. Then, think about all the people in your life. Surely there would be somebody who knows how you feel and would help you go through it all.
8. You can’t hold your tears back.
The smallest thing affects you. Sometimes your eyes start watering for no reason at all. And you realize it, but you have no strength to stop your tears from running down your face. You know that those tears are from all the pain that’s still within you. The emotional fatigue drained all of your energy, and you just can’t bear this burden anymore.
9. You feel dizzy and lethargic all the time.
These are some of the physical side effects of being mentally and emotionally exhausted. Nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, and lethargy are a few of the signs that you are in emergency need of a break. You need to rest not only your mind but your body too. It can’t take any more of that emotional rollercoaster you have got yourself into.
This is the time when you really need to stop and think about your mental and physical health.
Don’t let negativity take over every aspect of your life.
Figure out a way to recharge yourself, and return your energy and your will to live. You owe it to yourself.