Depression is when you don’t really care about anything. Anxiety is when you care too much about everything. And having both is just like hell.
Need A Break, 8 Warning Signs That You Are Emotionally And Mentally ExhaustedSometimes life starts to spin out of control and it’s tough for us to keep up. Things that once seemed insignificant are suddenly annoying and we find ourselves snapping at others even when they’ve done nothing wrong. This may be a result of mental and emotional exhaustion, and identifying the key warning signs may help you decide if you need to stop, rest, and recharge.
Keep reading to find out if you’re suffering from burnout!
Here are eight signs you’re emotionally and mentally drained:
You experience fatigueThere is a great difference between regular tiredness and fatigue. You may be tired after a couple of days’ worth of running after toddlers or partying. That type of exhaustion may be reduced with 8 hours of restorative sleep.
On the other hand, when you experience fatigue, it does not matter even if you consume 5 coffees within a couple of hours or sleep 10 hours every night: you’ll still experience fatigue. Also, it may be almost impossible for you to do even the simplest tasks.
You cry for no reasonIf you find yourself at the point where breaking glass is just enough to bring you to a bout of anger, it may have a negative impact on your emotional and mental health. If you are mentally or emotionally exhausted, your ability to control your emotions like usual is actually shaved down to pretty much nothing. That’s why even the smallest thing may make you cry.
You are easily irritatedAs days pass by, you feel miserable. The powerlessness and lack of intensity influence you to feel increasingly bothered. You ought to be out there making its best, yet you feel considerably more secure keeping away from any conceivable contact with the outside world. Try not to pound yourself, we’ve all been there. It sucks. Be that as it may, rather than neglectfully squandering your chance, spend this ‘time off’ to take a shot at yourself.
You experience physical symptomsEmotional exhaustion may manifest physically, particularly in case you are the kind of person that clenches your muscles subconsciously or carries stress in your belly.
In case you’re walking on eggshells to make sure you do not upset your emotionally unstable romantic partner or your megalomaniacal boss, you might suffer from intestinal problems (vomiting and gastro distress,) headaches, TMJ due to grinding your teeth, or shoulder pain due to hunching your shoulders.
You have sleep problemsYou wake up at night and you can not continue to sleep, or you sleep too much and still feel like you can not get up. Feeling worse all day and hope to sleep better tomorrow, but you won’t. Stress and anxiety are the reason why the body is keeping you up.
Depression will lead you to sleep more or inconsistent, making you awake at night and sleep throughout the day. Whatever the combination is, it’s maybe best to seek a doctor at this point.
Your motivation levels are lower than usualYou feel that you’re unequipped for completing the work. You fight for the inspiration you need. The objectives that once fortified you to buckle down are presently insufficient. In the event that this is your case, you have to give it a rest. Try not to propel yourself too hard. Motivation is wherever around us and it will strike you when you wouldn’t dare to hope anymore.
You feel detachedAs you curl yourself more into your need to repair and get on your feet, you’ll also start to feel detached from the world around you. Your friends do not want to call you anymore because you cut them off by saying “no” to every single invitation.
The source of the detachment may also be feeling detached from yourself and you end up as comfortably numb. In fact, you do not feel bad or good, now you feel like you don’t feel anything. Stop and relax. Take a break, meditate, go on vacation, if you can, visit a good place and try to do some slight changes in your life at this point. It’s crucial for you to be better.
You feel hopelessIt is not good to reach this point, because if you feel hopeless, you may either think about taking measures to fix it or remaining in the state of depletion forever. In case you are at that point, you should get help, because you may not be able to find your way.
In case you have most of the above-mentioned symptoms, you should try to find ways to fix what’s contributing to your mental and emotional exhaustion. It is important to understand that burnout cannot go away on its own. So you should identify the culprit and find ways to stop it. You may also want to seek professional help.
After all, you owe it to yourself, your well-being, to find ways to fill the source of your energy and strength as well as honor the sacred being that you are with the right care and love. You must care for and love yourself first to be able to care for and love other people.
Sources: auxx.me, mindwaft.com