9. You cry for no reason at all.
Getting affected by the smallest things makes you tear up easily. With mental and emotional exhaustion, we lose our ability to cope with challenging situations. This intensifies the stress and makes you teary-eyed for no reason at all. The tears are from all the pain you are holding inside.
10. You can’t sleep properly.
It’s hard for you to sleep even though you feel mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. It is difficult for you to calm your thoughts and fall asleep. No matter how long you lie in your bed, your thoughts keep rushing in your mind making insomnia a bad habit you can’t kick.
Can you identify with most of these signs of a burnout? Don’t worry!
Emotional exhaustion is a treatable condition.
If you are feeling overwhelmed all the time, then there are a few things you can do to make things better. Small changes in your daily habits can help you manage and prevent burnout.
Here are a few things you can do.
1. Remove the stressor.
Eliminate the cause of your emotional exhaustion. Identify the stressor and take steps to change the situation in your favor. There is always something you can do to make things better. You’re never helpless.
2. Practice mindfulness.
Mindfulness techniques have been recognized as scientifically to reduce stress and anxiety. Mindfulness means bringing your awareness to the present moment. Practice mindfulness to move your attention away from negativity.
3. Talk to a friend you trust.
Sharing your difficult emotions with a trusted friend can help a lot in relieving stress. They don’t have to offer you any solutions. They simply need to listen to you without any judgments.
4. Seek professional help.
Consulting a therapist will help you gain the tools to work with your mental and emotional burnout. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and applied relaxation techniques can help a lot.
Do not allow negativity to overshadow you.
Identify the warning signals of burnout and figure out how you can eliminate the stressors to recharge yourself, gain back your energy, and your will to live.
Self-love is what you need most at this time.
Are you feeling mentally and emotionally drained?
What are you doing to make yourself feel better?
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