4 Signs You’re Emotionally Drained (And What To Do)

Signs Emotionally Drained

Getting enough sleep is immensely important to the wellness of your entire being. Without it, we’re essentially running on empty, and depleting the body of what’s already a draining effort.

Notice your sleep patterns, and pay attention if you’re having a hard time letting go of the day or your to-do list before you head to bed. Are you working over unfinished tasks while trying to fall asleep? Are you battling emotions and thoughts at night?

These all might point to being emotionally drained, which carries into the next day, with constant fatigue throughout your day and week.

The Solution

One way of checking in and alleviating these symptoms is to start creating a ritual sleep routine. A few hours before bedtime, start to wind down any use of electronics or work. Whatever wasn’t finished that day, jot it down to start first thing in the morning, but start to cut ties with it before you prepare for bedtime.

This will ensure that you’re not rummaging around in your mind for any other ideas or work, when you should be giving your mind and body much-needed rest.

If it helps, start implementing some essential oils to ease you into rest. Lavender, eucalyptus, and peppermint are really soothing, and can even help with sinus issues or congestion.

Related: Signs It’s Not Your Body But Your Soul That’s Tired

Final Thoughts

Emotional exhaustion or feeling emotionally drained is a by-product of something in our everyday life that is misaligned – be it work, play, family, or anything in between.

It’s essential to narrow down the root cause, and re-evaluate how you spend your time, how you prioritize your work, and how you treat your mind-body-spirit connection for optimal well-being.


[1] Healthline: Emotional Exhaustion: What it is and How to Treat it?
[2] VeryWellMind: Burnout Symptoms and Treatment
[3] BetterHelp: Common Causes of Lack of Motivation and How to Overcome Them
[4] Mel Robbins: Create and Cultivate: Top Advice for Success at Work
[5] MentalHealth: Anger Management Relaxation Techniques
[6] EveryDayHealth: The Relationship Between Insomnia, Anxiety, and Depression: It’s Complicated

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Written By Aleksandra Slijepcevic
Originally Appeared In Lifehack

When you see these signs that you are emotionally drained, then don’t think that there’s nothing you can do to feel happy again, as there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Know what you, your body, and mind needs, and then evaluate how you can make yourself feel better. Try out the solutions mentioned here, and be rest assured that you will feel better and happier than before.

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Aleksandra Slijepcevic

Aleksandra Slijepcevic is an international Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga and Meditation teacher, known for her authenticity, humor, and real-life approach to the body-mind-spirit connection in what she has coined as "YogaSouhl." She obtained her yoga certification under the tutelage of One-Yoga's Susan Smith. Since 2015, she has contributed content to a number of platforms, including Elephant Journal, Elite Daily, and Sivana Spirit, on the topics of yoga in the real world, as well as spirituality and self-development in the age of anxiety and depression. Aleksandra is the host of a number of meditation sessions on Insight Timer, and she teaches regular classes in brick-and-mortar studios around the world.View Author posts