Riding on that crazy rollercoaster called life can sometimes be tiresome. One minute you’re high up and the next second, you’re back down where you started. All that madness and unpredictability can mess with a person’s physical as well as mental well-being.
And despite the fact that sometimes it can be hard to tell if you are physically exhausted or you just lost all hope for the future, it is safe to say that the only thing a person with this condition needs is a good, old-fashioned rest.
Whenever life strikes us with some rocks along the way, it is essential to cool off for a while and let others take the lead. Taking some time off doesn’t necessarily mean giving up, it’s making time for self-love and healing.
If you experience these 8 telltale signs, it is possible you’re going through a rough patch in life.
Just don’t let it drain you to the last bit.
Stop, breathe out and recharge. You can do this! These are the signs you are emotionally exhausted, signs you are mentally exhausted!
1. YOU ARE EASILY IRRITATED
As days go by, you feel hopeless. The inability and the lack of power make you feel more and more irritated. You should be out there making the best of it, yet you feel much safer avoiding any possible contact with the outside world.
2. YOUR MOTIVATION LEVELS ARE LOWER THAN EVER
You feel like you’re incapable of getting the work done. You struggle to find the motivation you need. The goals that once stimulated you to work hard are not enough. (1)
If this is your case, you need to give it a rest. Don’t push yourself too hard. Inspiration is everywhere around us and it will strike you when you least expect it.
3. YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ANXIETY ATTACKS MORE THAN USUAL
As a result of your over-exhaustion, you feel more and more stressed than usual. Anxiety attacks are becoming a daily routine.
Please, don’t be afraid. Try to find a way to center yourself in order to heal your wounds. Spend some time alone and figure out what you need in life.
4. YOU HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING
You often feel like you are out of the place. The overwhelming feeling of exhaustion makes it harder for you to calm your thoughts and fall asleep. And insomnia becomes just another thing on the list. (2)
5. MEANINGLESS THINGS UPSET YOU
Because of your increased sensitivity, you feel much more intense than you used to. You get upset over trivial things that and the intense feelings brings tears to your eyes.
Don’t let yourself suffer. Take some time off and reconstruct your world. No matter how hard it is. It will all be worth it, I promise.
6. YOU FEEL DIZZY AND NAUSEOUS
One of the biggest red signs I’ve noticed in over-exhausted people is constant dizziness and nausea. Whenever a person experiences a mental breakdown this naturally manifests physically as well.
However, you should prevent it before it’s too late. Take matters into your hands. If you don’t, nobody will.
7. YOU FEEL LIKE CRYING FOR NO REASON
When you are in bad place in life, it seems like the whole world plots against you. Your senses are heightened, you suddenly reach a hypersensitive state in which even the slightest joke could make your eyes sparkle with tears.
When we’re exhausted both physically and mentally, we pretty much lose the strength to cope with challenging situations, and regular day-to-day stress is intensified. The only mechanism our body and soul use for cleansing is crying.
8. YOU START TO FEEL DETACHED
After a while, you end up being “comfortably numb”. You don’t feel bad, nor good. You’ve gone senseless. It is the stage when you lose all hope, so please do not allow to reach this point. Rather get some help from an online psychologist. (3)
When you feel even the slightest negative change in your wellbeing, stop and relax. Take your time off, breathe out and start healing your wounds. You can overcome anything life gives you. You just need to take care of yourself first.