No matter how incredible and amazing this life is, sometimes it’s just a bit too much.
You may think that you have the strength to overcome any obstacle along the road and cope with the pain your heart carries, but when both your body and your soul show some serious signs of exhaustion, it’s finally time to stop and have a time-out on the field.
I bet you’ve heard this one too many times, but self-care is the most important thing you can do for yourself. When your emotional load and the weight of this world becomes too much, you have to put it down. Otherwise, you’re working against yourself.
Here are 9 signs you are on the verge of a freaking mental breakdown and in need of a serious rest:
1. YOUR OBSESSION WITH THE PAST MAKES YOU INCAPABLE OF FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE
You’ve made some terrible mistakes in the past, but you seem to have trouble accepting them and letting them go. Instead of focusing on the present moment and working on your future, you are obsessing about what would have happened if you had faced those past experiences differently.
2. YOU ARE NOT PUTTING YOURSELF FIRST
You ignore the fact that you’re feeling miserable and lonely by blaming the universe and the people around you. But the truth is, no one is responsible for your experiences but yourself.
And right now, you are neglecting yourself. You’re ignoring your own cries for help and you wonder why you suffer. It is easy. Stop pleasing everyone else and start taking care of your own needs.
3. YOU HAVE NO MOTIVATION TO MOVE FORWARD
You wake up in the morning and you feel like you have no purpose in your life. You feel highly unmotivated. Minutes feel like hours. Days feel like months. Months feel like an eternity.
There’s nothing you want to do. You’ve officially entered the grey zone of emptiness and nothingness.
4.YOU’RE STRESSED OUT MOST OF THE TIME
One minute you’re on a crazy emotional rollercoaster and you cannot seem to calm down, and the next minute you’re numb. You’re freaked out and then you suddenly feel nothing.
5. YOUR SLEEPING PATTERN IS DISRUPTED
All of this affects your overall biorhythm. Your sleeping pattern is completely disrupted. You lay down, close your eyes, try to sleep, but the only thing you feel is the pain of those imaginary matches that are keeping your eyelids from closing. Your mind is like a broken cd player that keeps on playing the same song over and over again.
6. YOU ARE ISOLATING YOURSELF FROM EVERYONE
You desperately look for the exit door and in the process of finding it, you only keep pushing everyone you love away. You isolate yourself from the world thinking that time alone is the only thing you need. But, the more you hide your issues and bottle those feelings, the harder it is for you to cope with all of that trauma.
7. YOU’VE LOST ALL HOPES FOR A BETTER FUTURE
You’ve already experienced too many failures in life. All of this forced you to hide inside your shell and lose all hopes of a better future. You simply do not know how to find your way from there. What’s even worse, you don’t even bother to search for it.
8.YOU BODY ACHES
Every emotional pain you’re experiencing is affecting your physical health. As result, your entire body is in great pains. You have splitting headaches and insufferable urges to vomit even though you haven’t eaten anything bad. It’s just the stress manifesting in every way possible.
9. YOU MIND IS FOGGY, AND YOU FEEL TERRIBLY CONFUSED
You can’t seem to find yourself. You’re trying, but it is too loud and noisy to listen to what your heart really wants. At this point, you’re having troubles clearing your head from all that confusion. The only thing that can help you right now is a long break from reality.