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Signs, causes and treatment of emotional exhaustion.


 It is Friday already and yes you are allowed to look forward to a great weekend after working 5 days a week. Sometimes we forget to rest and rest is very essential. We keep fighting and pushing but and it gets to us. Emotional exhaustion is a state of feeling emotionally worn-out and drained.
























What are the causes
  • high-pressure jobs, such as nurses, doctors, police officers, and teachers
  • intense schooling, such as medical school
  • working long hours or working at a job you hate
  • having a baby
  • raising children
  • financial stress or poverty
  • homelessness
  • being a caregiver for a loved one
  • prolonged divorce proceedings
  • death of a family member or friend
  • living with a chronic illness or injury


 



What are the symptoms of emotional exhaustion?
  1. lack of motivation
  2. trouble sleeping
  3. irritability
  4. physical fatigue
  5. feelings of hopelessness
  6. absentmindedness
  7. apathy
  8. headaches
  9. change in appetite
  10. nervousness
  11. difficulty concentrating
  12. irrational anger
  13. increased cynicism or pessimism
  14. sense of dread
  15. depression

 

Treatment of Emotional Exhaustion

Eliminate the stressor
If your work environment is the cause of your emotional exhaustion, consider changing jobs or companies.

Eat healthily
Eating healthy means choosing a balanced diet
This can improve your emotional state.
Read: 

HERE ARE 8 FOODS THAT CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY INSTANTLY.

  

Exercise
Any sort of physical activity raises endorphins and serotonin levels. This can improve your emotional state.

Limit alcohol
Alcohol may temporarily boost your mood, but the feeling will quickly wear off, leaving you more anxious and depressed than before.

Get enough sleep
Sleep is important for emotional health. It’s even more effective if you plan your bedtime for roughly the same time every night. Aim for eight to nine hours of sleep every night.

Connect with a trusted friend
Talking face to face with a friend is a wonderful way to relieve stress. The person listening doesn’t necessarily have to fix your issues. They can just be a good listener. A trusted friend or family member can listen without judging you.

Take a break

Everyone needs a break at some point.

Talk to a professional.

SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD GO TO THERAPY.

 Source: Healthline.

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