- Expressing feelings through writing, art, discussion, or any creative pursuit
- Questioning my negative thoughts
- Going to therapy
- Working through hard feelings with mindfulness
- Socializing with friends and keeping in touch
- Creating routines that help make my daily life easier and less stressful
- Keeping things as neat and organized as possible
- Celebrating anything I can
- Fun exercises like biking, skating, yoga, forest walks, and dancing
- Getting enough nutritious food
- Setting healthy boundaries and asking for help if needed
- Getting consistent sleep during the night, and time to rest and unwind during the day
(Related: Twenty Ways to Improve Your Mental Health)
Mental Health Check-in:
- How am I feeling physically and mentally? Have I had enough to eat?
- Have I ever shared with my friends and family how I am feeling these days?
- Am I giving myself enough credit or slack? What are the things that I am proudest of myself for?
- Am I being kind to myself, or do I self-sabotage?
- Am I getting enough sleep, or am I still abusing myself constantly with the workload?
- What has been weighing so deeply and heavily on my mind and soul? Should I write it out on a piece of paper or should I start journaling?
- Have I had too much screen time, or am I using too much social media? Do I need a break from social media or screens and the internet in general?
- Have I done anything good for anyone, even if it’s for the family as an act of kindness?
Signs you are emotionally exhausted?
Warning signs, you need a mental break.
1. You’re losing your patience:
It’s completely normal to be a little impatient and disturbed from time to time, but if you find yourself impatient and if your patience is wearing thin and you’re being very short-tempered with your friends, family, or colleagues, then this might be the sign of mental exhaustion.
2. Sleep Problems:
You’re suffering from insomnia. It usually takes you hours to fall asleep at night, and even if you sleep, you keep waking up frequently in the middle of the night.
3. You’re irritable:
You’re easily irritated. If you’re annoyed by the little things, that don’t usually bother you, that’s usually a red flag and not a good sign.
4. Anxiety and Depression:
You’re having anxiety and panic attacks. This is a warning sign that your mental health needs attention asap.
5. Feeling Unmotivated:
You’re unmotivated most of the time. Do you think you have lost your motivation drive to do the things that normally excite you? Or the things you usually do with pleasure? Feeling unmotivated or a lack of drive is often a sign that you’re overwhelmed with your life.
So, don’t give up hope or on yourself and your goals. Just take a small break, gather your energy and do some deep digging to find the answers and drive you are looking for. Take it as a sign to re-charge yourself, so that you can re-focus on your life and goals again.
6. Feeling Detached:
Most of the time you feel detached. If you feel like you’re losing control and your grip on reality, take it as a warning sign that you are mentally exhausted and emotionally drained. Take some time off of things that drive you crazy and get back on track after some time.
(Also Read: Daily Affirmations to Manifest Your Goals)
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