Listen to “How to Deal With Emotional Exhaustion”.
People experiencing emotional exhaustion often feel like they have no power or control over what happens in their lives. They may feel stuck or trapped in uncomfortable situations.
Our lives have been turned upside down from the pandemic. We long for the nightmare to end and for everything to go back to normal. We are emotionally drained and tired of the virus taking over our lives. It’s as if every conversation revolves around the pandemic and escaping it seems impossible, especially when it’s taken over social media and news outlets.
We have also lost a great deal of freedom, and anxiety has led many of us into some dark mental spaces. But don’t worry, you are not alone.
It’s normal to feel stressed during times like these, and it’s essential to recognize that stress. At the start of the year, you may have had balance, structure, goals and intentions. Now, during the current times of uncertainty, your main focus should be on building a healthy environment with a positive outlook. That may seem hard, but a shift in outlook can make all the difference.
Focus your thoughts on the present and think about things you can be grateful for today. Treat yourself with compassion. Talk about your feelings with someone you trust and use calming self-talk (“I can handle this.” “One day at a time.”). Identify what would do the most good for you and go for it!
Using your time wisely, sticking to a routine, taking steps toward your personal and career goals and being productive can help to promote a sense of hope and a realization that you and your life are progressing.
While the pandemic may have put some things on hold, you should continue to take reasonable steps toward becoming your best possible self.
Physical activity and exercise can be effective treatment strategies for symptoms of depression and anxiety. Additionally, participation in regular physical activity has been shown to boost the immune system. Keep your training on track to help you to see and monitor your progress.
Use Relaxation Techniques
Research shows that meditation undoes the damaging effects of stress on our cells, and calms the part of the brain responsible for the fight or flight response.
Set your phone timer to five minutes. Close your eyes. Take a few deep breaths, and release any tension that your body is holding onto.
Use the DeepH healing meditations for sleep, healing and relaxation to help switch your mind off.
Take Breaks From the News
This includes watching, reading or listening to news stories — even on social media. Constantly hearing about the pandemic can be upsetting, and understandably so. Balance taking breaks with keeping yourself informed, but only use news sources that you trust.
Give Yourself a Break
Spend a Saturday or Sunday simply doing nothing. Put your phone on airplane mode, catch up on your reading list or Netflix, or spend a day in nature without extra activities. Whatever you do, be sure it’s something you enjoy. Don’t worry, and don’t think about tomorrow. Whatever it is that brings you pleasure, enjoy it, and make no apologies for it.