Rejuvenating Your Emotions: 3 Simple Ways to Recharge When You’re Drained
This blog post is about what to do when you feel emotionally drained.
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When we are emotionally drained we don’t feel like doing anything. This is so hard when juggling family and work. Unfortunately, our kids will need us and work will have deadlines even if we feel emotionally drained.
Understanding the impact that emotional drain has on our lives will help us reevaluate our priorities and feel better faster. Pretending like you are okay or brushing your feelings under the rug will only add more pressure to your situation and make you feel sick.
In this blog post, you will learn what emotional drain is and the impact it has on daily life.
What to Do When You’re Emotionally Drained
1. Recognise the Signs
Signs of Emotional Drain:
Emotional exhaustion is a state of feeling emotionally worn-out and drained as a result of accumulated stress from your personal or work lives, or a combination of both. Emotional exhaustion is one of the signs of burnout.
It’s important to acknowledge your emotions as this is the first step in getting better. When we throw our feelings under the rug and pretend they are not happening, our bodies will just start to break down. It doesn’t matter how tough you think you are, burnout and emotional exhaustion can happen to anyone. Even if you think you are stronger and tougher than your emotions, your body still recognises the stress.
Emotional issues can manifest themselves in physical ways, including:
Simple daily activities you can to do prevent emotional stress and fatigue are:
Take 5 minutes each morning to yourself focusing on your breath
Listen to uplifting and joyful music
Don’t watch devastating news just before you fall asleep
Get out in nature
Take a walk around your block or neighbourhood
Do some stretches at your desk to break up the monotony of work
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3. Seeking Support and Community
Finding a community of people that you connect with helps relieve everyday emotional stress. Whether it be jumping on the group chat, meeting with friends for coffee or attending a networking event, all of these things help build community support.
We were never meant to do life alone. Even just having a small group of 2-3 people that you can download to at the end of a rough day, share in joyful moments or connect with helps you get out of your emotional slump or lifts your mood.
No matter what unites you with your group of friends, simply feeling included — like you belong to a particular group — is beneficial, says Mahzad Hojjat, PhD, a professor of psychology and chairperson at UMass Dartmouth, who has led research on friendships, the benefits of close relationships, and marriage. A sense of belonging fulfills an important emotional health need and helps decrease feelings of depression and hopelessness, according to a previous study among people diagnosed with depression.
In embracing your emotional well-being, you’re taking the first step towards building resilience and finding your inner strength.
Remember, you can overcome emotional drain, and with each small positive change, you’re moving closer to a healthier, more balanced you.
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This blog post was about what to do when you feel emotionally drained.