Signs That Show You’re Mentally And Emotionally Exhausted



Life is very unpredictable. One day you could be way up high on the corporate ladder and doing great, and someday you could be back at point zero. The continuous instability and unsteadiness we all experience on a daily basis can take a toll on our mental and physical well being.

Sometimes we may experience feelings of denial when people are clearly doing better than us in all aspects of life and we sit there stressed and unclear about the future, and whether we will or will not be able to escape this phase. It’s important to realize that almost everyone you know has been through this phase, and when we feel extremely overwhelmed, it’s important to take a step back and let others lead. This isn’t losing and giving up, it’s just taking the time out to nourish your soul and make sure your body is well rested.

Here are 8 signs that you should look out for when you are going through a difficult phase in life. Don’t let it disrupt your inner balance.

Pause, take a deep breathe and relax. You got this!

You become irritated quite often.

You begin to lose hope steadily. The sudden shift in power has made you feel more overwhelmed and irritable. You try to hide in this shell of despair from the whole world. Don’t be so hard on yourself please! We all have been there and done that, and instead of self-loathing, take this as an opportunity to try and work on yourself.

You lack motivation.

It may feel like suddenly like your job and your career which was previously your driving force is only making you more miserable. You struggle to find the motivation to meet deadlines and your goals that once pushed you forward have lost their true purpose. If you are experiencing this, it’s important to be gentle and patient with yourself. Don’t look too hard for inspiration.

You feel anxious.

As the day sets in, you feel more agitated. Instead of focusing on giving your best, you are engulfed with feelings of frustration and nervousness.

Instead of draining yourself, engage in breathing exercises and meditation to calm your self down.

You experience insomnia.



You feel devastated and confused due to recent events going on in your life. You are unable to calm your nerves down. Your thought process is active and is causing you trouble even when you try to fall asleep.

The most senseless things upset you.

You are increasingly sensitive right now. You tend to overanalyze every situation more than you used to. You frequently snap at other people and even baseless things bring you great sadness and tears. Take action please! Don’t let it engulf you. It will get better as soon as you heal.

You feel light headed and nauseated.

This is one red flag that must not be overlooked. It signifies that your emotional disbalance is taking a toll on your physical body. Frequents attacks of nausea and dizziness are signs that you might experience a mental breakdown soon.

You just can’t stop yourself from crying frequently.

When we feel defeated by our emotions, we lose the capability of coping with life’s greatest challenges and everyday stress levels remain elevated. It’s easy to think that the whole world has their guns against you and the slightest of things can make you break into tears.

Detachment slowly engulfs you.

After all the things that you have been through, You feel disinterested and detached with your surroundings. You become hopeless and maintain your comfortable distance from every situation you are faced with. Please don’t allow yourself to reach this dead end.



Whenever you feel distraught with life’s challenges and your emotional and physical health seems out of balance, it’s vital to take a pause and focus your time on healing yourself. Remember that you can tackle almost everything when you are in the right state of mind.