Tired Of Everything
You’re tired. I know what it feels like. You are tired but not just physically. The world is a dynamic place to live in, it demands your full attention, energy, and effort, and eventually, you get tired. You become tired of everything: the people who surround you, your job, your boss, your spouse, your kids…the list goes on endlessly. You simply get just tired of everything.
You’ve tried, you’ve tried too much, you put too much effort into being a better person, not only for yourself but to be better for the others around you. The world is cruel and never gives anything back so you get tired of investing in indefinite outcomes.
You haven’t always been this worn out. There was a time in your life when you were pure, full of hope, and very optimistic. You thought that you can give your best and try to make difference in the world.
But the world crushed you, a broken heart from un-kept promises, too many tears, and too much loss made you so tired. You have to play the games, play by the rules, and you never won. Your inspiration to try again is far gone.
I Am Tired Of Everything
The truth is, we are all tired. You are not alone. Every person becomes worn out by a certain age. We join the club of broken hearts and aching souls who are desperately searching for fulfillment. We want more, we are sick of our current position, and yet we are too scared to begin again.
Certain risks need to be taken but the fear of losing it all again makes us too much afraid to start something new, to risk, to try, to change.
Life is a constant battle. We fight against each other and get tired of each other, tired of the games we play, tired of the lies we say and the uncertainties we present to each other.
We don’t want to be the villain and we don’t want to be the fool either, so we put the guards go up. Again and again, we continue playing in the vicious circle because we’re not sure what choice we have left.
The cheerful ideals you were once promised now seem tired and hopeless. It feels impossible to go on trying and giving and becoming when you are exhausted straight through to the soul.
However, there is a point when you get so tired that you feel like you are burning out. And if you cross that line, your mental and emotional well being are in danger and it is difficult to get yourself back on track.
10 Sign That Show That You Are At Risk Of Burning Out:
1. You feel numb
You no longer feel the highs and lows. You no longer feel happiness over the good things that happen to you, nor are you feeling sad or angry over disturbing events. Your main emotion is numbness. You are not in touch with your feelings because you feel exhausted. You are tired of everything. Your heart becoming numb is one of the first signs that you are in deep need of healing and recovering.
2. You no longer feel passionate or excited about things.
Every person can lose motivation and passion from time to time, however, when someone feels deeply exhausted and is burning out; they are in a place of a never-ending cycle of feeling hopeless. Even for things that you once felt very passionate about, like your job or hanging out with your friends and family, you can no longer feel it. It’s like suddenly you can’t find happiness and passion anywhere.
3. You feel as though everyone drains your energy.
You feel emotionally and energetically drained whenever you find yourself around people. You feel as though they are robbing you of your positivity and energy. It is as if no person can make you feel better and get you in a better mood, not even your closest friends and family members. Even though you know it in your heart that those are good people that wish the best for you, you just feel drained and negative around them.
4. You get angry over trivial things.
You feel like you don’t have any control over your emotions. You get angered by unimportant things. You catch yourself raging unexpectedly and without any viable reason. That’s a sign that your emotions are hurt and your energy is depleted. Therefore, you need full emotional recovery.
5. Nothing makes you happy and fulfilled.
Not even your friends. Not your family. Not your hobbies. Not going on a vacation. Nothing makes you feel happy and fulfilled. Nothing satisfies and nourishes your soul. This can be a clear sign of depression and a red flag that you are burning out and you need to help yourself.
6. You can’t think clearly.
When you are in a state of deep exhaustion, your heart can easily mess up your mind and you may lose your ability to think straight and make thoughtful decisions. You can easily make a mistake when you are burning out, so be careful. Don’t rush into doing something you will regret later. Don’t buy that sports car or that luxurious necklace. Don’t undertake any steps until you clear your head without letting your emotions get a hold of you.
7. You are on anti-depressants or other forms of self-medication.
You have turned to self-medication to numb the pain. When you are burning out and your heart is broken, then you may indulge in activities that are not healthy for you, such as drinking, smoking, overeating, impulsive buying, overworking, or even taking drugs and medications on your own. You are choosing self-medication over self-care and that is a sign of deep emotional exhaustion and pain.
8. You stopped laughing
Nothing can make you happy. When you are in a state of burning out, then you won’t laugh anymore. And in the beginning, you may not notice it, but when later, when you think about it, you will realize that months even years have passed by since you laughed from your heart. This is a subtle but very big red flag that you need to work on yourself and your healing.
9. You have trouble sleeping.
You are extremely tired but you can’t sleep at night. And even if you manage to fall asleep, you wake up still tired and without energy. This happens because when you are burning out, sleep doesn’t help fuel your batteries. And this is also a big warning sign that you need to recover because you are burning out.
10. Your productivity levels are dropping at a high speed.
Low productivity is another clear sign that you are physically and mentally exhausted. When you are lacking energy, your productivity levels are dropping at a high speed. You lack motivation and energy to do the work you need to do. You can’t think straight and every task may feel like a nightmare to you when before you had been highly productive and a leader in anything that you did.
Are You More Than Just Tired? Are You Burning Out?
If you do, then there are some things that you can do to help yourself out of your situation.
- Start eating. When you are stressed out, some people lose a lot of weight. Because they are stressed out they lose their appetite. However, if you don’t give your body enough nutrients, you will become even more stressed out and every little thing will get on your nerves. So, eat more! And I don’t mean chocolates and fast food, but try to eat healthy and balanced meals. Your body and your soul will thank you.
- Get a lot of sleep. Whenever you are tired and exhausted, whether physically, mentally, or emotionally, there is a need to restore yourself and refuel your energy. And what is better than a good night’s sleep for doing that? When you are in a state of burning out, you must sleep as if your life depends on it. And then, you will see that you will start feeling better and more energized.
- Start exercising. More importantly, try to have fun while doing it. When you are burned out, it is essential for you to work out. I know that it is hard, especially when every fiber of your body wants to rest. But, you must do it if you want to speed up the healing process and get out of the mental prison you are in. If, however, you don’t feel like going to the gym, a walk in the park can do it.
- Meditate. Practice meditation and mindfulness. Clear your energy by focusing on your breathing and opening your chakras. You will feel peaceful. And as you get in a state of deep calm, your worries and anxieties will start leaving your body. And you will immediately start feeling better and more alive.
Finally, if you feel this close to giving up I beg you to give it one more try, with feeling. I know that you’ve tried so many times and that you’re tired of your attempts.
The thing is, you should never give up. The struggle is what keeps us going on. The more we try the greater the achievement will feel. The truth about that second wind of passion is that you’re never going to realize you have it if you do not keep on running past your first.
We want immediate results and so when we see none, we give up. We don’t walk far enough down our own roads to reach the point where we’re complete our mission. We let the exhaustion stop us and we grow frustrated with the lack of feedback.
Don’t give up, there is always more love that we are capable of giving. There is more hope that we are capable of having. There is more passion that we’re capable of unleashing and flooding out into the world.
None of us are inspired every day. We all get exhausted, we all get discouraged, and we’re allowed to work on those feelings. Just because you’re beaten down and sick and tired of the life that you’re living doesn’t mean you’re not making a change.
Every person you have ever admired has had times where they felt utterly defeated in the pursuit of their dreams, but that didn’t prevent them from reaching them. You’re allowed to stumble slowly towards your biggest transformations-it doesn’t always have to be a blazing, flagrant affair.
Some parts of life happen quietly, they happen slowly. They happen because of the small and careful choices that we make every day. The choices we make turn us into better versions of ourselves. We have to give ourselves time. We have to allow to those alterations happen and to watch them evolve. We should not grow hopelessly frustrated in the in-between.
7 Signs Of Exhaustion
We all feel tired sometimes. It is normal. However, when we are going through long periods of being tired and physically and mentally exhausted, then our health can suffer. Therefore, it is vital for us to be aware of the signs that reveal that we are in a state of deep exhaustion and we need to take care of ourselves and our well-being. Here are the most common signs of being mentally, emotionally, and physically exhausted.
1. Recurring headaches
When you are mentally exhausted, your mind is not the only thing that gets affected. You may also feel pains in your body as a result. For instance, headaches that are recurring and don’t go away may be a sign that something is disturbing your mental peace and harmony. Also, random muscle aches can be another sign that you are mentally exhausted and you need to take a break.
2. Feeling detached
Indifference, apathy, and a strong feeling of detachment are all signs that you are mentally and emotionally depleted. Feeling burnout, or mentally exhausted, can cause you to also feel numb to other people or things that previously interested you. Nothing will excite you anymore and so you may start feeling angry and frustrated as well.
3. Suffering from insomnia
Insomnia is one of the greatest signs of mental exhaustion. This sleep disorder affects the quality of your sleep pattern and leaves you tired and exhausted every day. As a result, you lack energy and it can disturb your efficiency and productivity at work.
4. Lack of motivation
Exhaustion can definitely suck out the motivation of you. It can leave you tired and uninterested in the important things in your life. You can start losing your passion and energy for doing the things that you were normally doing with a smile on your face. Therefore, when you begin feeling that you are losing the passion and motivation you once had, it is a sign that you are depleted, either mentally, physically, or spiritually.
You feel lethargic and lazy. You don’t want to be around people because you find yourself getting irritated by everyone or over the littlest things. You have gone into a hermit mode, and you don’t allow anyone to go near you. You have little to no social life because all you want to do is be by yourself, having no one to upset you. This is a sign of deep mental exhaustion.
6. Feeling overwhelmed
When you are exhausted, you are not feeling like yourself. You feel overwhelmed with every little thing. And all you want to do is lie down and make everything stop for a moment. Your body may be aching as well and you feel mentally and emotionally drained. You feel hopeless as if there is nothing you can do to bring back your zest for life.
7. You feel anxious and depressed
Chronic physical and mental exhaustion can lead to stress, anxiety, and even depression. It can deplete your heart, body, and soul. Feeling constantly stressed out, anxious, or even depressed is a sign of mental exhaustion and you need to immediately start with your healing process. Moreover, high levels of anxiety can lead to nausea, diarrhea, nervousness, jitters, or even panic attacks.
So, when you’re tired, go quietly. Go slowly. Go timidly, but do not stop. You have all the right reasons to be tired. You are supposed to be tired because you’re making a change.
You are exhausted for all the right reasons and it’s only an indication to go on, to continue fighting. You are tired because you’re growing, and someday that growth will give way to the exact rejuvenation that you need. Just remember to never ever give up.
A professional writer with over a decade of incessant writing skills. Her topics of interest and expertise range from health, nutrition and psychology.