By Medicover Hospitals / 01 Apirl 2022
Emotional exhaustion is a state of feeling emotionally drained and depleted as a result of accumulated stress from your personal or work life, or a combination of both. Emotional exhaustion is one of the signs of exhaustion. Everyone can face it without exception. It can be caused by your job, your immediate environment, co-workers, and other situations. Even your family at home can contribute as a stressor. It occurs when your brain can't handle any more stress and pressure and your mind and body suddenly shut down, and you feel like you no longer have control over your whole being.
- Common Triggers
People experiencing emotional exhaustion often feel as if they have no power or control over what happens in life. In some situations, you may feel "stuck" or "trapped".
The feelings of sadness, anguish and negative emotions caused by exhaustion are not permanent but can affect each person differently. It can last for a short time or longer, depending on the cause, the stressors, the situation, and the person's coping ability. What may be stressful for one person may be completely manageable for another person.
Common Triggers For Emotional Fatigue:
Experiencing some stress and anxiety on a daily basis is normal, but over time, chronic stress can take its toll on the body. The causes of emotional fatigue vary from person to person.
Here are a few triggers of emotional exhaustion:
Lack of social support:
Not having someone to turn to in times of great stress can lead to loneliness, hopelessness, and emotional exhaustion.
Thoughts, feelings, and behaviors:
Misregulated thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can increase stress and cause a poor emotional response.
Low job satisfaction:
Feeling unhappy at work can lead to chronic stress. It can also cause a sense of purposelessness and emotional exhaustion.
Relationship difficulties, such as a divorce or separation from a friend, can reduce social support and increase stress. Co-parenting can also contribute to feelings of mental fatigue.
Living with a chronic illness:
When you have chronic pain or live with an illness or disease, you can feel isolated, hopeless, and stressed.
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