Signs You’re Emotionally and Mentally Exhausted
You’re easily irritated
You feel unmotivated even with things you normally enjoy
You’re experiencing anxiety or panic attacks
You have trouble sleeping
You have no patience and find yourself being short with people
You’re experiencing indigestion. You have a stomach ache all the time or feel like there’s butterflies in your stomach
You start crying unexpectedly
You feel detached from reality. Feeling empty
Women are especially bad at giving themselves permission to take a moment of alone time. Our role in society is to nurture without considering our own needs and put ourselves last and prioritise our loved ones. This is why it’s important to allow yourself to pause and give yourself permission without feeling guilty. Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes….including you!
If we don’t take time out we risk burning ourselves out. We run on empty and this can affect our energy levels, mood, passion and drive. We become bogged down with stresses and strains of everyday life and become less efficient and productive. Emotionally we can feel resentful, angry, frustrated, deflated and stuck. Taking 15-30 minutes out refresh our minds and realign is the key to overcoming or avoiding these situations.
Treating stress and anxiety is challenging, especially for people who aren’t used to self-care. However, the intention for more self-care for at least 15-30 minutes a day is a powerful way to begin building this positive habit. Everybody is different some might use this time for meditation, do Yoga or to sit in the park and listen to the birds sing.
Here are 5 easy ways you can give yourself permission to relax: