Fighting Emotional Fatigue?

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Fighting Emotional Fatigue?

Last update: 10 September, 2020

Many people feel that the days aren't long enough for everything they have to do. Completing all our commitments takes a long time and we feel like we are tearing the pages of the calendar by dragging us with obligations or unfinished business. However, the key to moving away from this feeling may not be having more time, but with fight emotional fatigue.

Due to the frenetic pace that the modern world has / imposes, many of us move with a perpetual feeling of exhaustion. Stress, worries and multitasking push us not to rest even for a moment mentally.

For this, fight emotional fatigue it can be a great way to make our daily life more productive. In this article we will see several techniques to do this; however, first of all we need to understand what exactly this approach consists of.

What is emotional fatigue?

Physical fatigue is not the only type of fatigue that exists. Even if our body is rested, it's possible that our mind can't take it anymore. However, sometimes it is very difficult to recognize this situation. For this reason, if you want to fight emotional fatigue, first of all you have to learn to recognize it. The most common symptoms are:

  • Lack of attention and memory loss. Emotional fatigue makes us unable to pay attention to our surroundings. Because of this, it will be much more difficult for us to create new memories and focus on a task.
  • Hypersensitivity. When mentally tired, it is easier to have extreme emotional reactions. Thus, the person will feel sad, angry or depressed.
  • Low motivation. In general, emotional fatigue it is usually associated with negative thoughts and lack of enthusiasm for the activities that take place. To combat emotional fatigue, it is therefore essential to adopt a more optimistic approach.
  • Physical fatigue. Extreme emotional fatigue it can also cause a feeling of chronic fatigue. People suffering from this symptom can sleep ten hours and still get up tired. No matter how long they rest, they will never have their batteries one hundred percent charged.

If you have most of these symptoms, it is likely that you are suffering from some form of emotional fatigue. However, why does it occur? How do we get to this unpleasant state?

Why does this problem occur?

According to the latest research, emotional fatigue appears due to excessive and constant worry. In this sense, it is very similar to burnout syndrome. Both are forms of stress present when we jump from worry to worry.

It is common for emotional fatigue arises when we obsess about our goals and punish ourselves harshly when we detect mistakes. This is a totally counterproductive dynamic. By torturing ourselves in this way, we exhaust ourselves and it costs us more and more to get what we propose.

Strategies for Combating Emotional Fatigue

If you have reflected in the symptoms of this problem, below you will find various actions that you can take to counter it.

1- Allow yourself to relax

The most important thing you can do to avoid emotional fatigue is get some of calm. It doesn't matter how many things you have to do; every day you should have at least half an hour to relax, dedicating this moment to your hobbies.

On the other hand, if it costs you so much to unplug, it can be very useful practice a discipline such as meditation. Doing so will increase your mind control ability and your ability to manage emotions. On a more cognitive level, it is also a good way to improve mental acuity.

2- Avoid overstimulation

We live in a hyper-connected / overstimulated world. Our mind it receives, without respite, a great quantity of sensory information. It is impossible to adjust our attention to this rhythm which requires a constant jump from one stimulus to another.

If you want to fight emotional fatigue, don't let the context direct your attention. If you are working, put your mobile phone in silent mode and avoid being distracted by colleagues. Conversely, when you are relaxing, forget about work. Each activity has its moment and it is important not to mix them.

3. Be realistic

One of the things that causes us the most anxiety is set exaggerated goals. When we have many things to do, we get tired. Doing more things at the same time compromises our production capacity instead of improving it.

To avoid this, you need to know each other. If you see that you can't do everything you set out to do, don't worry; set priorities and get the most important things done. Worrying does not make activities faster, quite the opposite.

Emotional fatigue it can affect all of us, but we can get the better of it. If you believe it is dominating your life, try to apply these strategies and you will soon see that it will be just a distant memory.

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