We often feel depleted of all energy, even after a good night’s sleep and there are days when we just feel flat and joyless… Well, chances are we’re suffering from emotional exhaustion.
Emotional Exhaustion: is a chronic state of physical and emotional depletion that results from an excessive job, personal demands and continuous stress.
The good news is we can refill our emotional energy tank by introducing ourselves to new habits of self-care and searching for people and activities that make us happy. Here how we can do it:
1. Do more of what you want
Find out what makes you really happy and keeps you emotionally nourished, and keep doing it more often.
2. Plan occasional treats
Having the treat to look forward to, might be a holiday, a weekend walk with friends or simply a peaceful bath is a good way to keep your emotional energy level revved.
3. When was the last time you had a good laugh?
Not a dry smile at something on the TV but a stomach-clutching, wiping away tears from laughing?
Rediscover your inner child by doing something physical and silly like running down a hill shrieking, skating or going trampolining.
4. Disconnect yourself from toxic friendships
It comes naturally that we all have them, people we see out of duty or habit, rather than genuine excitement.
But the worse ones, are the who actually appears to have the power to make us feel negative about ourselves and exhausted in their company.
5. Do spend time with people whose company you enjoy
The best ways we can fill up our emotional energy tanks is by spending time with people who are positive, warm-hearted, interested, compassionate and full of joy. These are the people who bring out the best in us.
6. Stop comparing yourself and your life to others
Envy is a powerful emotional drain and totally pointless. Try as much as you can to feel grateful for what you do have, rather than always lusting for what you don’t have.