When Fatigue Affects My Mind

· May 28, 2016

Do you know the feeling of suffering from stress over a long period of time? When stress stays and seems to never leave, that’s when emotional fatigue appears.

Anxiety, depression or stress can make us feel this extreme tiredness that affects our lives in many ways, causing us a lack of energy that we cannot recover. When fatigue takes over your mind, energy leaves your body causing a weakness that’s difficult to get rid of.

People who are more empathetic or more sensitive tend to be more prone to acute fatigue which causes exhaustion of emotional resources, leaving them with nothing else to offer to others.

But how is it really manifested? Why does it appear? Today we will give you answers to these questions and will offer solutions to successfully deal with emotional fatigue.

Do I suffer from emotional fatigue?

If you’re asking this question, you’ve probably gone through some of the situations that we mentioned earlier: stress, depression or anxiety.

tired person resting

But usually, people who suffer this kind of emotional fatigue are unaware of their symptoms. Why does this happen?

Emotional exhaustion causes a demotivation which causes us to avoid or reject our own emotions. This fatigue manifests in various ways:


  • Lack of motivation and lack of interest in life.
  • Loss of energy.
  • Low tolerance for stress or stressful situations.
  • Feeling of being alien to yourself and your surroundings.
  • Trouble concentrating or maintaining attention.

Emotional fatigue can cause much more serious problems both with one’s own wellbeing as well as with interpersonal relationships.

Although depression is one of the possible causes, this fatigue can cause depression if not dealt with properly. 

“There are moments in life when the only alternative is to lose control.”

-Paulo Coelho-

We must be careful and know how to identify it if it appears. Why? Because it can alert us to much more serious problems like deep depression, burnout or other more serious diseases.

Overcome emotional fatigue today

Despite all these signs and warnings that may warn us of a major illness, emotional exhaustion has several solutions.

When realize that we suffer emotional fatigue, it’s time to get down to work and first start removing the stress has caused this fatigue.

tired woman touching head

But how do we get rid of stress and anxiety? Two of the conditions that affect us the most and which cause us a thousand and one problems.

Some of the tips you can follow to end fatigue today are:

  • Exercise can be an escape for your mind and for the stress you may be suffering from.
  • A healthy lifestyle, such as a healthy diet can positively affect your emotional well-being.
  • Getting a good rest is a big step towards relieving our stress.
  • Practicing mindfulness can be very useful to learn how to manage our emotions.

These are just some of the tips that you can implement to help you get much closer to solving your emotional fatigue.

Mindfulness is a highly recommended practice because it provides multiple tools that allow us to disconnect from everything that causes us stress and tension. In addition, this practice allows us to reflect on ourselves, and allows us to discover what it is that is causing us to feel fatigued.

To overcome emotional exhaustion we must first be aware of what is causing it. If you are a very sensitive and empathetic person and you doubt whether you can be suffering from fatigue in your mind, pay attention to it! A much more serious problem may be taking away your attention.

Luckily, emotional fatigue is a result of stress which can be solved with the advice we mentioned above. We hope you find it helpful and that you will use it to end this extreme exhaustion that is affecting all aspects of your life.