Warning Signs that you are overdue for self care

  • Is life becoming a little tough for you to handle?
  • Do you find yourself more exhausted than usual?
  • Are you finding it difficult to find the strength and courage to keep going.
  • Do you believe that life is too difficult for you to control and manage your emotions?

If things seem overwhelming to you at the moment, it is important to step back, reflect and gain perspective on the situation. It would help you to have a sense of hope and resilience in life.

Have you noticed one or more of the following red flags recently in yourself or your loved ones? This might be indicative of a need to seek professional help.

Change in appetite

A sudden, unexplained increase or decrease in your appetite could be an indication of an underlying psychological problem. Feeling overwhelmed or having trouble concentrating, for example, could lead to either an increase in appetite because of comfort eating or a decrease in appetite because of emotional stress and a lack of interest in food. This tendency might be more noticeable when you’re under more stress, such as when getting ready for a big exam or making a big decision in your life. Instead of relying solely on food as a source of comfort or solace, it is critical to recognise this change in appetite and attempt to address the underlying issue.

Conditions such as diabetes, anemia, hyperthyroidism, and hormonal imbalances can all cause changes in appetite. Therefore, if you find yourself with an unexplained increase or decrease in appetite, it would be prudent to consult your doctor and get a checkup. This can help to determine if an underlying health condition is causing the change in appetite, and you can get the treatment necessary for it. Additionally, there may be other underlying emotional or psychological issues causing a shift in appetite. Counseling and/or therapy can be useful for addressing these issues, as well as other lifestyle changes that can help regulate your appetite

Sleep Disturbance

Are you noticing a significant change in your sleep patterns? It is possible that your feelings are involved in this. Sleep is a key factor in determining the state of your mental health. If you are having difficulty sleeping, it may be a sign of an underlying problem and should not be taken lightly.

When you are emotionally drained, you risk suffering from insomnia. Insomnia occurs often because you are spending most of the time in deep thought, fighting with the demons in your head, and having trouble getting a good night’s sleep. Insomnia is a common sign of a more serious mental health condition, and it can lead to further issues such as fatigue, mood swings, anxiety, and depression. It is important to pay attention to the connection between your emotional wellbeing and your sleep patterns.

Not only is a lack of sleep indicative of a severe mental illness, but so is a lack of energy and motivation to get up. Daytime drowsiness and lack of motivation could be symptoms of more serious psychological problems, such as depression or anxiety. Therefore, it is important to take note of any changes in sleep patterns and energy levels, as they could be signs of a greater mental health issue. If you feel that your sleep patterns are not normal or if your energy and motivation to do things are low, it is a good idea to talk to a doctor or mental health professional.


A feeling of hopelessness can come from the sense that there is nothing that can be done to improve a situation. Hopelessness is a normal and natural emotion when you are faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles. This is a sign that you are emotionally drained. It can be difficult to stay motivated when faced with overwhelming challenges and negativity. Hopelessness can be a major obstacle to success and fulfilment in life. It can be an indication that it is time to take a break, regroup, and reevaluate the direction you are headed.

It can be a sign of emotional exhaustion, depression or burnout. Hopelessness can be especially difficult to overcome because it is often accompanied by feelings of worthlessness, inadequacy, and powerlessness. If you are at this point, it is high time you seek help from an expert. Do not risk making your pain and suffering permanent by accepting this as your way of life.

Crying often

When we feel overwhelmed or powerless, it is natural to cry. Crying often can be a way to express our emotions, release pent-up stress, and make us feel better. Crying can also provide us with some much-needed comfort in a difficult time. It is important to remember that it does not make us weak or vulnerable. The release of emotions in this way can be cathartic, allowing us to process our feelings and move forward. As we get older, we learn to better control and manage our emotions, and we generally reserve our tears for significant life events.
If even the smallest emotional push brings you to tears, it indicates that you are emotionally exhausted. If you find yourself crying for no apparent reason, it may be a sign that you need support to maintain your emotional and psychological well-being. It is essential to be mindful of your emotional wellbeing and to find time for yourself.

Lack of motivation

When you are emotionally drained, you don’t seem to care about striving for anything. Your dreams, goals, and passions don’t seem to matter anymore, and it can be difficult to summon the energy for anything that requires significant effort. Lack of motivation can have serious consequences, leading to a decrease in productivity and poor performance at work, strained relationships with friends and family, and physical health problems due to neglecting self-care. Even when you recognize that you need to take action and focus on achieving something, It’s challenging to muster the drive necessary to complete anything.

This feeling of apathy can be caused by various things, such as stress or depression, but whatever the root cause may be, it is essential to take action in order to restore motivation. It can be beneficial to practise mindful meditation, breathing exercises, and other relaxation techniques. A mental health practitioner may help you focus the mind and body when feeling unmotivated and exhausted.


It is simple to distance yourself from those around you if life has dealt you a severe blow. Detachment can sometimes be a way of protecting yourself from the pain of life, but it can lead to negative emotions such as loneliness and guilt.

Detachment should be avoided, as this will only further separate you from those around you and leave you feeling more isolated. It usually results from having endured so much that you allow the pain to become a constant in your life to the point where you are no longer aware of it. Ab Farak nahin padta!”

In order to reconnect with the people around you, it is important to acknowledge the pain and hurt that you are feeling. Doing this can be a difficult and challenging task, but it is an essential part of healing and rebuilding relationships with others.

It is important to recognize that you do not have to keep suffering in silence and that there are ways of dealing with your pain without letting it consume you.

Let’s talk about what you can do while you’re still debating whether to see a therapist.

Step 1: Determine the location of the energy drain.

You need to determine what is causing your emotional exhaustion. Is it your boss, work, family, or friends? When someone is draining your energy, you can often tell by the feeling of emotional exhaustion you have after spending time with them.

  • You find happiness when they leave.
  • They don’t lift you up.
  • After being with them, you feel the need for some downtime.
  • They demand too much of you.
  • When they talk, they make you feel even more frustrated than you already were.
  • You can’t seem to express yourself when you are with them.

Step 2: Self-Care

Following is a list of some activities you can engage in if you’re feeling emotionally exhausted.


Workouts are a form of physical stress, so when you’re feeling worn out, they’re typically the last thing on your mind. But, in fact, exercise releases endorphins that can boost your mood and alleviate stress. Doing something physical can be a great way to escape the mental stress of everyday life. It will alter your body, heart, spirit, and metabolism in addition to improving your mental equilibrium. It provides stimulation and a calming effect to combat stress and depression.

According to research, physical activity can lower the body’s levels of stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. Instead, it stimulates the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood enhancers.

Breathing exercises

It has been demonstrated that breathing can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Deep breathing exercises involve taking slow, deep breaths, counting to four as you breathe in and then again as you exhale. Breathing deeply and slowly has a calming effect. You must develop breathing control if you want to try and emulate relaxation.
The best way to breathe is to do so slowly, deeply, and to pay close attention to the up-and-down motion of your diaphragm. This is also known as belly breathing. Belly breathing helps to slow down your heart rate and lower blood pressure, leading to a calming effect. Belly breathing can help to reduce anxiety and stress, regulate heart rate, and promote a sense of peace.

You can also practice box breathing technique. Box breathing technique is a simple but effective way to quickly reduce stress and anxiety. You inhale for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 4 seconds, then exhale while focusing on relaxation for 4 seconds, holding your breath for another 4 seconds before you start again. You should do this process 15–20 times in order to maintain mental and emotional focus.


Regular meditation has been linked to improved mental clarity and focus, as well as increased self-awareness. It has been demonstrated that this practise can reduce stress and calm the mind. This is achieved by lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, two physiological signs of stress. In order to reap the benefits of meditation, it is important to engage in it regularly.

Choosing a time and location free from distractions is the first step. Find a comfortable position that will encourage relaxation, and then settle in. Enable a passive mental state in your mind. To avoid having thoughts or worries interfere with your relaxation, you must allow your mind to become blank. Simply observe your thoughts as they come and go without judging them.

The secret is to fixate your attention on a mental tool. A mental tool can be anything, from repeating a mantra or focusing on your breath, to visualizing an image in your mind’s eye. You can also decide to concentrate on a stationary object in your environment. Once you’ve mastered this, you can dedicate at least 20 to 30 minutes a day to meditation. Regular meditation has become increasingly popular in recent years, as more and more people discover the benefits of this powerful practise.


People can deal with their current situations much better when they are mindful. Mindfulness is the practise of paying nonjudgmental attention to the present moment. Through mindfulness, people can learn to focus on their thoughts and emotions in a way that enables them to be aware of them without necessarily engaging with them. This can help people to develop a greater sense of self-control and personal responsibility, as they are better able to observe their own emotions and thought processes in a neutral way.

In addition to allowing your mind to focus on the present, pausing to just take a deep breath also helps your mind and body regain equilibrium and more control. Through the practice of mindfulness, people can achieve a state of relaxation and clarity in the face of difficult emotions or challenging circumstances.


Journaling can also be used as an effective method of self-reflection and evaluation. Journaling is an invaluable tool for anyone wanting to explore their thoughts, feelings, emotions and ideas. Regular journaling can offer many benefits, including increased self-awareness, clarity of thought and improved stress management. Regular journaling can be a great way to record the ideas, feelings, and thoughts that may come to mind during regular meditation. Journaling can also help people to become more organized, as it allows for the development of goals and actions to be taken in order to reach them. By taking the time to write down your thoughts and feelings on a regular basis, you are creating an outlet to explore and reflect on your experiences. Regular journaling can be a great way to increase self-awareness, which in turn can help improve mental health and well-being.

Journaling enables you to express, comprehend, control, and let go of emotional drains. According to research, keeping a journal can significantly reduce anxiety, promote better sleep habits, enhance memory, lessen depression, and cultivate kindness.

Emotional Intelligence and Better Health

People with lower Emotional Quotient tend to get stuck in negativity more easily during challenging times. High Emotional Intelligence positively affects one’s physical as well as mental health. People are better able to handle stressful situations when they can accurately perceive their emotions & feelings. Additionally, they show that they are capable of overcoming hesitation when it comes to seeking medical attention, accepting physical changes, and proactively looking for a solution to improve their health. This can be demonstrated by adopting behaviours like a healthier diet, quitting drinking, and maintaining a consistent exercise schedule.

All of these behavioural tendencies are linked to high emotional intelligence, increased dynamism, accepting one’s own reality, and taking responsibility for one’s own well-being. In other words, self-awareness, motivation, and self-management increase your likelihood of enjoying good health.

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