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Exhaustion is a feeling of extreme tiredness and lack of energy. It can affect anyone, regardless of age or gender. There are several reasons why you might be finding yourself thinking “I am feeling exhausted”, including physical, mental, and emotional factors.

Exhausted? You’re not alone; many people experience exhaustion at some point in their lives. It’s crucial to recognise the signs and address the underlying causes.

If you catch yourself wondering “why am I feeling exhausted?” often, it might be worth reflecting on your lifestyle and daily habits to gain meaningful insight behind your tiredness. Are you pushing your body too hard, not getting enough restful sleep, or neglecting your emotional well-being?

Feelings of exhaustion can stem from different sources, and it is essential to consider all physical, mental and emotional factors.

Physical exhaustion can be caused by overworking your body, not getting enough sleep, or a medical condition. If you’re physically exhausted, you might feel weak, have trouble concentrating, and have sore muscles. You might also experience a decrease in your immune system function, which can lead to illness.

Mental exhaustion is caused by overworking your mind, stress, and anxiety. If you’re mentally exhausted, you might have trouble focusing or making decisions. You might also feel irritable or moody and have difficulty sleeping. Mental exhaustion can also lead to physical symptoms such as headaches or an upset stomach.

Emotional exhaustion is caused by prolonged stress, anxiety, or depression. If you’re emotionally exhausted, you might feel drained and have little motivation or interest in activities you normally enjoy. You might also feel hopeless or trapped in your situation. Emotional exhaustion can lead to physical symptoms such as a weakened immune system or chronic pain.

There are several ways to combat exhaustion, depending on the cause. If you’re physically exhausted, try getting more rest and exercise regularly. If you’re mentally exhausted, try taking breaks during the day, practicing mindfulness or meditation, and seeking help from a mental health professional if needed. If you’re emotionally exhausted, seek support from friends and family, practice self-care, and consider enrolling into a counselling service to speak to a therapist.

If you’re looking online for counselling in Nottingham, find out more about our services here.

As part of our webinar series, we’ve included a specific episode on improving your sleep. You can find this webinar below.

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