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It is extremely important that we always remain mentally and emotionally sharp and well rested during our recovery from drugs, alcohol or any addiction. It appears we are constantly up against others, and ourselves for that matter, who seem to have a hand in trying to derail our sobriety either consciously or subconsciously. So, it would be imperative that we take notice of any and all warning signs that show that we may be emotionally or mentally exhausted. Let’s take a few moments during this blog to look at some of the signs that show that we may be mentally or emotionally exhausted and unable to carry on the mental and emotional rigors of maintaining sobriety and recovery from addiction.
- YOU ARE EASILY IRRITATED– When the little things seem to get under your skin more than they normally would, it could be a sign of mental and emotional exhaustion. Is your spouse getting you angry more often? Are the kids making you mad time and time again? Do you find yourself literally losing it at the Home Depot customer service counter? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you are either mentally or emotionally exhausted or well on the way to being so.
- YOU FEEL EXTREMELY UNMOTIVATED– Are you waking up feeling that you just have no ambition whatsoever to do any of the things that you used to love and be driven to do? Maybe some of your passions in life just don’t have the same meaning or feeling that they used to have when you carried them out. Feeling unmotivated is a definite sign that you may be mentally or emotionally exhausted.
- YOU ARE FEELING ANXIETY OR PANIC ATTACKS– Feeling anxiety that comes out of seemingly nowhere is a dangerous sign of mental and emotional exhaustion. Anxiety and panic are two of the main contributors to relapse in recovery from addiction. Panic attacks and anxiety spells can blindside a recovering drug addict and have them using again before they know it.
- YOU ARE HAVING TROUBLE SLEEPING– Are you finding it hard to fall asleep at night? Or are you finding yourself waking up in the middle of the night without being able to fall back asleep? Any type of interruption of our natural and healthy sleep habits can be a huge sign that we are emotionally and mentally exhausted.
- YOU HAVE NO PATIENCE-Have you lost all of your patience with others or with your everyday situations? Maybe you used to be full of patience and able to tackle anything that life throws your way, but now find yourself lacking patience. Losing your sense of patience is another sign of being emotionally or mentally exhausted.
- YOU ARE EXPERIENCING STOMACH ISSUES-This is one of the dangerous physical symptoms of mental and emotional exhaustion. Stomach issues such as indigestion or an upset stomach is a huge physical sign and symptoms that you may be emotionally or mentally exhausted.
- GETTING UPSET AND CRYING OFTEN– Sudden and unpredictable crying outbursts show that a person may be emotionally and mentally exhausted.
8. YOU FEEL EMPTY AND DETACHED– Do you feel completely detached from your family, your goals, your job or your career? Or maybe you feel completely empty inside like life has no meaning at all. These are definite signs that you could be mentally or emotionally exhausted.
So, as you can see, there are many warning signs that our body and minds are telling us that we are emotionally and mentally exhausted. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to put two and two together and see that is extremely imperative that we are as sharp as we can be, both mentally and emotionally, when we are recovering from addiction. So many times, we see people that let themselves get run into the ground when it comes to their emotional and mental well-being. Once this happens their chances of remaining sober decrease dramatically while their chances of relapse skyrocket.
That’s why we here at The Addictions Coach put so much stock into our client’s emotional and mental well-being from Day 1. Emotional and mental sharpness needs to be at the forefront of your recovery from addiction. All addiction and recovery-based programs from The Addictions Coach preach this. So, are you ready to get you mental and emotional self in order so that you can tackle recovery and sobriety HEAD ON? If so, contact us at www.theaddictionscoach.com or call the elite team at 1.800.706.0318 ext 1