Written for ‘SheCanMagazine‘ where Jodie Moone is a Wellness Contributor.
Date Written: March 2021
Mental exhaustion affects all of us at one stage in our lives. It occurs when your adrenaline and cortisol levels rise, and you experience a bout of long-term or chronic stress. It’s common in people who are battling anxiety or depression, as well as anyone in high-demand jobs or experiencing several highly stressful events in your life.
Signs of mental exhaustion can be tiredness, irritability and moodiness, and increasingly finding yourself unable to concentrate or make decisions. If left unmanaged, it can begin to affect your sleep, digestion and can have a detrimental effect on your performance at work.
Mental exhaustion is treatable, but just as it builds over time, it takes time to break it down. If it becomes long-term or unmanageable, it is always best to speak to a medical professional who will give you further support and guidance.
In the first instance, it’s always best to speak to a professional, but in the interim here are some tips and tools for conquering mental exhaustion from your own home.