When people experience emotional exhaustion, it can make them feel emotionally drained, overwhelmed, and fatigued. These feelings tend to build up over a long period, though people may not notice the early warning signs.
This can have significant impacts on a person’s everyday life, relationships, and behavior. In this article, we discuss the symptoms, causes, and risk factors of emotional exhaustion, and we explore the many ways people can treat it or prevent it from happening.
What causes emotional exhaustion?
Prolonged or extreme stress can trigger emotional exhaustion.
Emotional exhaustion usually arises after a period of stress.
Different things can contribute to emotional exhaustion in people, depending on a person’s tolerance for stress and other factors in their lives at the time.
Examples of things that can triggers emotional exhaustion include:
- going through a significant life change, such as divorce or death of a loved one
- being a caregiver
- experiencing financial stress
- having a baby or raising children
- being homeless
- juggling several things at once, such as work, family, and school
- living with a chronic medical condition
- working long hours
- working in a high-pressure environment
Typically, emotional exhaustion occurs if someone feels overwhelmed by factors in their life.…