So, I totally had a different blog post prepared for today. It was a what’s in my bag, you know something light and fun to kick off your Monday but when I started to write I just couldn’t bring myself too. Why? Because the news cycle this weekend left me emotionally exhausted. So I decided to write about it because I like to think of the website as a place where I can be honest with myself and all of my readers so here goes nothing.
1. Walk away from the news cycle
I have a very hard time doing this, I really do. I want updates I want to be informed but if this weekend reminded me of anything its that stepping away from the news cycle is necessary. I don’t necessarily leave the Internet (which is a mistake in and of itself) but the Internet also makes me laugh and smile so I focus on the fun and not the really depressing state of the world
2. Write about your feelings
I am a strong supporter of journaling. Releasing those feelings helps ease the weight of your emotions by putting them out into the world without the fear that it’ll be overwhelming for someone else.
3. Do something mindless
This goes back to the whole walking away from the news cycle. I was going to watch Dear White People season three but I think I might watch something stupid like Real Housewives of Potomac or theme park history videos on Youtube. I literally read a Twitter thread making fun of Wattpad stories this morning, it definitely helped me feel better.
4. A self-care day
All of these can be seen as self-care but maybe unplug for an entire day or night. Put on some music, light a candle, do a face mask, go for a run, usually your emotional exhaustion means that you’re burning yourself out in some way so just take some time to recharge.
This is one for my religious readers, pray with someone. It really does help ease your spirit and mind, plus it will help you feel supported if you do it with someone else.
Let me know what you do when you’re emotionally exhausted whether by the news or just the stress of life in the comments!
11 thoughts on “5 Things to Do When You’re Emotionally Exhausted”
Great post, I’m totally with the journal, it’s an amazing way to relieve stress and bad thoughts. thanks for sharing!
all of this is a huge YES from me my friend- ive been feeling this way for a while and overworking myself way too much- netflix and reading are my go too!
I wish I could walk away from news but I work in news and I’ve had to figure out a balance of consuming. I dont watch it when I’m not at the station. And I try to make more time for myself.
Trust me I understand lol my work forces me to check in more than I’d like
I’ve been writing my emotions down more often! This will allow me to look back at this years from late on how I handled different situations as well as the growth
I’ve had to do a LOT of #1 since 2016. I limit myself to 10 minutes and one news source each morning.
These activities are exactly what I do when I am emotionally and physically exhausted and these do help a lot! Writing about your feelings do give you a different sense of empowerment!
I always write my feelings whenever I’m emotionally exhausted. Before I write it on my online diary but I started to write it in my journal instead cause I want to be more authentic and raw to myself. And yes I agree, prayers can move mountains!
Great points, thanks for sharing! I love especially journalling and unplugging to feel refreshed! – Hope, nonstopmomlife.com
Do something mindless is a real one. I feel like we’ve been conditioned to always be going and doing
I really needed this read because I have been down lately. I definitely do the self care days and mindless things like binge watch a show on Netflix. And my ultimate is prayer! I rectory started trying to do yoga and Zumba classes to help when I am emotionally down