What to Do When You’re Emotionally Exhausted

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 183

Have you ever felt so emotionally exhausted that you felt like you have nothing else to give? If so, you’re not alone.

There are a lot of people feeling emotionally exhausted right now and there are a lot of reasons why–the pandemic, rising gas prices, economic uncertainty, and ongoing media reports about bad things happening in the world.

For some people, the reason is personal. Caring for a relative, receiving an eviction notice, addressing childcare issues, or managing health problems are just a few major stressors that many people are feeling right now.

When you feel emotionally exhausted, the typical self-care tips aren’t likely to work. Taking a bubble bath or getting some exercise might take the edge off for a minute but those self-care tips won’t relieve your exhaustion long-term.

Fortunately, there are some more effective things that you can do to charge your batteries and relieve your emotional exhaustion.

In this episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I share the symptoms of emotional exhaustion and the best thing you can do to address it. 

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By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.