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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