Dealing with mental fatigue?
The signs of mental exhaustion often begin to appear gradually, but you might notice they seem to creep up more quickly during times of extreme stress — when your brain is working harder than usual, in other words.
Mental and emotional signs
One major sign of mental exhaustion? You feel far less alert than usual and find it challenging to focus, even when it comes to everyday or routine tasks.
Generally speaking, “mental” tends to refer to cognitive skills, like thinking, memory, decision-making, and problem-solving. “Emotional,” on the other hand, has to do with feelings, including your ability to identify, process, and express them.
You might notice emotional exhaustion when navigating difficult, painful, or unwanted feelings, such as:
Both mental and emotional exhaustion can leave you feeling detached, unmotivated, apathetic, and trapped. The challenges you’re facing might seem impossible to overcome, and you might feel too drained to keep trying.
If burnout comes to mind, you’re on the right track — burnout can stem from emotional and mental fatigue.
If you’re not clear, then what do we do?
We breathe in an essential oil and we intend to be clear. Set up a breathing alarm to spare some energy and time for creating that space you need to thrive.
Sage Essential Oil may help to uplift and aid with mental fatigue.
It has been recognized for its ability to strengthen the senses and vital centers of the body and to support metabolism when used internally* (see sage vitality).