Four Signs You Are Emotionally Distressed
YOU WITHDRAW FROM THE WORLD
Most of us deal with the daily drama by trying to escape into books, video games, sports or music. When you are emotionally distressed, you spend more and more time in these fantasies as a way to escape the reality lurking just outside. We just want to relax on a beach with a cold drink in our hand.
When life beats us down, we want to run for our life. But what you need to do face your problems one by one and knock them down. It won’t happen instantly but it will.
YOUR PATIENCE WEARS VERY THIN
Yes, we get very snippy when we are stressed. We have zero patience for people and their BS. We want to be done with work/school/commitments right freakin’ now. We are done. So done with this. Everyone can see that you are frazzled and stressed out.
So, take a deep breath, hold it for a few seconds and let everything that is bugging you the hell go. Just let it go. Let’s face it.
YOU FEEL DRAINED ALL OF THE TIME
Chronic stress and drama can drain your mental, physical and emotional energy. It zaps the will. You feel trapped in a tarp it surrounded by other folks who are also desperately trying to free themselves from the trap. The more furious your struggle against it, the quicker you will tire out and the further you will sink into the pit.
At this point, there are two ways this could go: You can lay down and quit or…you can get up and fight like hell.
NEGATIVE EMOTIONS BUBBLE TO THE SURFACE
Anger, bitterness, jealousy and frustration will bubble to the surface much more easily and quickly when you are emotionally distressed. The barriers between your negative emotions and the rest of the world are weakened by the stress and drama. To fix this, go ahead and take a walk, take French class or go for a culinary course! But do something that just distracts your mind.