You know you’re pushing yourself too hard and you begin exhibiting chronic stress symptoms: overwhelm, exhaustion, emotional volatility, absent mindedness, constant internal pressure and unavaialbility to your loved ones.
1. You’re overwhelmed – physically, emotionally and mentally.
Feeling of having too much on the plate. Exhaustion is a default feeling. Self-neglect is present. Juggling everything loses joy and playfulness and becomes stressful, difficult and no longer enjoyable. Energetically Drained.
2. You’re more emotional than usual – anything can stir an emotional reaction in you.
Emotional Volatility. A red light can almost make you want to cry, the stubborn bottle cap is about to make you throw the entire thing away and the annoying co-worker has never been so close to getting a piece of your mind.
3. You’re constantly forgetting things
Mental bandwidth is maxed. Things are starting to slip from grasp of awareness. Functioning in autopilot.
4. You’re not appreciating your growth
Success is not enjoyed. Moving on to the next thing before celebrating the completed forward movement. Growth is taken for granted. Gratitude is scarce. Internal pressure causes overdrive.
5. You’re neglecting your loved ones
Functioning in a mind space, forgetting presence and a connection to the body. Time is never enough. Down time involves numbing activities (tv binge, alcohol, tuning out).