Need A Break? 8 Warning Signs That You’re Mentally And Emotionally Exhausted

Need A Break? 8 Warning Signs That You’re Mentally And Emotionally Exhausted:

Sometimes life starts to spin out of control and it’s tough for us to keep up. Things that once seemed insignificant are suddenly annoying and we find ourselves snapping at others even when they’ve done nothing wrong. This may be a result of mental and emotional exhaustion, and identifying the key warning signs may help you decide if you need to stop, rest, and recharge.


Keep reading to find out if you’re suffering from a burnout!

Personal Thoughts

Although today has been better, it is the exception rather than the rule recently. Since the beginning of the year I have been on a slow downward spiral. Unfortunately recent events lead to a steeper decline and now I am in a place where I am constantly lethargic. It often seems as though there are weights on my arms and legs leaving me exhausted after doing the simplest tasks. Mentally it feels as if my head is wrapped in an ever tightening band. I am in a constant fog. It is almost impossible to concentrate or focus on important tasks. My thoughts either wander or become hopelessly lost in a grey haze.

It doesn’t help I have not only stopped seeking to transition, I have started moving backward to the point where I am once again using my old name and making no effort to mitigate my more masculine qualities and generally letting myself go.

There just doesn’t seem to be much of a point anymore.


Fighting Demons

Each of us have our demons to fight. Sometimes we win and others we lose yet either way it is exhausting; physically, emotionally, mentally. There are times when it all I can do to get out of bed and others when I dread falling asleep. During the day its a fight to concentrate, to maintain any type of focus outside of my skin. Nights bring dreams full of indecision and doubt. 

These past few weeks have been harder on me than I am willing to admit. There have been issues upon issues to be dealt with and each one has created more sharp edged doubts, fears, and shame to use against myself. 

The voices have risen and become a insurmountable storm, telling me how much of a failure I am, showing me how much I have hurt everyone around me, exposing just how selfish and callous I have been.

There is still so much to sort out, all these emotions to untangle, thoughts to shift through. Too many memories. More wounds and scars than I could ever hope to deal with before they bleed me dry. The issue now is if I will try and put them here or simply deal with it in my head. After all, I did so for more years than I can remember and there is no chance someone reading this blog will take offense.

As they say, the only real secrets are the ones you keep to yourself.



It’s been a long, stressful week. Today has been better in that we received news, we won the renter’s lottery and will be moving into another place this weekend. It’s a cute two story with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths which is a step up we really needed. On the down side, this doesn’t do anything for the stress of packing up more than 20 years worth of stuff and getting it moved but at least there is a finish line in sight.