Do you suffer from exhaustion?

We can’t have a stress response all day, no rest in between, repeat in infinity and expect to thrive. That’s modern life bonkers.

Man with perspective

Exhaustion disorder by definition is caused by stress without sufficient recovery for a duration of at least six months and can make people extremely disabled and totally unrecognizable compared to how they used to be. It was previously known as burnout and is more or less a modern phenomena – a consequence of the stress of modern life, which have turned into one of the most common reasons for sick leave today. But are the usual treatment methods really effective? How are you cared for? Is it working?

Exhaustion and burn out in its real form will lead to plenty of issues. The ones below are some of the really common ones. Recognize any of them? They are at least some of the most debilitating.

Energy levels that once made you productive for eighteen hours a day are now depleting practically instantly when doing something – or more or less nothing – and they barely ever recharge.

Physical pain – everywhere, or in totally unexplainable places. Probably from a brain signalling for help and doing everything in its power to try to pull the emergency break for a chance to rest and recover. Headaches or trouble with the forearms and hands, making the hands more or less useless are not rare.

Stress you earlier thought of as nothing suddenly seems like the whole world is coming down over you – and you break. You can’t take it. All this pressure!? Was it always like this?!

Sleep, this once lovely thing – where are you now? Nowadays it’s exhausting even to sleep. Or try to anyway. If you get any at all, in between the episodes of sleeplessness. Do you sleep anything or are you rather just rolling around in bed all night?

Depression sneaks in; helplessness, general tragedy and misery starts to be the new common theme of life.

Anxiety might creep up on you in one way or another. A new, but kinda blurry, discomfort around doing a simple thing like shopping for groceries or walk through town. Perhaps you planned something fun like going to a restaurant, travel somewhere or just go to the movies – and suddenly you stumble upon your first panic attack?

Perhaps you don’t suffer from all of them. If you don’t, I’m glad. But these are all common – and they are quite horrible in and of themselves. They are some really relevant things to tend to; they are far from the whole situation, but parts that are ordinary to relate to in case you are exhausted. The lovely part is that they ARE without a doubt possible to influence, change and affect without medications. I can be your guide and help you. If so, we will start out by mapping out a far bigger picture of life than just the above and then work on pinpointing what’s causing trouble – and change it.