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Types of Fatigue That Disrupts Mental Health

Mental health is as important as physical and emotional health. We give so much priority to our physical health and emotional health that we often forget how to take care of our mental health!

A simple thing that affects our mental health the most is a simple ‘NO’ which we cannot say so easily.

There are so many different types of mental health problems including which depression, generalised anxiety disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

These are just a few of the many side effects of a worn-out mental state.

So what triggers mental illness or in a polite way what triggers our mind to go shut or overthink at times which causes all such types of disorders?

There are various reasons but some of the few are related to your genes. Yes! Inheritance plays a major role in the transfer of this anxious nature into you if previously your family member had it. Next is the environmental impact on our bodies. Exposure to toxins, alcohol, or drugs while in the womb can sometimes be linked to mental illness.

Mental fatigue is basically described as our brain that has worked a lot for a while. This is commonly called brain fog.

So how can one detect if they are suffering from mental fatigue? The answer to this question lies in our day-to-day life. If we observe ourselves closely, we will recognise it.

Some of the main signs of Fatigue are as follows:-

  • Feeling sad or down

  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate

  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt

  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows

  • Withdrawal from friends and activities

  • Significant tiredness, low energy, or problems sleeping

  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia, or hallucinations

  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress

  • Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people

  • Problems with alcohol or drug use

  • Major changes in eating habits

  • Sex drive changes

  • Excessive anger, hostility, or violence

  • Suicidal thinking.

  • Feeling of emptiness and stagnation have often known as languishing.

The risk factors that cause our brain to wear out are during Fatigue are:-

  • Experiencing stress for a prolonged period.

  • A demanding job or lifestyle.

  • Living with an illness.

  • A challenging event that has occurred in our life.

Every problem has a solution. Given below are the 6 major tips for coping with mental fatigue:-

  • Create a self-care plan which includes all the things you love be it physical, mental, or emotional.

  • Engage in regular activities and exercise.

  • Include healthy food in your diet.

  • Fix your circadian rhythm i.e., improve your sleep cycle which will eventually reduce your anxiety and stress levels

  • Stay organised.

  • Strengthen your mental fitness.

Being a person who has a mental illness is not a shameful thing. Overthinking is okay! It only signifies that your mind is sharp and working very well. Never be ashamed of who you are and what you feel. The more you hide your thoughts and feelings the more you tend to build up anxiety and mental stress.

Let it out. But if you can’t to any soul, then do contact us! Project C is more than happy to help.

------ Muskan Karamchandani

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