How To Manage Emotional Difficulties

woman-sad at the lake
woman-sad at the lake

 

Being a caregiver for people with disabilities can rewarding for some if they are that type of person with a support system.

It can also put a strain on relationships with family, friends, neighbours and employers.

The job is long and tiring. It can cause a lot of stress and can also cause emotional damage to the person that is doing the job.

It can also make the person irritable and prone to anger and outbursts.

It has been known that emotional stress and sleep deprivation can be very dangerous to some people.

It can also have emotional ramifications on others. This can lead to emotional difficulties like anger, depression, mood swings, and problems with sleeping.

People who are emotionally exhausted should not sleep a lot.

If they do they can experience mood swings and sleep deprivation. This can cause problems in social situations that require good judgment.

Problems with sleep, eating and other physical activities can have emotional consequences that create havoc in the caregiver’s life.

This is a problem if the person who is a caregiver is going through a problem that could require a caregiver.

People who are emotionally exhausted can also try to cope with their emotions by drinking too much alcohol or taking drugs.

Inappropriate sleeping can also cause emotional problems.

This can cause problems for the caregiver by getting them into trouble with the law.

Driving too much can also be emotionally exhausting for people that are caregivers.

Other ways that are common for people who are emotionally exhausted include self-destruction, being depressed, being afraid, social anxiety, and having suicidal thoughts.

The same can be true for spouses and children. They can try to cope with their feelings by causing problems in their lives.

It will not make them happy and will not help them care for their loved ones.

Emotional exhaustion and burnout can have serious consequences for people who are caregivers.

Burnout can cause suicidal thoughts and depression. It can also cause health problems for people who are caregivers.

There can be medical consequences of emotional exhaustion. It can also cause legal consequences.

In both cases, the main issues are not the same. However, there is a common theme in those cases, which is the emotional exhaustion of the caregiver.

 

What is emotional exhaustion?

In my personal experience, I have met people who are extremely emotionally exhausted.

The main issues that they face are the ones that they have already faced once before.

At the present time, there are more issues that they will have to face. Those issues are the issues that they should have dealt with at the beginning of their lives.

Those issues that I have personally met are not the same as the ones that are commonly referred to as burnout.

The main difference between the two is that the ones that are emotionally exhausted can be dealt with within themselves.

Burnout can be dealt with by taking medicine and not being present for a while, but the ones that are emotionally exhausted can’t be dealt with by taking medicine.

The medicines will only allow them to cope with their feelings.

The ones that are emotionally exhausted will not be able to cope with the new situations that they will have to deal with.

The medicines can only be used on the emotionally exhausted. If a person is already emotionally exhausted, they will not be able to cope with the new situations.

How to deal with emotional exhaustion is done by talking about the issues. Talking about emotional exhaustion can bring the person back to normal.

Talking will enable them to regain control of their emotional state.

Talking is a coping mechanism that is employed when a person is able to regain control of their emotional state.

When people are already emotionally exhausted, they have already dealt with most of the emotional issues that they will encounter.

Asking for help can be seen as a sign of weakness, which will prevent them from being able to cope with new situations.

With all this in mind, I began to use the concept of emotional exhaustion as I work with people who have been experiencing emotional exhaustion.

My first task is to get the person back to a normal emotional state. Normal is a moving target.

If the person is already emotionally exhausted, then I must get them to a normal state.

As a carer, if you find that you are in a situation that you feel very afraid and frightened about, it is normal to want to escape from it.

The human brain is programmed to escape from danger. In the same way.

If you find yourself in an emotionally exhausting situation and don’t want to talk about the situation, you are programmed to say escape, which will prevent you from talking about it and getting yourself back to a normal emotional state.

The human brain is capable of learning emotional information.

When the brain learns information, it learns the truth about the situation.

When a person is in a situation that they are afraid to talk about, they are learning the truth about themselves.

When a person is emotionally exhausted, they are learning the truth about themselves and the situation.

Talking

I always try to get people to talk about their situation first, to get them to talk to each other, so they can feel comfortable enough to talk about their situation.

And then I also talk to them about their situation with me, because I need to know the truth about their situation, as they may have hidden facts from themselves.

To know the truth, I need to hear what they have revealed to me. I may have to talk to them a few more times about their emotional state to get the full story and hear it.

To help them feel comfortable enough to feel safe enough to talk to me about their situation.

Don’t be in a hurry to get back to a normal emotional state, but be in a relaxed state to hear what they have to say.

Don’t try to force them to talk, but allow them to talk, so they know that they are safe.

Once they feel safe enough to talk, then allow them to talk. But be in a relaxed state, to listen.

When they have the opportunity to talk, be open to hearing what they have to say, but make sure they are comfortable enough to do so.

Be aware of what they have revealed to you, to make sure they are ready to tell you the truth about their situation.