There are days when we just feel tired. Not sleepy tired, exhausted from a workout tired, or I had a long day, I need to relax, tired… but emotionally tired.
There are days that we just feel that our emotions have just been exhausted. Not that we’re moody, but it just feels like a lot of work sometimes to keep up the good spirit.
I guess you could say this post is a bit about depression. I talked more specifically on that subject in the post, Depression.
So, I have days where I just feel so tired and wore out from being positive or even just being happy and content. It’s not that I’m faking it, I guess sometimes I put on a front, but most of the time I’m genuinely being those things. Maybe it is something to do with depression or even HSP, but being in a good mood just wears me out sometimes. Is that crazy? I don’t get all pessimistic, well, sometimes, but that’s where we’re going with this! I just feel tired. Like I need to numb out and just not feel anything at all. Sometimes it just happens, but other times I’ve noticed certain things bring it on.
If I go out with friends or go to a party and have a really good time. I feel really drained.
If I’ve finished a project… I get really happy, excited and feel proud. I accomplished something and it feels good. I’ll find myself feeling that same tired feeling.
Being around a bunch of people all day, even if it’s just out and about in public… I’ll come home or even the next day I’m wore out.
Stress, is maybe too obvious of one.
Or even if I’ve just had a really, really good day I’ll find myself feeling blah.
It’s almost as if I’ve only got a certain amount allotted for the week/month and if I use it up… that’s it, it’s used up and I need some time to recoup. It could also be something to do with being overstimulated at times. After a while it’s like an emotional shut down. I’m really just throwing stuff out there as I’m writing this… just pondering thoughts.
I’m sure other people feel this way.
I used to get really down and it would turn more into a deeper depressed feeling when I’d find myself feeling tired like this. I’ve figured out if I recognize it as what it is, me just being drained and I’ll recover… it helps me to not spin it into something worse. I’ve allowed myself to be able to numb out, take a bit of time to regroup and feel tired.
I don’t know why we feel this way sometimes. I haven’t done research on the subject. I don’t have advice on how to change it, but I’m not really sure we need to change it, just recognize it and know that it’s alright to be tired.