14 Signs That Your Soul Is Exhausted And Dying
Aug 13, 2018 by apost team
Everyone goes through periods of time where they feel extremely stressed and overwhelmed. You look at the people around you and wonder how they seem so composed. You’re a strong person yourself, but when you’re reaching a breaking point your soul will give off a few signals. Your soul has a desire for creative freedom, expression, love, and joy. However, if you continuously value others before you value yourself, you begin to lose touch with your inner self. That’s the moment when everything in life begins to feel like a chore.
Here are some important signs that your soul is exhausted and slowly dying.
1. You aren’t excited or happy
Everything that you previously found joy in, such as your hobbies, passions, other interests, favorite music, reading, or spending time with your friends and family is no longer pleasing to you. You’d prefer to stay at home and be by yourself. Even when you do partake in something that you once enjoyed, you feel overwhelmed.
2. You don’t remember the last time you had a good laugh
Do you remember the last time you laughed until you cried? How often do you find yourself chuckling at something that happened? If you can’t remember the last time you had a genuine laugh from something joyous, there is a problem with your innermost self. Failing to laugh and see the humor in things proves that you just aren’t feeling like yourself.
3. You don’t recognize your old self
When you take a look back at your old photographs or talk about nostalgic memories with your friends, you don’t feel like the same person you used to be. Your joy, your smile and the happiness you used to have seemed a long ways away from how you feel currently.
4. You feel lonely in a crowd
Everyone has moments where they feel alone, but if you are feeling lonely when you’re surrounded by others it might be a problem. You feel a void in your life that you don’t know how to fill. It feels like others around you are looking at you through a wall and can’t quite get through to you. You tend to blame this on your peers, but it’s you who isn’t connecting right.
5. You can’t stay motivated
You have a serious lack of inspiration and motivation in your life. Before now, you used to be inspired to perform tasks and do anything your heart desired. But now, you don’t feel like anything is worth the effort. Whether it be your relationships or your work life, you do the absolute minimum just to get by.
6. You say yes when you mean no
You aren’t able to adequately reply to others with a “no.” Whether it be your coworker who wants you to cover their shift or a friend who doesn’t know their boundaries, you are unable to stand up for yourself. Your needs aren’t coming first because you’re dealing with everyone else’s problems.
7. You give but don’t receive
People always come to you with their problems, and you never think twice about helping them out. However, you have difficulty communicating when you yourself is the one in need. You tend to overthink about what others might think of you, which stops you from reaching out and being vulnerable.
8. You are lying to yourself
You put on an act like everything going on in your life is okay. You would rather keep lying to yourself than deal with your real issues. You’re fearful of conflict, so your ability to come up with lies and excuses for yourself gets in the way of the truth.
9. You spend your time doing things you dislike
You go through your day with absolutely no enthusiasm for anything you’re participating in. You’re going through the motions because you believe you have to. When you look back on the days, weeks, and months that have passed, they all blend together and nothing special stands out to you.
10. You don’t have boundaries
You aren’t aware of your own personal boundaries and rules. Since you aren’t self-aware, it’s impossible for you to stick to your instincts. People take advantage of you in this situation because you are unable to say no to things that make you uncomfortable, meaning that your physical and emotional boundaries are often violated.
11. You’re surrounded by toxic people
There are people in your life that shouldn’t be there. These toxic people are constantly filling your day with endless negativity. You surround yourself with individuals that aren’t good for your soul. These people might even manipulate you into doing things you don’t want to do or blackmail you emotionally.
12. You’re physically tired and weak
Do you often want to stay in bed because you feel exhausted and drained? It might be difficult for you to get up in the morning because no matter how much sleep you got, you’re exhausted. Activities that are supposed to be fun, like going on a walk or exercising, overwhelm you and you avoid them at all costs.
13. You’re choosing to be unhealthy
When it comes to your relationships, health, and lifestyle, you’re making all the wrong choices for yourself. You often end up in situations that are hurtful and exhausting. Perhaps you’re in a relationship with a toxic partner or you’re at a job that doesn’t appreciate you while neglecting your mental health.
14. You’re fearful of everything
You’re beating yourself up mentally by draining yourself with negative self-talk. Each time something positive happens or you want to make a change in your life, you stop because of fear. You worry about the negative consequences that can arise from your actions, so you don’t make any positive moves for yourself.
If you feel any of these symptoms going on in your life, it’s not too late to reach out for help. A professional or one of your trusted friends can help you get your life back on track in no time. As draining as it seems to make positive changes for a healthier life, it’s never too late to enrich your soul and bring back the joy you once felt. Can you relate to any of these signs that your soul is dying?