What is “crisis fatigue” and who experiences it?

Stress, problems, pressure, a twenty-four hour that is not enough to catch up with everything and fatigue passes from the body to the soul. It exhausts, causes difficulty in concentration but also negative emotions, such as apathy…

The fatigue crisis is here, it is experienced by a large part of the population trying to get out of the dead ends of everyday life.

What is crisis fatigue?

People have always been faced with crises, but the modern crisis of fatigue which may not be just one but starts with one and is framed by other smaller ones, is described as a state where the mind and body are trying to adapt to an environmental event which intensifies, increasing and speeding up the normal rhythms in the reaction to stress. The release of adrenaline and cortisol is continuous and excessive, while the symptoms are many and different.

Hyperarousal, which is characterized by anxiety that motivates us more than normal and the willingness to respond to problems without knowing how, is one of them.

This is followed by abstinence, which manifests itself in apathy and the inability to find the courage to solve everyday problems.

The person may also feel persistent physical exhaustion, fear and hopelessness, but also a feeling of excessive sleepiness or, conversely, no desire to rest.

The symptoms may also include turning to unhealthy habits, both in diet and in the consumption of excessive amounts of alcohol.

There are still extreme situations, such as neglecting work or family.

Dealing with the fatigue crisis comes through a series of steps that concern our physical and mental well-being.

Adopting healthy habits in our daily lives is important for our physical well-being, while honest relationships with family or friends help when we want to talk to someone.

Finally, we should not hesitate to ask for the help of the expert if we feel that this can help us.

Hope, developing coping strategies in the face of stress and managing our emotions are essential skills that we must always cultivate.


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