Why do I feel like I’m losing my mind? Why don’t I want to hang out with my friends anymore? Why do I feel like packing a bag and running away from life?
Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions? No, you’re not going crazy, but you may be experiencing another not-so-fun symptom of perimenopause known as burnout.
So What Exactly is Burnout?
Burnout is a feeling of complete exhaustion resulting from prolonged emotional, physical, or mental stress. Women are bombarded with many responsibilities, from work pressures to raising a family. As we try to keep on top of everything, we tend to put our self-care on the back burner, leaving us overwhelmed and drained.
How is Burnout Related to Perimenopause?
Anyone can experience burnout at any point in their life, but women 40ish and up are particularly susceptible due to our hormones, physiology, and responsibility load. It just so happens that as our hormones change, our kids turn into teenagers, and our parents get to that age where they need a lot more help. It sounds like the perfect breeding ground for burnout, right?
How Do I Know if I’m Experiencing Burnout?
Here are some signals your body might be sending to indicate that you’re on a path to burnout (or already there):
ARE YOU DRAINED?
- Feeling worn out emotionally or physically, even when “rested”
- Unrestful sleep or trouble sleeping
ARE YOU DISENGAGED?
- Feeling “numb”
- No interest in or actively avoiding activities and people you’d normally enjoy
- Feeling “meh” or a general loss of zest in life
- Tuning out or not being fully present and attentive, even with loved ones
ARE YOU LESS PRODUCTIVE?
- Running out of steam before finishing tasks or projects
- Working or doing tasks more slowly than usual
- Dropping balls such as missing deadlines, forgetting about meetings or regular duties
- Trouble thinking as clearly as usual
- Easily or frequently distracted
ARE YOU FEELING RESENTMENT OR SADNESS?
- Feeling unappreciated by others
- Feeling unusually impatient or short-tempered
- Getting teary or crying more quickly than usual
- Frequent “escape” fantasies of leaving your job, home, life
While no one person will feel all of these or feel them equally, feeling several of these signs over a period indicates you may be burning out.
How Do I Find Relief?
Since burnout builds up over time, it will take some time and effort to find relief. Here are a few things you can try:
- Get enough sleep; lack of sleep will only make the symptoms worse
- Exercise daily, even if it’s only just a quick walk around the block
- Try Yoga or meditation, anything to get your mind and body into a calm state
- Get help if needed. Talk to a therapist if you feel burnout is having a significant impact on your life
While lifestyle and boundary changes are essential in addressing burnout, sometimes it’s hard to find the energy just to get started. That’s where Wile can help.
Meet Burnout Relief
Wile Burnout Relief can help. It’s a potent herbal concentrate with clinically backed ingredients and no stimulants.
Just 1-2 droppers right under your tongue can help:
- Relieve physical signs of burnout
- Help you find the spark and re-energize in body and mind
- Regain your focus
- Boost stress resilience and tolerance
Life can be stressful, but there’s no reason you need to suffer. Shop now for Wile Burnout Relief. Then explore other supplements to help ease your perimenopause symptoms such as our Un-Anger and Un-Worry tinctures.
This article is intended for informational purposes and is not intended to replace a one-on-one medical consultation with a professional. Wile, Inc researches and shares information and advice from our own research and advisors. We encourage every woman to research, ask questions and speak to a trusted health care professional to make her own best decisions.