I’m sick and tired of life

There are many of us who feel sick and tired of our lives. The phrase sick and tired in the context of this post is an expression or a feeling of discouragement, dissatisfaction and frustration with several issues of concern in the journey of life. You become sick and tired of life, events, people and everything around you when your expectations, needs, goals, dreams etc are not achieved, appear worthless or fall short of your imagination.

The emotional responses to being sick and tired are anger, depression, fear, worry…….. The aim of this post is to offer a few suggestions that could shed some light in those dark areas of your life, which could result in motivating you, boosting your energy levels, point you in the direction of hope, inner peace and strength( physical/spiritual).

There are several events/things that could make you feel sick and tired of life such as:

  • Failure.
  • Broken Relationships.
  • Communication breakdown.
  • Increased workloads
  • Dealing with your weaknesses and insecurities.
  • Procrastination.
  • Fear.
  • Job Losses
  • The Media
  • Over analyzing events, situations or what’s been said.
  • Managing a family
  • The Economic Climate.
  • Financial responsibilities
  • Crime rate

The list is endless.

There isn’t a fixed method/routine for coping with undue pressures when you feel sick and tired of life issues, but here are a few practical suggestions:

Examine your life

In examining your lifestyle, there is a need to look at how you arrived at where you are currently, the experiences you’ve had in the past/present, your goals, aspirations, ambitions and most of all the difficulties encountered in the journey of life. You also need to understand the importance being realistic with your expectations, making a conscious decision not to create unnecessary pressure through several activities you are involved in and finally, dealing with the challenges that come your way.

Work on your attitude

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference” – Winston Churchill

Your attitude contributes to the level of success attained. It also makes a difference or improves the way you work, manage your time, communicate, build relationships and deal with the issues of life. Your attitude determines how you respond to challenges, whether you rise or fall, what experience can be gained from living a life filled with purpose. A positive attitude enhances optimism, helps you manage worries and conditions your thoughts. Developing a positive attitude is a post on it’s own but a brief summary of its benefits are as follows:

  • It aids your success.
  • It creates a level of inspiration and motivation.
  • It allows you overcome various difficulties.
  • It helps you in achieving your goals.
  • It allows you communicate effectively.

Express your frustrations

Sharing your experiences or difficulties with a network of trusted friends/family provides a form of relief when you feel sick and tired. Remember, there are several ways to resolve different issues and learning from the experiences of others could reduce stress levels and bring about happiness. Be around people you are accountable to, who won’t withhold any form of encouragement from you or keep you at arms length as you share your frustrations.

Regain control

There are a few instances, were you become sick and tired of life when you notice you don’t have any control of the situation at hand. You lose your mind, sleep, becomes anxious for everything. Things generally, just spiral out of control. Sometimes your level of frustration reduces the moment you figure out a way to gain control by being realistic, thoughtful, optimistic, collaborating with people and accepting the situation.

Rest

Form the habit of relaxing in order to reduce your levels of anxiety and worry. Your mind could wander into past events, causing sleepless nights, poor diets, frequent headaches, etc. In order to gain control of your emotions and combat the feeling of being sick and tired, wherever you find yourself, resting can’t be overlooked. Take time out to sleep properly, laze around, listen to music or have some form of leisure activity.

Look at your options

Learn to investigate or think deeply about the possible ways of resolving the problem  The more options you have for dealing with  negative situations, the less sick and tired you become.

Be strong and confident

Learning to handle difficulties in a matured manner equips you with the appropriate mindset to see things moving in a positive direction. You are able to deal with challenges this way because you refuse to allow pessimism cloud your thoughts. Being strong requires determination, decisiveness and the will power to keep your focus on the results you intend to achieve.

Seek Professional Help

Employing the services of a counsellor, coach, psychotherapist etc could be effective in dealing with the feeling of being sick and tired. If you sense the need for professional advice, do not hesitate to call or visit your local GP, professional counsellor or psychotherapist.

Do some stress relief activities

There are several stress relief activities you can perform such as:

  • Breathing
  • Exercises
  • Walking
  • Listening to music
  • Swimming
  • Having a coffee or lunch break.

These and a lot more are several ways of dealing with the feeling of being sick and tired.

I look forward to your comments and suggestions.

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43 Comments

William R. Taylor, M.D.

about 5 years ago

Wise advice!

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Ayo Olaniyan

about 5 years ago

Thanks for stopping by william

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Catherine

about 5 years ago

I believe that when you're sick and tired of life you have to act. Which is what I did a while back. I wrote about my feelings to gain some clarity - that's what works for me. Then I did consecutive sessions of EFT during that day and that week to deal with the underlying emotional issues. When I was clear, I made a decision based on the circumstances, and acted on it immediately - with fantastic results. Fear is the stumbling block that prevents action. I had never experienced that sick and tired feeling before and it's extremely debilitating when we let it run on. We then sink into the muck of life. Cheers and thanks for the post.

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Ayo Olaniyan

about 5 years ago

Hello Catherine, Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments. I agree with the points raised namely: making a decision, acting on it immediately and finally dealing with fear. Take care of you

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Kenny Roger Moise

about 5 years ago

Have been unawaringly using some of the methods mentioned here. Great post :) really very helpful

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jumoke

about 5 years ago

thanks for those soothing words.more grease to your elbow.

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sean

about 5 years ago

iam sick of life nothin is happing for me i just want that stroke of luck to help me through my day but most days i want to wake up and put a gun to my head and sqeeze the trigger iam that fuck piss off :(

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EuroTired

about 5 years ago

Nice article. We all need reminding sometimes. The only thing is that people who get to the point of being sick and tired of life often only feel that way because they can't afford therapy or professional help, usually being jobless and in debt and all that. Life kicks some of us down. We have to be strong and get back up, and seek God.

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Ayo Olaniyan

about 5 years ago

Hi eurotired, how are you? i'm glad you enjoyed the article. it's true people cant afford therapy these days because they are in debt or out of jobs, but in some minor instances people could seek support from friends and family. sometimes what people want is a listening ear and in extreme or severe cases it's absolutely necessary they seek professional help. seeking God is one thing I will never rule out from the perspective of my christian faith because we ought to trust in him.

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liz

about 4 years ago

I am so sick of my life. I hate my job, I hate the people I work with, They are all back stabbers. I have been looking for a job for months now and nothing seems to be coming up for me. I am very depressed by this and really upset. I have a 3yr old son and so I can not be without work, Im a single mother with no help. I am struggling with my life and what it has become. Any time I need off work to take my son to the doctors or if I have to go myself the company I work for tells me I am not allowed to make this time up, not allowed to take this time off unpaid so I have to use up my holiday days. So sick and tired! I need help, I am on the edge of a mega break down.

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Lee

about 3 years ago

Hi, I too am a single working mother of a 7 year old son, yes it is extremely frustrating, and stressfull and depressing and tiring lol, my son is going through a cheeky, and verbally aggressive phase, which ends up with us arguing, him having tantrums and us both crying, sometimes i just want to walk out the door and keep walking, sometimes i want to end it all, but where would that leave him. I dont know if i am stressed or depressed. Of course we cant go out at night to do classes or meet friends, as we have responsibilities at home, so we sit and go over what has happend and get lonley and down. I dont know what to suggest, i am looking for answers too, but i dont think there are any clear answers, i think we just have to cry till we feel better and carry on. I hope you are ok. x

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Don

about 4 years ago

Is there anyone out there that can tell me? I dont want JESUS people. I want to talk to someone. I have no one to talk to. I get all teared up every minute of the day. I am typing in hopes to find someone to talk to. I am on the edge. I have no friends. I am in this small town in WI and people wont let me in. I dont understand why people are like this here. I smile everyday (act) and try to be positive and then there are the people here that are closed. I go home every night after work and sit there in my place and try to be happy. I feel as though the only people that I relate to are the Chef's on Food Network. I am rambling. I am sorry.

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tim

about 3 years ago

i know where u are coming from ,im in a small town in tennessee and have no friend either,u can write me if you like

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Barbara

about 3 years ago

I know what you mean. I've lived in the same city all my life, but have no friends except a mentally-ill-and-won't-admit-it husband and a bizarrely manic 3-year-old son. If I wanted to change jobs and had to provide personal references, I'd be in trouble. I am very lonely. The only people I meet are holy-rollers (I work at a religious TV station), or people who just want to use me.

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Don

about 4 years ago

I used to love music. Not any more. I used to go out and mix with people. I used to really listen to others and help them out the best I could. Why doesn't anyone help me. I try to express my feelings to others, but they get turned off if I say a dark thing. My Mother always told me, "you are too good to people". Why cant I get someone to hug me and mean it? Why? I have not kissed someone or held their hand and leaned my head on a shoulders in many many years. I miss my dog. She was always my listener. Maybe I I die god may left me reach in heaven and ask if I could have my dog come to me and go sit on a cloud for eternity. Just me and her.

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Don

about 4 years ago

I am very tired of life. I work hard and it seems that I get nothing back. I thought I was a good person, paying my mortgage on time, paying my taxes, making sure that all bills are paid. I give to charity. I help others out if needed. But now they want to take my house for a reason I dont understand. How can Citi just change my status after years and bill me for thousands and threaten because they want escrow? How the fuck does this happen? Someone please tell me. I am buying a gun tomorrow and end my life. Who the fuck cares! I can't take this anymore. I went to the lawyers today and drew up my will. Tomorrow I go to a funeral home and buy a cremation. END IT...........END IT! I have not had sex since 2003 (maybe if what you call sex is getting a hand job). I thought I was a decent looking man, I guesss not. I must be the ugliest man. My dad used you tell me that I had no face. no profile. never amount to anything, fat slob. I weigh 220 - 6' and feel that still is not good enough. I cry every night. I am turning 50 in August and I dont understand what is going on any more. I just dont understand. Sad, just so fucking sad. Jesus cannot save me. Family is out of my life. I want to go away and never see anyone ever again. I want to punch some one.

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Tim

about 4 years ago

Thanks, this really helped me out. I'm very grateful for your help! Thank you. :)

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Benjamin Gheorghiu

about 4 years ago

There is no such thing as a good life...Death is the only blessing to this place..We all have to work like worker bees or slaves so we can pay bills..and that makes it so we can survive another day to wake up and do things we don't want to do so we can pay more bills..LIFE is the curse..I didn't ask to be born into this hell hole..I hope the human race would hurry up and die already..

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Aaron

about 3 years ago

I know where you are coming from man. I'm only a highschooler, but I feel like I've been through it all. I'm ready for this life to come to an end. I think I'll be ready in a week. It's nice to know someone out there feels the same. I can't find this GOD everyone speaks of. He isn't there. I've tried. So I guess after this............. theres nothing.

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Marcel

about 4 years ago

I hate life it sucs to be physical disabled for life no girlfriend never got laid in life before though you are 34 years old. Always frustrated and starts to hate people.

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Miss Anne Thrope

about 4 years ago

The British Government: Making life a little less worth living

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juan

about 3 years ago

I feel exsactly like a lot of you I am just tired of life I am always mad and angry at others when deep inside I am angry at myself and my situation I wish things were just a little different but there not and for some odd reason I can't grab my life by the horns and move .....I always thought I was here for something special but the more hours and days pass I stop believing that a little less.

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Steve

about 3 years ago

I'm also tired with life. For too many years I've been a workhorse; through school and college I've worked hard to get where I want to be, and I just can't get there. I've never given up; I've never wanted to. I just feel that my life has been so insular; so one dimensional that I'm sat here now with absolutely no way out. My family and friends support me through everything, but I can't bring myself to explain how I feel to them. And I can't take a second off, as doing so would make things worse. I don't know what to do, but I do know that I'm at my limit. I need a way out.

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Engib

about 3 years ago

I have tried to practise all these. Since i was little I've been angry at situations in life n wondering why and cos of that worked had to ensure that my future was better, but the more the worse thing turn out.. Now I ve just given up and accepted that things r beyond my control and that nothing n no one can help me. Not everyone is meant to be a success maybe I am one of them. I am deeply unhappy but I can even stop to think or else those with me will starve. So I just ve to keeping going day after day after day so that we can survive.. but i feel as though I am dead inside.

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tim

about 3 years ago

I dont know what to do,i am stuck in a hard place.within the last year i moved to the country to help my disabled brother who shortly passed away after a couple of weeks of me being here,i feel like i failed him.shortly after i started drinking heavy to get away from it all,and i got a DUI and lost my license,now im stuck in the country with no job,transportation,friends or a way to do anything,does anyone know of something to help me relocate?im a professional painter and am willing to work,i just have no means to do anything,please help.

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masoud

about 3 years ago

Monarch

about 3 years ago

Hi,the most important thing u should Do is to Stop drinking in my Book. then try to return back all Stuff behind u, u are rich because of your Skill, So try to employ it , it is time .

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Blue

about 3 years ago

I'm bored of life Not because it's hard living and stuff No it's because everyday is the same Nothing ever changes Everyday I go to school to see the same faces, the same classmates, The same teachers, the same routine every single day I'm 17 years old by the way but my birth certificate says I'm 15 Because my birth certificate was out two years after I was born And they never corrected it So right now I'm in last high school year and i won't be able To get a job or a driving license for that matter until 3 or 4 years have passed so basically when I'm over 22 years then I'll be able to get a decent job (22 years old in reality but in birth certificate it's 20 years old) Life sucks worse than hell Wish I can be in prison so I won't have to worry anymore about anything I'm an emotionless bastard who didn't feel anything when my own Brothers were tortured in front of me and died The next day I kept on laughing about how stupid it is to have emotions

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Luis

about 3 years ago

I can not say that i do not agree with most of you in this website. I am not in a better position myself... My life has not been easy either, It almost seams that i had failed at everything. From the outside does not appear to be a failure. But on the inside... Is full of hate, i am am tired of this system that we live in. But, i have hope that one day, something will change, i get up in the morning and i think that what i do today, will get me closer to that freedom i am looking for... You are not alone in this battle... there is a lot of us out there... I will keep my eye out for you. Luis.

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andymayor11

about 3 years ago

I don't want to repeat what there has already been said on this post. I think most people won't feel inspired by it anyway, even though it makes sense somehow. Maybe we should look at the big picture. Imaging you could fly way above the sky, even escape into space and then when you're far enough you turn back and look at the planet. The planet we are bound to it. You will see how small the planet really is in the whole of the universe. You will see 7 billion people rushing and struggling with their life, rich and poor, the strong and the week, the fortunate and the unfortunate. And then you realise how insignificant this planet hosting all of us really is. Just a speck in a vast void we call space. And then you forget about Jesus and Santa Clause, mothers day and all the bank holidays, taxes, bills, debts, diseases and illness. Oh! and don't forget about Hollywood and the wars across the globe, the stress to get a diploma or to get married. And all these things suddenly doesn't matter anymore to you, because you're out there in space, remember?, hovering in space without any concern for the things we take for granted. As if you have become immune to society, indifferent and out of touch. And when you remember that when your time is up, since we all must die sometime, you realise you've got nothing to lose. I mean nothing really matters anymore. Since we are all doomed to end one day, rich and poor, healthy and the unhealthy. All of us. Now that you have reached to this point, a point were things seem pointless, you realise that since you have got nothing to loose, why not go out there and live this f..king live to the fullest. Without shame, with disregard for what others may think of you. Ultimately, we are all dead men after all. So why not die trying, instead of giving up the only shot you got, since there's no evidence that there will be an afterlife, a second chance, but this one! If your mother bothers you, to hell with her, if the government bothers you, to hell with her, if religion and social control bothers, to hell with them. Make yourself your own island (even if it's imaginary) and live your dream. In this way, at least when time is up, you can say at least I have tried!

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TS

about 3 years ago

Thank you for this down to earth advice.. made me feel a lot better

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G.Williams

about 3 years ago

Thanks for the advices I hope that they would work

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anonymous11

about 3 years ago

I gotta say this really helped me and i hope it really helped other people too. It made me realized that im not the only one with this kind of problems. In my case my biggest problem in life is insecurity. It's hard for me to be confident, i doubt of myself in almost everything i do, everything stresses me out absolutely everything, i always have these fear of doing something wrong or making a mistake because of my insecurity. I also have gotten severe anxiety attacks to the point i think im going nuts. It's really frustrating because the fear blocks me, it fills my mind with negative thoughts, sometimes i try to understand how this had come so far, recently it has gotten worst and worst, i've stopped doing my hobbies and i practically don't do nothing the whole day. Even the smallest problem can seem like a huge tsunami for me. i spend almost all of the time thinking and thinking in all the issues of life and time goes by and is just horrible i can't enjoy anything nor concentrate on anything my mind keeps running wild sometimes i even hit my head to see if it helps because of the desperation. It makes me unhappy and miserable, sometimes i just wanna relax and enjoy life but my mind keeps bugging me and the fear and all the negative thoughts disturb me. I just spend at least 5 minutes of the day relax, and i don't understand because im a teenager with just few responsibilities but still i get stress for everything. I know that sometimes im overreacting for some issues but i just can't help getting worried. I just hope it ends and pray to God!

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Beck

about 3 years ago

Well there is always comfort in reading others pain and I genuinely wanted to say something for positive thinking and I like the outer space advice. . We must do what works for us as we cannot please everybody, and trying to will bring you right down. I am not as bad as I once felt but recently I have become very frustrated with life.. The saddest thing I have noticed is my lack of compassìon. . And mainly for those closest to me. I just feel angry and want to run away especially from my 11 going on 15 year old daughter. I do feel i have failed her and selfishly brought her into the world. But am working on my attitude. Just feel most of the time .tired of this place. Let's hope we all can find the answer.

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jonny

about 3 years ago

I'm 29 years old/m/single. I work as a salesman, I lived in my parent house. They already splitted up. So now I'm with my father and brother. My father work as a mechanic, running speedboat workshop. My brother now is 25, and assist him now. He just got accident with his eye. And forced to drop his college study. I don't feel happy with my life. I just separated with my girlfriend. She didn't want to make a commitment to get marry with me. In fact, we are different religion. That's one of many obstacles that break our relationship. I run my routine days with sick heart. Negative thoughts always cross over my mind, why I have to live any longer. Just do suicide and I don't have to get misery and suffer a lot pain. But somehow I think, if I commit it, my soul will be throw to hell. I will get nonstop tortures. And my soul will be tortured and suffered forever there. Everynight I cry, because my heart is hurt. in my life, I always try to do good things. I don't hurt people, stealing others things, get drunk, involved in porn things etc. But somehow I got an unlucky life. Compare with my friends and other people, they are so prosperous, rich, and run happy life. It is fair? I feel jealous with them. So what am I doing now? Just keep going, keep persistent, try to survive, and keep running this life. Everyday I pray to my King Jesus Christ. I ask for abundant money, new house for myself, prospective job, and a girl who want to marry with me, and blessings for my family in all aspects. I believe, one day, God will grand all my prayers. God's time is different with our time. Somehow, His way is beautiful.

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Elsie Harripersad

about 3 years ago

I am so tired of life. My Daughter is in the middle of a custody/access battle and the lawyer has already charged us $13,000. She only met my daughter once, This lawyer encourages phone calls and e-mails and is never able to meet my daughter after hours (it is Year-end) and my daughter is afraid of losing her job. My husand knows everything. His idea of communicating is talking very loud. He never listens to anyone. No one understands and I cannot try suicide because if it does not work I will bring shame to my kids ( I have 2 grown children) Also if it does work they will not be able to get insurance. This legal issue is too heavy a burden - A child's lawyer was appointed. On and On and On. Not sure how long I can last. I am going mad! My daughter's ex was abusive and no one believes her. Now he cries when he talks to the investigators so they believe him. Anyone can give me a shoulder to cry on?

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Brume

about 3 years ago

Guys, I've felt as u do... I dnt know much so all Im goin to say is that the world will never be an easy place to live in but we must always remember that it is the little things that make it all worth it: its the joy u get from takin a stroll on a cool breezy evening; the hug you share with a friend in need; the smile of your little child when he is happy; the gratitude in the eyes of the homeless man u shared your last bucks with; the companionship of a beloved pet; the taste of ur favourite drink or even just thoughts of something u really enjoyed (with gratitude for d opportunity to xperience it) that really count... Dont let the world as it is get under your skin... Its ok to be sad when things go wrong but even if you dnt have answers dont worry too much do your best and enjoy the rest. Dont place too much importance on others opinion of you or others definition of happiness nor efficiency- people will always have "their" opinions; When you are have reason to be sad be sad not depressed; when you have reason to smile permit yourself to laugh no matter how bad things are. Worrying never solves anything...Whatever you do dont forget this... The true value of your life is the lives of others you have touched and yes one other life is enough... May the days ahead be better... I wish u well

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William

about 3 years ago

Maybe we are supposed to be tired of our lives, most semi-intelligent people I know feel the same, pushing yourself to believe is inhuman. Ignorance is truly bliss.

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Aaron

about 3 years ago

I am tired of all the obstacles I have to face. I know that they probably aren't as bad as all of the rest of yours, but its just too much for me to handle. My parents got divorced when I was a freshman. I had to live with my mom and my little sister in South Dakota. My dad and older brother stayed in Oklahoma. I felt like I had to step up and be the man. I needed my older brother. I got beat up by 18 and 19 year old kids. I know if my brother was here that NEVER would have happened. I have to hold my own now. I go get drunk and use all kinds of different perscription drugs. I'm just tired of everything. I'm looking for a love that I won't ever find. The funny thing is............... I don't believe in anything anymore. And I put on this front at school and everywhere. I'm just tired. Don't be suprised if you here of another suicide. Thanks for hearing out my story when no one else would.

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Brume

about 2 years ago

Aaron, I'm sure its tough and sometimes you wish you just make all the stress go away and have a fresh start (I cant really say I know exactly how you feel) but I have learnt one thing in my 24years on thes streets... Happiness is a matter of perspective... We will always be confronted by adverse situations but if only we learn to shift our gaze to the things we are grateful for we will learn something very valuable... No matter how stressed our lives are we are equally just as blessed... I wish you well... Suicide is a waste of the gift of life please... It will increase the stress in your little sisters life, it may lay guilt on your brother and could shatter your mums heart... Cheers man... I know you can get through this... I just know

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Robin

about 2 years ago

I am tired of life. I can not get motivated and I have tried. I have been so successful at changing my attitude, being positive and not giving up. Now I can't find my way back there. I just want to cease. I can't seem to take the baby steps to get back on track. I am seeing a doctor, changed my meds and nothing helps. I just don't want to be here anymore. There seems to be no worthy reason to be here. I hate being married, my kids are not motivated and by not being motivated myself it hurts them. just can't cope.

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