Performance-driven Self-Esteem As A Risk Factor For Servere Stress Problems

Today’s post is about the link between exhaustion and performance drive/performance driven self-esteem.

As pointed out earlier, there are many reasons why we humans, and perhaps particularly exhausted persons, easily become too active in everyday life. This can delay the healing process and prolong the suffering for the stress-injured.

One of these reasons is the brain’s inherent need for stimuli that drive the activity level since this makes us feel good, see previous posts.

Other reasons are our primary feelings such as curiosity and joy, which also make us active since these emotions have intrinsically rewarding effects, see the post of last week.

But there are also more personal reasons for over-activity such as the degree to which one is driven by the desire to perform. Many nowadays define themselves with what they do, which becomes particularly vulnerable when one cannot perform because of tiredness and exhaustion.

If self-esteem and identity are also closely associated with performance, the situation becomes even more vulnerable. There is a lot of research indicating that there is a connection between fatigue and performance-drive. More next week about what you can do then.

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