During times of high stress you might find yourself shut off from your emotions. This can be a good way to cope in the short term when you don’t have the psychological resources to manage at that particular time. For example, you may need to remain focused on your professional job, or aspects of your job may be distressing but unavoidable. You can also become detached if you feel emotionally overwhelmed, as this is your brain’s way of trying to survive the moment.
Things that can help
While this can be useful in certain situations, try to recognise if this is happening in other areas of your life as well. Be mindful of how you might be trying to cope with these feelings, such as use of alcohol. Speak to your colleagues for support if you feel able to.
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