Are you feeling more tired than you ever have before?
Are you feeling flat and done in?
It's certainly something that many, perhaps even the majority, of my clients are currently reporting.
They arrive with heightened stress, struggling to control drinking, other not-so-good habits, or feeling what they see as "unaccountably" down and worn out. Well, these feelings are not as "unaccountable" as what they may seem and there may be a really good explanation in fact: COVID exhaustion.
It's not just you. Many of us, myself included, are feeling it. And it's OK to feel it.
I'm not talking about the symptoms of the virus, though exhaustion can be one of them.
No, I'm talking about 'pandemic fatigue.' It's a form of emotional exhaustion, sometimes called 'burn out,' recognised by such respected authorities as the Mayo Clinic and the World Health Organisation.
Here's Some Tips That May Help: