Are you feeling more tired than ever 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.
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I think that seeking help to manage these issues can be like getting a personal trainer for your fitness or a physio if you are injured. If you had neck or shoulder pain you wouldn't hesitate to give them a call.
If you're struggling with feelings of overwhelm, exhaustion, fatigue, malais, unhappiness and need to make a change, there's help available and you don't have to do it alone. Give us a call on 0477516777 to book in with one of our team, be it for therapy or hypnotherapy.
So, to summarise: Pandemic Fatigue is a thing. Be kind to yourself. Prioritise and don't try and do everything. And don't feel you've got to keep it to yourself.