Sick and tired. It has been one year, four months and 29 days since the lockdown. And it did not look like it’s going to be over soon. If you too, have been trying to stay afloat in this bizarre season in life, you can identify that lockdown fatigue is very real. I thought I could go through this. Well, yes initially. But after this long, I finally broke down and felt like I couldn’t go on anymore.
But go on, I must. And staying alive and staying inspired I will do.
Here are four things I’ve tried and tested which had kept me going. Let’s start with the best!
1) Create something
We are all creative beings. We create a wide variety of things – painting, music, poem, recipes, photographs, videos, dance…etc. This is the best discovery I had this season. It really helped me beat the awful lockdown fatigue and also brought me a sense of accomplishment that I never know I needed. I did some drawings for my friends and I made donuts from scratch! *clap clap* So, go have fun!
2) Have small goal(s) daily and weekly
This is a trick I adopted with my husband recently. And I’m happy to say it works very well for us. Other than keeping myself occupied every day, but it also give me a sense of excitement – that I have something to look forward each week. This can be as simple as baking a cake or finishing a book.
3) Stay connected to people
This is something new to me. I consider myself an introvert so it came as a surprise that I felt depressed not meeting people like I used to do during pre-pandemic days. I usually shy away from socializing when I don’t feel good. But it has proven to me, time after time, that I really feel better and encouraged when I take some time out to chat with someone.
4) Exercise & eat healthy
Lastly, back to basic. It might sound cliché but keep your body moving is a sure way to keep you alive. And I don’t only mean physically alive, but also mentally and emotionally alive. When I feel so tired of all this lockdown nonsense, I spiral down into days of being dormant. It’s hard to bounce back to life if I was sluggish all the time. I know, it’s gonna be hard to bring myself up to do high kick or push-ups, so I started small. After being consistent for a few days, I started to feel better in my body and my mind.
I was also curious and wanted to test the theory that if you eat better, you feel better. I did not load up on junk food during the pandemic, but I didn’t eat well either – like lots of fruits and vege. I didn’t follow a strict diet. I just choose healthier alternatives whenever I want to eat – fruits over chips; peanut butter over Nutella; grilled chic over processed meat.
Have you try any of this tricks or have you try something else that works? Let me know in the comment section below👇 I would like to try them too! 😃
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