If you have been feeling COVID fatigue, I have a few tips which I’ve personally found useful. Let me know what you think!
Is this the experience I’m looking for?
The next time someone invites you for a coffee (or some other type of commitment), ask yourself…
“Will this make me feel uplifted/energised or depleted/exhausted?”
Whether it is FOMO or just not wanting to disappoint someone, we find ourselves doing things we don't actually want to do. It might feel bad having to say no but your time and energy is precious and should be spent on something that’s worth your undivided attention.
And if there’s an experience you’re looking for that you haven’t found, I strongly recommend curating your own experience with like minded people either virtually or in groups, if applicable.
Learn something new
Like many people, I’ve been trying my hand at a few pandemic hobbies. I find it gives me something fresh and interesting to focus on especially when you find yourself occupied with lots of screen time. It also exercises different parts of your brain and gives you a new perspective when you are in a rut. Most of all, it's FUN!
Engaging your senses
For the parents who find themselves stretched very thin, the next time you are feeling overwhelmed by your kids and about to lose it, take a deep breath and focus your attention on the minutest of details you can see on your child. For example, focus on the colour of your child’s lashes. What colour are they? Do you notice shapes? Do you see the texture? This exercise brings us to the present as opposed to being caught up with the emotions.