I can’t lie. This week, I am feeling the grind. And I know that I am not the only one. No matter who I talk to, everyone is feeling some form of corona fatigue. Paired with winter fatigue, it can feel like a inexplicable weight.
I have been privileged in not being directly affected by the virus or its aftermath just yet. Plans needed to be canceled. Public authorities and insurances were not overflooded and not working properly. A couple of my friends and family have had symptoms and/or been diagnosed, but all with mild versions. And that was the worst of it. So not terrible from a personal standpoint.
Nevertheless, having to stay reasonable and limiting ourselves and putting our lifes on hold is taking its toll on me. Most of the time, I manage to focus on the positive and am grateful to be able to count my many blessings. But this week, I can’t fight the feelings of frustration and fatigue that I am experiencing. They are not to be reasoned with. For better or worse, that is not how feelings work.
I feel like I am in a slump. I am feeling low and aggrevated. Work, even though still slow, is not making it better. Wednesday’s emotional roller coaster due to the storming of the U.S. capitol only made it worse. I secretly long for a way of escaping life for a little bit. A little break from the madness of the last year. Time to refuel and breath a little lighter. A month of just doing nothing and not having to worry about anything. What a dream!
And while writing this, Avicii pops into my head. So yeah, in a perfect world, I would like to call also and be woken when we are (closer) back to normal. Until then, in this imperfect world, I will ride this wave out and wait for those easier days that are sure to come. I just hope that they come sooner than later.
How about you?
Are you experiencing corona fatigue?
Cover picture was taken on the Highline in Manhattan, New York (USA) in Feb 2020
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