Pandemic Fatigue

It’s been a while since I shared what’s on my heart, and I feel like I’m in a bit of a slump, in general, in life. But we are all healthy and hanging in there!

I think pandemic fatigue has hit my household very hard, along with pretty much everyone else I talk to on a regular basis. I was chatting with a friend recently, and the fatigue is hitting harder now, than it did when we were isolated in March and April.

We think it’s because there are so much choices to be made right now. Things are open. People want to hang out. Grandparents want to see their grandbabies. We want to go out to eat and support our local restaurants. How do you know what level of risk you are willing to bear? How do you make those choices for yourself, and your family?

It is so dangerous right now, and scary. There’s still so much we don’t know. Theo is too young to wear a mask, so anytime he has to leave the house, he is unprotected and therefore we are not protecting the others around us. The older he gets, the more he wants to do, but the only time he’s left the house recently was to go to his 15 month well child visit. Thankfully, he doesn’t know any better. An exciting day for him is playing downstairs in the morning, and upstairs in the afternoon! Ha!

For everyone out there experiencing pandemic fatigue, wondering if you’re doing ‘enough’ to protect your family, and grieving your life before the pandemic: please know that you are not alone, and we will get through this together.

6 thoughts on “Pandemic Fatigue

  1. Louise Williams

    It certainly is difficult. There are only so many Netflix shows to watch before TV gets old and other activities that seemed to keep us somewhat entertained a year ago, have become more boring. Holding on to hope right now that the vaccine will help us all move forward before too long.

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  2. KP

    Thank you for your post. It truly has been trying times for so many of us. My family and I have tried to be creative during this pandemic to keep us from getting so bored. My girls at times still get bored. We are appreciated the following link. It gave such practical and helpful suggestions to help with pandemic fatigue. I hope you and your enjoy it as well. https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/peace-happiness/physical-mental-health/pandemic-fatigue/

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