COVID-19 has been part of our everyday reality for most of 2020 and now well into 2021. If you are tired of constantly worrying about everything, you may be suffering from pandemic fatigue, and you are not alone. These tips won’t make COVID-19 go away but they may help you better handle the pandemic fatigue.
The effectiveness of our coping mechanisms may be wearing off, too, explains psychiatrist Jessica Gold, MD, MS. “Even if you had really effective coping skills [at the beginning], it has been a really long time, and sometimes those coping skills stop working,” she says.
We are living through unprecedented times filled with unprecedented stress, which means you might be having unprecedented difficulty managing your mental health. If you feel like you could benefit from professional help, consult with a professional or research for a therapist suitable for you.