Rebound: COVID fatigue

Posted at 10:27 PM, Jul 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 00:07:48-04

If you've been feeling frustrated or stressed about the pandemic, you're not alone.

Millions of people are experiencing what experts call "COVID fatigue."

It's the feeling most people are familiar with - burnout. The same kind you might feel at work or at home when you're a bit overwhelmed.

There are ways to manage the stress. Productive tasks like exercise or hobbies or even seeing a therapist online.

Also, break up your big tasks into smaller objectives. That way, you'll see small victories along the way.

Experts say your frame of mind is key to prevent burning out.

"It's a very uncomfortable experience for us as human beings to not have a plan, and not know how is this going to turn out- when is it going to end?" said Kaye Hermanson, a clinical psychologist at UC Davis Health. "The things that we need to do are be aware of our thinking. To say I'll control what I can control. I'll take it a minute at a time"

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