Where I live in San Diego, we just started 3 more weeks of lockdown. That's after 8 months of mostly locked down, with a few windows of opportunity when we could at least gather outside. So I looked up an article I found when this all began that has helped me cope. I hope it will benefit you as well.
From my April 2020 post:
Do you have Zoom fatigue?
Last week, I hit a wall after a long staff meeting with 9 people in little squares on my computer screen. I felt anxious, overloaded with work, and the next morning I had a visual migraine. It's a disturbance of vision without a headache, but I felt queasy all day. Then I read this article by Curt Thompson, MD that helped me understand what was going on. Here's a snippet of it - just click on READ MORE, below, to see the entire helpful piece.
"A Body of Work" April 15, 2020 by Curt Thompson, MD
By now, most of us have noticed. And either we or someone we know is talking about it. Zoom fatigue. Irritability. No fever, cough or body aches necessary. Just the normal, run-of-the-mill symptoms of social distancing. And mostly, people are describing how much more exhausted they are at the end of their days compared to what their lives were like before three weeks ago. All of this highlights one element of what it truly means to be human that our encounter with the coronavirus has drawn our attention to: our bodies. READ MORE
Here are some suggestions from Dr. Thompson to help us get through this challenging time:
I would love to hear your thoughts on how you are managing your work life in this season, or even how you plan to celebrate holidays. Please comment!
I love helping people feel better and have more energy! In this blog I'll be sharing things I have found to help us all stay healthy in these crazy times we are living in.