Are you feeling tired, sluggish and unmotivated? Are you experiencing isolation brain fog and struggling to concentrate on anything right now?
Lockdowns have a significant effect on our mental health. Here in Melbourne, we’re going into our 6th lockdown and sometimes it can feel as if it’s never-ending.
I wanted to share with you some articles that I read about the impact that lockdowns have on our motivation, which may help to explain why you’re feeling the way you are. If your energy levels are low and you’re finding it hard to be productive, you are not alone. We are all on this journey together, even if we are in different boats.
I encourage you to listen to this episode to find some practical tips on how I deal with a lack of motivation by utilising a Covid routine and embarking on new projects. When you are ready, head over to my FREE masterclass on why your business marketing isn’t leading to sales Free Online Workshop – Emily Osmond.
TOPICS DISCUSSED AND WHERE TO FIND THEM:
[01:00]: My cycle definitely impacts on my energy levels throughout the month.
[01:52]: If you are feeling like you can’t be bothered, please know that it is very difficult right now in isolation, so please know that it is normal.
[02:12]: If your situation feels dire, please seek help.
[02:30]: Australian Psychological Society – Managing lockdown fatigue. Lockdown fatigue can feel like a short temper with outbursts and numerous negative emotions.
[04:17]: An interesting article in Mamamia regarding lack of concentration during the pandemic ‘’Isolation brain fog’: Why you’re struggling to concentrate on anything right now.”
[05:11]: Alexis Rockley is a psychology certified business coach and is present in the article and explains the symptoms as stress and not personal failures. It is a reflection of the time we are living in right now.
[06:25]: We can make plans but so often those plans can not be seen out. It is definitely tough.
[06:46]: There is an interesting article in the Age, by Betty Chetcuti (Hawthorne East psychologist and board member of the Australian Association of Psychologists) which recommends making a Covid routine and remembering that you are not alone.
[07:30]: I am going to do some gardening, puzzles, fiction novels, and give myself some projects (including cleaning and organisation).
[08:28]: We are all experiencing the pandemic a little bit differently. Remember that however you are experiencing it, you are valid and reach out for help if you need to.