Published on Dec 4, 2020
This year there has been a variety of different types of fatigue and roadblocks. Zoom fatigue. Creative roadblocks. Staying on top of the ever-changing landscape of social media and in general, seemed exhausted some days- and it has led to a widespread emotional exhaustion that now has a name: “COVID fatigue.”
We want to share with you how BConnected has overcome 2020 burn out, and the practices we utilize to fight creative, zoom, and COVID fatigue.
Mindfulness is cultivating an awareness of the present moment. It can be as simple as stopping and focusing on the task at hand, or on the natural world around you, or on your own breathing. Redirecting your focus to the now helps remove anxiety about the future. Try making a mindfulness exercise out of journaling every day!
“Processing” is an essential part of fighting COVID-19 fatigue. Be sure to allow yourself to express your feelings and emotions. By sharing how we’re feeling — whether through talking, writing in a journal, or playing a musical instrument — we release the worry and stress that we’ve been holding in. Allow yourself to know that your feelings are valid.
Staying informed is important but inundating yourself with information can add to your COVID fatigue. Consider limiting yourself to a few trustworthy news sources, as well as how much time per day you spend consuming the news.
Use technology to stay in touch with friends and family while keeping a safe physical distance. Attend virtual Meetup meetings. Join groups online. Even though it may not be a substitute for the real thing, it’s more important than ever that we stay socially connected.
As the year is coming to end, be sure to set aside a few moments for yourself, and think back on a few silver-linings 2020 has brought.