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Pandemic Fatigue

Yes, I’m still here. It feels a bit like the movie Groundhog Day, doesn’t it? Each day feels the same as the day before. The only time I leave the house is to go to work a couple of days out of the week, to the grocery store, and for my daily walks with our dog, Kali. The days run together and even though we’ve been telling ourselves to hang in there, life will be back to normal soon, things just keep getting worse.

The energy surrounding most people is filled with anxiety and frustration. That has been my energy as well. Over the last several weeks, I’ve stopped meditating and eating healthy, I’ve lost focus, and I just feel sort of lost. I’m still working out regularly, but honestly I feel like I’m just going through the motions.

I feel like the pandemic has just taken over my mind and while I spent the first half of it focused on new goals and did a lot of self-care and self-introspection, lately I just don’t know what I’m doing.

I had last week off and we were supposed to go visit my parents in Branson, but we decided to cancel the trip because of the increased COVID risk. So I started a new workout program, which has rekindled my workout passion (yay!), but I ate and drank like I was in vacation mode all week (boo.) I read a lot. I watched a lot of TV. The weather here is colder, so the days of sitting outside in our backyard, enjoying warmth and sunshine, are over for a while. I’m sure that hasn’t helped my mood.

I have this next week off as well, so I’m planning on using that time to get back to working towards my fitness goals, meditating every day, and fueling my body with nourishing food instead of feeding my body junk and alcohol. I want to get back to blogging more. Writing on here helps me stay more accountable.

I plan to share my current workout program and the healthy meals I’m eating in the coming weeks. I hope you’ll find it helpful if you’re on the struggle bus right now. You’re not alone.

Before I sign off, I do want to express my extreme gratitude that so far, my family and I are healthy. Our oldest daughter had influenza-A this past week, but she has recovered and is feeling well again. A couple of friends have been diagnosed with COVID-19, but luckily are only experiencing mild symptoms. But my heart aches for those who have lost loved ones to this terrible virus and for those who are hospitalized and are seriously ill.

How about you? How are you coping these days? I hope you are healthy and safe!

May your glass always be full,

Tammy

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