Preventing Behaviourial Fatigue During The Pandemic
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During the recent pandemic, we are observing something similar in almost all households, where the emotional, physical and mental pressure is becoming too much to handle. In a nutshell, this kind of mental breakdown is what is now commonly known as ‘pandemic behavioural fatigue’. This pandemic behavioural fatigue is an aftermath of all the covid related cautions, news consumption and the discussions that dominate our daily lives.

SYMPTOMS OF PANDEMIC BEHAVIOURAL FATIGUE

Some of the most common signs of pandemic behavioural fatigue are sadness, helplessness, exhaustion, frustration, loneliness, demotivation, nervousness and irritability to name a few. This behavioural fatigue is serious and often has irreversible effects on the person’s physical and mental health.

TIPS TO AVOID THIS CONDITION

~ Get Your Facts Right

In this time of social media and on-demand news, it is easy to be swept away by the wave of information that hits us on a daily basis. While it is important to stay informed, too much of the news can lead to negativity that can culminate into fear and anxiety. By limiting your news intake to a specific time per day and mixing it up with factual and positive elements, you can prevent the anxiousness from brewing and tipping over your mental health.

~ Plan Your Financials

The pandemic has affected many jobs, businesses and household incomes. If you are among the lucky ones who still has a job or hasn’t undergone a major pay cut, then it is apt to use this time to plan your finances and have that extra money for the rainy days. By planning your finances effectively, you will be at top of your household economic condition and will have one less thing to worry about during this pandemic.

~ Set Boundaries/Rules

While working from home and taking up copious amounts of responsibilities, it is easy to drown in the pool of work and chores. Remote working has notoriously paved the way for non-paid overworking culture where people are unable to differentiate their work hours from their home hours. In order to salvage your mental health, you must set boundaries. You are entitled to take care of yourself and even if that means saying ‘no’, then so be it.

Source:
https://www.thehealthsite.com/news/covid-19-health-crisis-preventing-behaviourial-fatigue-during-the-pandemic-816872/
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