What You Need to Know About Fighting COVID Fatigue

What You Need to Know About Fighting COVID Fatigue

First of all, please know that there are resources available from us to help fight COVID fatigue via in-person manual care (i.e. chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture and osteopathy) as well as online counselling, online naturopathic medicine and also online physiotherapy. If you need more information about any of these services please contact us at info@yellowgazeboclinic.com.

It’s very likely that you’re going through one of, if not THE hardest time of your life right now. This is not meant to sound dramatic because it’s clearly the truth. And as such you need to give yourself a break from the “normal” pressures one would otherwise feel were appropriate (and might even be too much pressure under any circumstances if we’re being truly honest with ourselves). Try some of these methods for giving yourself that break:

1. Limit Media. Gluing yourself to your phone or television and watching the news too much right now might increase your anxiety and/or depression more than you might realize. Especially living in North America where politics is playing a role in the COVID pandemic, we all need to make sure we’re not allowing the drama to guide our daily emotions. If you’re at all sensitive to others’ feelings, this can easily be a concern.

2. Hug Yourself. Literally and metaphorically, hug yourself everyday and also take a moment to check in on your physical health. Don’t take minor physical changes as too serious, but also remember to check in your body’s well-being. When we get too caught up in our minds we can forget how our bodies are feeling and this can lead to aches and pains that might get worse without a little attention.

3. Be Active. Exercise of course (and within reason), but also be active in terms of making your life busy enough. Too much work can be detrimental to your mental health, but if you’re the sort to keep holed-up and shying away from the world, learn to push yourself into action a little more. A “little” being the operative word here: even the smallest, most seemingly-meaningless action towards something, e.g. picking up your laptop and getting onto the page you need, might lead you to getting something done. And if that happens, pat yourself on the back because otherwise you might not have got even that much done.

4. Calm Your Mind Actively. Speaking of being active, do activities that can calm your mind, e.g. meditation (our online counsellors can likely help with that), gentle yoga, and even keeping a journal. Journaling can actually be very helpful with calming your mind when you set a minimum such as 15 minutes every day. And if you’re going to try this please allow yourself to journal freely - no one needs to ever read your journal and so you should give yourself this opportunity to express yourself in as free a way as possible.

5. Spread the Love. When you do talk to people on social media, in person or in any fashion, make an effort to be positive and caring. Even if you’re hurting inside and don’t feel the words yourself, “fake it until you make it.” That is, if you practice being kind to yourself and others enough, there’s a very good chance it will soon become second-nature and may help lift your mood a bit. And maybe if we all do this, our collective COVID fatigue will diminish as well. 

If you’d like some more information on how we can help your wrist pain, would like to book a free consultation or would like to go ahead and schedule an appointment at Yellow Gazebo, please give us a call at 416-909-2334, email us at info@yellowgazeboclinic.com, or use the online booking link below. We’ll be happy to help you get on your way to optimum health.

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