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Signs & Symptoms of Pandemic Fatigue

Signs & Symptoms of Pandemic Fatigue

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, the world has shifted into high alert. Safety measures were put in place, and we all did our best to adapt to our new circumstances. Terms like social-distancing and quarantine has become part of our everyday vernacular as we work towards limiting the spread of the virus. While we are seeing less cases in Alberta, we must continue to show resilience and incorporate health guidelines into our personal and professional lives. As we do so, we must also acknowledge and address what is now known as pandemic fatigue.

 

What is Pandemic Fatigue?

Pandemic fatigue is described as a state of exhaustion caused by the long-term effects of COVID-19 and the resulting emotional, behavioural and mental consequences.

Contributing Factors 

The experience of pandemic fatigue is a natural response to a prolonged public health crisis, particularly due to the severity and scale of the pandemic. The measures put in place are unprecedented with the impact on daily life, and the following can contribute to the experience of fatigue:

  • Social-distancing and feelings of isolation
  • Shutdowns and restrictions of activities
  • Uncertainty and anxiety about the future
  • Maintaining high level of awareness and vigilance
  • Loss of finances and job stability
  • Being inundated with pandemic information

Signs & Symptoms

We may not even be fully aware that the shift in our feelings and actions are the result of pandemic fatigue. Moreover, the prospect of new or further restrictions, as well as the colder shift in weather, can compound our experience of burnout. How everyone experiences pandemic fatigue may vary, but there are certain signs and symptoms to note, in order to maintain your wellness.

  • Chronic fatigue or tiredness
  • Loss of motivation and interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Irritability and frustration
  • Difficulty focusing and lack of concentration
  • Restlessness
  • Hopelessness about future
  • Lax behaviour in observing public health measures

If you or someone you know is experiencing pandemic fatigue and could use support, contact us today to speak with one of our Registered Psychologists or our Registered Social Worker.

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Post by Avery Morris, Registered Provisional Psychologist

 

Signs & Symptoms of Pandemic Fatigue

Since the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, the world has shifted into high alert. Safety measures were put in place, and we all did our best to adapt to our new circumstances. Terms like social-distancing and quarantine has become part of our everyday vernacular as we work towards limiting the spread of the virus. While we are seeing less cases in Alberta, we must continue to show resilience and incorporate health guidelines into our personal and professional lives. As we do so, we must also acknowledge and address what is now known as pandemic fatigue.

 

What is Pandemic Fatigue?

Pandemic fatigue is described as a state of exhaustion caused by the long-term effects of COVID-19 and the resulting emotional, behavioural and mental consequences.

Contributing Factors 

The experience of pandemic fatigue is a natural response to a prolonged public health crisis, particularly due to the severity and scale of the pandemic. The measures put in place are unprecedented with the impact on daily life, and the following can contribute to the experience of fatigue:

  • Social-distancing and feelings of isolation
  • Shutdowns and restrictions of activities
  • Uncertainty and anxiety about the future
  • Maintaining high level of awareness and vigilance
  • Loss of finances and job stability
  • Being inundated with pandemic information

Signs & Symptoms

We may not even be fully aware that the shift in our feelings and actions are the result of pandemic fatigue. Moreover, the prospect of new or further restrictions, as well as the colder shift in weather, can compound our experience of burnout. How everyone experiences pandemic fatigue may vary, but there are certain signs and symptoms to note, in order to maintain your wellness.

  • Chronic fatigue or tiredness
  • Loss of motivation and interest in previously enjoyed activities
  • Irritability and frustration
  • Difficulty focusing and lack of concentration
  • Restlessness
  • Hopelessness about future
  • Lax behaviour in observing public health measures

If you or someone you know is experiencing pandemic fatigue and could use support, contact us today to speak with one of our Registered Psychologists or our Registered Social Worker.

Image source

Post by Avery Morris, Registered Provisional Psychologist