Are you feeling apathy, demotivation, mental tiredness which takes your strength away? Are you impatient with preventive measures? Don’t worry you aren’t strange, you are just suffering the pandemic fatigue.
This appearently weird word is the union of the English word pandemic and the French one fatigue.
A survey shows that the 60% of European people are suffering from it. So, maybe you are facing it even if you don’t know it.
Pandemic fatigue is dangerous because it often forces you to avoid following the prevention measures suggested by the administration to stop the coronavirus.
Do you know that an old book like the Bible could help you? Here can be found the teachings we may need in time of stress from coronavirus.
- “A true friend . . . is born for times of distress.”— Proverbs 17:17.
Keep the social distancing but stay connected with your family or friend with phone calls, video calls and chat. Tell your friends when you feel alone or when you are having a bad day, this can help you because they could be ready to help you!
- “[Make] the best use of your time.”— Ephesians 5:16.
Use your time to make activities you have not done for a long time. Reduce your to-do list!
- “Let all things take place . . . by arrangement.”— 1 Corinthians 14:40.
Have a regular routine like you had before the coronavirus spreading. Have regularly healthy food and do some sport.
- “The shrewd one sees the danger and conceals himself.”—Proverbs 22:3.
Always respect the rules and adapt your activities to the seasons.
- “Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you.”— James 4:8.
God can help you to keep going on. So read the Bible regularly, it can give you mental peace and useful suggestion like this ones.
If difficult situations drag us down we should find effective techniques for combating this condition. Sometimes, following the above pieces of advice may help you to feel better! 😊