Nakakapagod din pala mag-stay sa bahay ‘no?

Sa una lang happy-happy kasi hindi ka na magco-commute papasok sa work pero when weeks turn into months and months turn into you-do-not-know-when…

Ang hirap, bes! Ang hirap na nakakulong ka na nga sa bahay, limited pa lahat ng galaw mo and nakaka-stress kasi you know na hindi na mababalik ‘yung dati. ‘Yung dating kayo.

Chos! Pero eng sheket ‘no?

You don’t know pero baka nakaka-experience ka na nang quarantine fatigue. This is when you’re just sick and tired of being quarantined and sa pagsunod sa mga safety protocols against COVID-19 that you let your guard down against it.

Hindi ka na ba nagdi-disinfect ng groceries and ‘yung mga pinamili mo sa Shopee? Hindi ka na kumakanta ng Happy Birthday song nang 2 beses habang naghuhugas ng kamay? Wapakels ka na sa social distancing kaya nung nag-GCQ nag-meet na kayo ng jowa mo kasi 3 months na kayong hindi nagkikita?

Sabi naman ni Austin Hall, MD in an article Quarantine Fatigue Is Real—Here’s How to Keep Up Social Distancing Anyway by Leah Groth of Health, “Quarantine fatigue is a completely reasonable response in the context of so much change and uncertainty.”

But that does not stop there, okay?

Kailangan ‘tong solusyonan because remember, we have not yet flattened the curve. Wala pa ngang cure or vaccine for COVID-19 kaya bawal pa rin ang petiks.

For now, here’s how to help you cope with quarantine fatigue.

1. Acknowledge na you’re not okay inside.

Hindi lang ikaw ang nakaka-experience ng quarantine fatigue. Everyone is new to this pandemic.

So, imbis na wapakels ka or trying to intentionally push aside the frustrations you feel, admit mo sa sarili mo na nahihirapan ka.

“Not only can this provide relief, but it also reduces the power these feelings may have over you,” Sara Lindberg, M.Ed explained in her article How to Cope With Quarantine Fatigue in Verywell Mind.

You can also try na i-kwento ‘to sa iba. Malay mo same pala kayo. Mas nakakagaan kaya sa feeling na malaman na hindi lang ikaw ‘yung nagsu-struggle nun.

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2. Plan. Plan. Plan.

Totoo na nakakawala na nang gana mag-plano when this pandemic happened pero hindi pa huli ang lahat.

Why not take this time to think through your life goals?

“Articulate three goals each in the personal, professional and spiritual areas of your life in the next year,” tip ni Paul Hokemeyer, PhD, in the same article by Health.

Magandang time din ‘to to reevaluate. What are the things in your life na need ng improvement? Skills you want upgrade? Mindsets you want to acquire? Traits na gusto mong ma-develop?

For sure, marami nang ipinapa-realize ang pandemic na ‘to sa ‘yo kaya don’t miss this opportunity para after nito mas ready ka nang lumaban sa buhay.

3. Set small goals.

So, meron ka nang goals for next year and nakapag-muni-muni ka na on the things that you need to improve. Siyempre naman isipin mo rin ‘yung present by setting manageable goals with short-term rewards.

“Identify something within your control that provides an immediate sense of accomplishment and purpose,” Sara said.

Sample, mag-general cleaning ng kuwarto mo this weekend, tulungan si mother maglaba or magluto, or paliguan ‘yung dog niyo.

“This immediate sense of accomplishment may offset the larger challenges,” says Dana Dorfman, Ph.D., in the same Verywell Mind article.

Before you close this article, okay lang ba na ipag-pray ka namin?

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