That Locked-down For Too Long feeling

It’s Easter this weekend. I live in the UK so I’m not surprised to see that that means temperatures are likely to drop and it will rain on most of the four days of the weekend Even so, there is blossom on the trees, the temperature reached 21C yesterday and the birds singing their hearts out to attract mates. My mood ought to be rising.

It isn’t.

I’m lethargic. I sleep too long and wake tired. I’ve stopped enjoying many of the things that used to give me pleasure and I can’t raise the energy to do the necessary but uninteresting tasks at all.

I know I’m not alone. I think lots of us have that Locked-Down For Too Long feeling. It’s the mental health equivalent the loss of muscle mass that comes from being bedridden.

Today I saw a version of this graphic on Twitter and thought, ‘Yep. That. Exactly that.’

For all of you out there who feel this way, I have three things to say:

IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT

IT WILL COME TO AN END

BE KIND TO YOURSELF. RELAX. TAKE A NAP. WAIT IT OUT

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