Tereza Okava wrote:We're headed into fall, and it is even more depressing. The fatigue of dealing with this situation (here it is at the worst it's been so far.... and it's been a year) is just so exhausting.
But, I put in my fall plants last week. I've gotten myself on an exercise schedule, which for my own mental health is absolutely necessary. Got a few crazy projects lined up (since on the weekend we are still in lockdown and have to stick around).
I would suggest seeing what you can do that will jump start a smile- if that means going and finding a sunny daffodil to put somewhere you see right when you look out the window, that might do it. Stick a few beans in a container on your windowsill just to see something hopeful and growing and remind you why you do this.
And last- look for a buddy! Sounds like your community garden thing is a lot of work. Can you team up with someone and you can motivate each other?
Kena said "I find myself struggling with the motivation to get my garden started this year.
Helen Butt wrote:Regarding the school, you’re a volunteer right? If so, you’re not obliged to pull out all the stops. Is there anyone else you can lean on here?
Lorinne Anderson wrote:Personally I do not understand Covid Fatigue - I love that I have a reason to stay home, stay away from civilization, shops etc. I love only going to town for medical appointments or groceries only. I love having an excuse to say "no". I love not having to explain the "why" of my preferences to not socialize. I love not wasting money because I don't go to town. I love being home to see the birds and critters prepare for spring. I love that there was no "flu season" because everyone wore masks, social distanced and/or stayed home. I love doing less laundry because I some days I don't bother to "dress". I find I am doing MORE as far as planting/garden planning than ever before...I do not wish this pandemic or the virus on anyone, but for me it has been a wonderful release from daily social demands and pressures.
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