The word place doesn’t always refer to a physical place sometimes it can also mean an emotional, psychological, or spiritual place.
Quarantine hasn’t just gotten us stuck in locations that we wouldn’t like to be in but also stuck with people that have lately been inflicting on us more pain than they would normally do.
If you feel like it resonates with you a little bit, let’s carry on!
1: You Feel Stressed
If we encounter ourselves in places or situations that aren’t really healthy to us it can make us feel stressed and even angry at times because we look for solutions that for most of us aren’t there during this moment.
One of the first things we think of doing when we’re in the middle of uncomfortable circumstances is to run away but as that hasn’t been possible, we can end up feeling trapped in our own homes.
2: Anxiety Is Higher
Because of the feeling of being trapped and not having control over simple things like the places we could run away to, it can lead us to have higher anxiety.
It’s like our hands are tied and there’s not much we can do to take us out of that suffering.
3: You Are Sad
Being incapable of protecting ourselves can be quite hard to deal with because it doesn’t matter our tries and the efforts that we make, we’re still stuck.
4: Lack Of Motivation
As we know our attempts to scape can’t be made and we have to deal with the fact that we are in fact stationed, motivation can be difficult to find. Also, when our boundaries aren’t firm enough and they are being disrespected by the ones that are around us it can make us feel like we’re swimming against the tide as if none of our attempts of preservation and defense have been paying off.
Having to endure such challenging times that no one was prepared for can require a lot of emotional and physical energy.
According to a Health Line article about fatigue, one of the causes of physical exhaustion are periods of emotional stress, boredom, grief, anxiety, depression, seasonal affective disorder, and many others.
While plenty of different emotions are going on at the same time and we’re all being forced to deal with them, our body is having to do much harder work than it’s used to. Because of that, we can feel more tired oftentimes.
If you’re somebody who’s going through that right now and needs help or knows somebody who does, please don’t forget to reach out for help, there’s so many communities and free helplines online that are ready to welcome you. Give it a try!