Managing lockdown fatigue

No one thought when the pandemic hit Australia in January, that months later, many of us would still be dealing with its fallout.

The restrictions for those living and working in areas where the number of COVID cases are higher have caused psychological, physical, and emotional effects, including physical and mental exhaustion. However, this fatigue can
also be experienced by people in states or regions where there are no or very few positive cases of COVID, and where the long-term restrictions, such as border closures, have had a significant impact on their personal and work-related freedoms.

This information sheet from the Australian Psychological Society outlines what lockdown fatigue is, some of its causes, signs and symptoms, ideas to help you to manage it, and where to seek help if needed.

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