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Are you suffering from coronavirus fatigue? If so, what do you try to do each day to deal with it?

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Stay away from the hysterical media.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

The only fatigue with this pandemic i have to deal with are the news repeatedly saying the same stuff over and over, it tends to wear down one's threat perception. I just minimize my exposure to news and get on with my life as usual. If this pandemic has taught my something important, that is to find pleasure in the simplest of things.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

I stay in bed, under the covers, shaking while listening to Barry Manilow music. Works for me.

Once every week or two, I take the car out for a drive around the block so the seals are lubricated. Seeing all the other people out acting normal, scares me.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Bringing the real corona fatigue to me are all those stupid attempts to handle the pandemic, without sense, effort and obviously less than any success. I can’t do much other about it than writing eye-opening comments again and again and wait for them being censored or thumbed down. That keeps me awake, finally. lol

4 ( +4 / -0 )

What fatigue? Ignore the news and a major source goes away. Taking sensible precautions is not fatiguing. I have everything I need here to keep my mind occupied, and when I need to exercise I just take the dog off across the fields for an hour or so. Now that’s social distancing, not 2 metres, more like 2 miles!

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Since April, yes. Just try to get out for a bit of exercise as much as possible and avoid reading too much into the numbers reported...

and I drink scotch.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

carpslidy

Traveling

going for dinner,

going drinking

going shopping

playing sports

, watching sports in stadium.

Basically living a normal life has done wonders for any coronavirus stress I may have had

Depends on where you are in the world. If there aren't any local cases, I'd be doing the same.

Alas, in my state, we've had 400K confirmed cases, 8500 confirmed deaths, 33K hospitalizations. That's with over 4M PCR/molecular tests performed.

My county has over 500 deaths in 28K+ confirmed cases.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Reminding myself that being tired of corona measures it is better than dying from it

3 ( +4 / -1 )

It's a long-haul. I consider this a chance to become stronger, by trying to drop my natural instinct to give in to the fatigue, due to being a member of a society where everything is wrapped up in 42 minutes (1 hour with commercials), or in a 2-hour movie, or even a 10-episode season. Instead, it's an extremely unique opportunity to learn discipline, adaptability, and living with indecision and uncertainty. It's a forced "slow down and smell the roses" situation that has allowed me significant more time with my family than I would have had otherwise. And I get more sleep now as well, due to living, working out, and working all from the same location. Now I spend that commuting time sleeping instead.

Sure, I miss many things about the way things were, but I'm glad they will definitely not be going back to exactly the way they were.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

We don't have any cases in our area. But I do worry at times about my family in Italy, UK, America.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

i come straight here to JT to remind me all is good with the world.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Wine. But definitely NOT beaujolais nouveau!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Collectively, it's affected our lives and families - where we come from & where we're at. I miss certain things/activities that were taken for granted. But I know that we'll come out of it, eventually.

Those who sought to downplay it, or selfishly promote their "rights" to infect others will have to deal with the consequences and their consciences in the years to come.

0 ( +6 / -6 )

It has had almost zero impact on my life. Before Covid, I washed my hands frequently, wore a mask when I had a cough, ate healthily etc.; the same as now.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Reminding myself that being tired of corona measures it is better than dying from it

Or surviving from it. Both people I know who have had it haven't really entirely recovered. There are lingering effects.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

carpslidyToday  07:49 am JST

Traveling

going for dinner,

going drinking

going shopping

playing sports

, watching sports in stadium.

Basically living a normal life has done wonders for any coronavirus stress I may have had

To paraphrase St Greta, how dare you! ;-)

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

Avoiding the fear mongering media and going out to bars, restaurants, hotels, sports games, parks, department stores, gyms, pools, BBQs... just enjoying myself as usual. So yeah, zero impact on me and those around me.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Bringing the real corona fatigue to me are all those stupid attempts to handle the pandemic, without sense, effort and obviously less than any success. I can’t do much other about it than writing eye-opening comments again and again and wait for them being censored or thumbed down. That keeps me awake, finally. lol

same

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Traveling

going for dinner,

going drinking

going shopping

playing sports

, watching sports in stadium.

Basically living a normal life has done wonders for any coronavirus stress I may have had

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

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