In the coming weeks, CTN’s Neuropsychology Team will be sharing a series of posts to support the mental wellness of the children, youth and families we serve. We hope that these posts and additional resources will provide comfort and encouragement as we adjust to our new ways of working, interacting and going about our daily lives.
For many of us, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was like an adrenaline rush. Full of nervous energy, we shopped, baked and organized ourselves for what was coming. But here we are, months later: the adrenaline has worn off and the pandemic is still here.
Feelings like exhaustion, irritation and impatience are setting in. Isn’t it over already?
The big plans to lose weight, exercise daily and learning a new hobby may also be losing their appeal. The honeymoon is over.
This isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.
We have talked about balancing our energy budget from day to day, but those days have stretched into weeks and now months. It’s time to pace ourselves because we will likely be in this “new normal” for a while longer.
Ask yourself these questions to make sure that your expectations are sustainable for the long-term:
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