Lockdown 2 is here for those of us living in England, but you won’t find us out clapping for carers, baking banana bread or manically scheduling social Zoom calls this time around. No, in this lockdown the general mood is a bit bleaker – we’re all dealing with lower energy levels, pessimism and a sense of ‘what’s the point?’
In this episode of How To Cope, psychotherapist Lucy Clyde and writer Becky Howard explore just why our coping mechanisms for the spring lockdown won’t work this time.
We talk about why we’re all still psychologically bruised and not fully recovered from the impacts of the first lockdown, and why our faith in being able to control the virus has been battered.
With all of us suffering from pandemic fatigue, an unsatisfying lack of visible results from our sacrifices and an utter intolerance for high-level b******t (hello, government), it’s time to bring out some new ways to look after our mental health.
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