The cause of the condition I am calling Post Pandemic Stress Dusorder or PPSD is of course Covid 19. (See yesterday's post for symptoms). A highly contagious virus has swept the world with frightening speed. I think part of me is still in shock! It has changed our lives in ways we never could have imagined, and never would have wanted.
How have you reacted?
Someome said they went into 'neutral' which is probably a very useful strategy for coping, but a year is a long time to be in neutral. Another said she lived in her own head. It's possible to have too much time to think. I dampened my feelings a lot and that might be why I am feeling that I have lost my joie de vivre somewhat.
Books will be written about the subject. But not by me! Adam Grant's post in the New York Times describes 'Languishing' - a very apt word for how many are feeling. (Thank you Angela for that.)
Is there a treatment? A cure? That's what I am thinking about now....I am so eager to move on.
Tomorrow - my new project.