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​ Maintaining hope during COVID fatigue

​ Maintaining hope during COVID fatigue

13 Mar 2021 by Ted Escobedo   2 min read
There are several signs of COVID fatigue say experts. One aspect is being excessively tired despite adequate rest. Additionally, if you have maintained isolation from loved ones, co-workers and people who you used to have bonds with, burnout and fatigue can make you feel like those things aren’t really worth it anymore. Perhaps the most noteworthy is a sense of ineffectiveness in life. According to Carl Lambert, MD, assistant professor of family medicine and director of the Family Medicine Leadership Program at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, he believes “Those three things make a really dangerous combination because it can make your fatigue turn to maladaptive behavior.”

With COVID-19 fatigue, “you’re tired in your soul—emotionally, psychologically, socially, spiritually, you are just tired and not motivated,” said Dr. Lambert. “To get out of that fatigue, maintain hope that things will get better.”

“That feeds into what's happening nowadays with the vaccine and all these other avenues that are providing hope,” he said. “If there's anything that you can do to maintain hope, that's really the way to go.”


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