More than a few people have been telling me that it feels as if they are dragging themselves through their day. These are not people who are particularly stressed or ill or having to cope with a Covid-induced family crisis. These are people who are just plain exhausted all the time and can’t make sense of it.
It’s essential not to under-estimate the impact that change can have on us both personally and collectively. The financial and emotional fallout across the globe from the Covid pandemic is terrifying enough, but this is set against the backdrop of climate change and the threat to human survival. It’s a lot to take on board and all of us are learning to deal with it in our own way.
However, most of us have little idea of how these events are triggering traumatic reactions which affect the way we can manage what’s going on. Those of us who have developed inner resilience will fare better than those who are sitting on unprocessed trauma, sometimes stretching back into childhood. Unprocessed trauma makes us feel much more vulnerable and exposed and therefore less able to deal with difficulties.Continue reading “How to help ourselves through the exhaustion of living through Covid”