Mentally Stagnating in Covid-19

Mental health in Covid-19 seems to be at the bottom of the pile and needs to come to the top. Mental health has been made more apparent in Covid-19 and for many of us it’s on the back-burner.

As a child, I was continually stuck in my head and wasn’t aware I was dealing with mental health issues. That became evident when as an adult, I was taken out of my comfort zone, a situation arose that I thought I could handle, I panicked and very quickly it became apparent that I couldn’t.

We mentally stagnate and become mentally stuck, when mental health takes a knock. Even though our everyday routines don’t always change, not everyone recognises how they mentally or emotionally feel. As a child I didn’t thrive, and I didn’t make headway.

There was always an unforeseen force holding me back, stopping me from edging forward. Mentally I was stuck. That was my mental health. When we’re dealing with mental health issues, it’s easy for us to feel emotionally suck, to spiral down and think and feel nothing.

Now in Covid-19, the world is open and we’re still dealing with the virus, life has moved on, the old life is gone, and we’re left with a new normal, a new normal that doesn’t resemble our old lives. That can cause mental health issues.

Mental health isn’t something you think about, until it gives you something to think about. Addressing mental health helps you get back on track; it makes you feel better about yourself, your life, your experiences, which means you’re better equipped to cope.

External factors don’t drive change, we have to. We need to want to change; we must want to and be the change. Yes, we can change our mindset, we can make things happen, we can take control. I chose to make things happen I chose to write about my emotions. We can talk about it, we can become proactive and take control.

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20 Sep, 2021

2 thoughts on “Mentally Stagnating in Covid-19

  1. It’s not surprising that living in the pandemic has affected those with pre-existing mental health conditions. Social isolation that we have experienced has harmed people’s mental and emotional wellbeing.

    But we can do things to help change how we feel and help us to cope during this crisis. We can do things to help our mental wellbeing.

    When the pandemic struck and spiked around the world, living through an international public health crisis, due to changes in our routines, our life and through lockdown, talking to others also, we’ve become stuck in our conscious, so it’s time we tapped into something that can help us.

    Your books and website are a fabulous source of help, guidance and inspiration and can help us change that, and I would recommend them to anyone.

    Also, I find replying to your blogs here, such a great help to express thoughts and feelings with others too.

    1. Thanks. Yes, I know what’s gone into the books, I know how they can help us come through this slump. Like you, I hope others will choose to buy my books.

      I agree with your thinking on how we have coped in Covid-19. Whilst there will be people have have coped better, none of us have endured a world pandemic before. It is important to be honest with ourselves and admit that we have struggled. Insomnia is also a ‘thing’ in the pandemic.

      Now 18 months in and we are doing better, but we have also lost loved ones to Covid. I have struggled and still continue to struggle mentally. I have lost my liberty now because the UK government have lifted restrictions.

      All their decisions have left us with mental struggles in one way or another over the last 18 months. It’s important to be honest.

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