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18 November 2020

Our top tips for managing COVID fatigue.

At Leap in! we understand that going through the ups and downs of COVID-19 can be a challenge.

As we deal with daily concerns about health, restrictions to our normal activities and uncertainty about the future – it can start to feel overwhelming.

These ongoing stressors can have an impact on mental and physical health, and lead to a constant feeling of tiredness or weakness known as COVID fatigue.

The good news is that there are many things you can do to combat COVID fatigue and they are easy to incorporate into your everyday life.

We’ve put together some suggestions to help you manage COVID fatigue and maintain your wellbeing.

Eat nutritious foods.

Do your best to maintain a balanced diet and fill up on whole foods that are rich in nutrients like fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It’s also important to stay hydrated by drinking water regularly.

Get enough quality sleep.

Sleep is an important part of your overall health as it allows your body and mind to repair and recharge for another day. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep try to wake up and go to sleep at the same time each day and limit electronic use before you go to bed.

Be active.

Physical activity has a huge potential to improve our wellbeing so do your best to exercise every day. A short 10-minute walk can make you feel more alert, increase your energy and improve your mood.

Practice mindfulness.

Practices like yoga and meditation that shift your focus inward can help calm your mind, reduce your stress and feel more centred. Sign up for a class or search for free videos online.

Make time for the things that bring you joy!

Try painting a picture, walking in nature, baking bread or playing a board game. Engaging in fun activities can help you stay in a positive and productive mindset.

Find a routine and stick to it.

Routines help us feel more productive and more in control. Create a schedule to follow each day that includes good habits like getting dressed, making your bed and exercising.

Focus on the facts.

Whether you’re watching television, scrolling on social media or reading the newspaper the constant stream of information can exhaust you. Choose news sources that focus on the facts and limit the amount of time you spend reading or watching the news.

Be aware of your emotions.

Try to focus on feelings of hope, gratitude, and happiness. Start a gratitude journal and write down something you’re grateful for each day. Watch a funny movie. If you’re feeling down speak with someone you trust – often that can be enough to make you feel better.

Keep in contact with the people you care about.

Keep in touch with your family, friends and the community. If you’re not able to catch up with people in person then schedule a video call using your computer or mobile device.

We are here to help. 

Call us on 1300 05 78 78 to have your questions answered or chat with us online via our website.

Further Reading

COVID-19 update: Masks, PPE and staying safe.

Helpful tips and resources for managing anxiety.

Emergency planning: All you need to know.