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Lockdown Blues

This could be the name of a song that millions have been writing for the best part of 12 months now. We've been doing a grand job of supporting each other but I've been sensing a feeling of lockdown fatigue. Then today a friend of mine posts the following on Instagram.

This sums up perfectly what I've been feeling, it's been getting more and more difficult. This latest lockdown has proven to be the most challenging. Short, cold, wet days underpin Zoom fatigue and screen overload, the effects of which can be felt through lethargy, broken sleep, poor concentration, among other physical symptoms.

Last week I posted thanks to my Yogi's stating that I'd needed to teach them probably more than they had needed to be taught, it's been a real life-saver delivering classes over Zoom. We've had to resort to messages via social media to ask questions and take requests, but it's been working. I am ever grateful that I have the opportunity to teach yogis situated hundreds of miles apart, from Cornwall to Scarborough, something I couldn't do in class.

I am hopeful that tomorrows government announcement will report that our hard work has paid off and with it announce the easing of lockdown. The days are getting longer, it's getting warmer and the idea of being able to see friends again is up-lifting.

It's been tough going, but pride yourself on how well you've handled it.

I am grateful for everyone who has listened when I have talked about how hard this has been, usually during my yoga classes, and I hope that we have found commonality in our journey.

Look after yourselves, look after each other and yell if you want to talk.

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