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The real reason lockdown is exhausting
The disruption to our daily routines has left many of us in a spin. Having to decide how to live in lockdown, and with little guidance on the best way to do it, is mentally exhausting.

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Disruption Of Daily Habits

Disruption Of Daily Habits

The ongoing lockdown, happening in varying degrees across the world, has presented humanity with new challenges, testing their patience and making adherence increasingly difficult. It has l...

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Choices come with worry

In these times of confusion, when the best experts are clueless, the right choice is no longer a simple task but can require lots of effort.

Being without work also rob...

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Developed Habits

They unload our minds from our constant decision making, and provide us with ways to relax.

We have a finite amount of energy for solving the daily problems, as our attention is a r...

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Deteriorating Relations

The lack of natural communication and face-to-face interaction along with making most of the decisions in isolation has resulted in us being less empathetic or compassionate.

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