My Mental Health is Suffering in Lockdown

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And we are in week I don’t even know of lockdown. But it’s fair to say the lack of meaningful human interaction is starting to take it’s toll. I’m an introvert but even us introverts will start to crack if left alone with our thoughts for too long. I’m lucky I have access to social media and people to talk to virtually but I’m definitely starting to feel more low than usual.

My sleep schedule is non existent

I’ve started having anorexic thoughts again. Sometimes some really intense ones that have been hard to not give into.

My brain fog is worse and my ability to concentrate also worse.

There are things other people can do, which would help like they’re daily outdoor exercise which I’m not yet really well enough to do. Daily. (Although getting there)

I feel this social experiment COVID-19 has played on us leads to two questions being asked.

Will we have the mental health services and resources to help everyone after this?

Is there going to be more awareness of the fact that poor mental health in people with chronic illness is oftentimes secondary as a result of the isolation it causes?

I really hope so!

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “My Mental Health is Suffering in Lockdown

  1. geckojudo April 27, 2020 / 1:23 pm

    Very powerful post. Thank you for sharing. I, too, feel the madness getting hold of me by the scruff of the neck. It will end, though. It will. Eventually.

    • Spooonielivingfree April 28, 2020 / 2:08 pm

      Sorry your feeling the same. Absolutely, it will end eventually

  2. https://tamarakulish.com/ April 27, 2020 / 10:06 pm

    I’m an introvert, a recovered anorexic and a recovered abuse personality, which meant that my self perception was unhealthy and I worked to develop a healthy and positive outlook on myself and my life.

    I’ve been working from home during this time, as my doctor instructed me to do so due to a compromised immune system.

    Having a schedule is really important I have found! Keeping to a regular meal schedule, eating healthy foods, limiting alcohol intake (it’s a depressant), getting fresh air daily (keeping windows open and getting outside for walks, even if it’s around my apartment complex), limiting my news exposure are all important components to my mental health!

    I’m painting to prepare for a future exhibition, and will be starting to work on learning a new language so that I’ll be able to converse with more people in the future!

    Sending love and encouragement to you and your readers during this time! You can do this!!

    Peace, Tamara

    • Spooonielivingfree April 28, 2020 / 2:16 pm

      That’s a lot of really great advice. I’m really trying to keep busy with various things.

      • https://tamarakulish.com/ April 28, 2020 / 2:53 pm

        😊 sounds good! Being well takes work doesn’t it! Be well!

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