Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family During Covid Fatigue (& A Giveaway)

So many of us are suffering from Covid Fatigue. Our bodies and minds have been put through the wringer. Worrying about our health, jobs, finances… It takes its toll.

I’m here to tell you- We don’t know when it’s going to end, but there are resources out there to help you. Don’t be proud. Take help that is offered, when you do, it can relieve some of the burden on your mind. 

I post a lot about different free and frugal opportunities to help my readers. When I talk to readers (I text and chat on FB messenger with a lot of y’all), I am frequently met with many of the same responses when I suggest that y’all take advantage of some of the opportunities I post. People feel bad about taking advantage of deals, offers, and freebies. 

I recommend that even if you feel like you aren’t “that bad off”, or that you know there are other people who “have it worse”, take advantage of free food events. Many times I have gone or driven a friend to events and the people sponsoring the events are so glad that SOMEONE has shown up, and because they have X number of items to give, but far fewer people show up.

If you feel like you aren’t in “enough” need, offer to drive people in your bubble, or grab food for t friends and coordinate a porch drop off. Most of them are sponsored or paid for by government entities, grants, or subsidies that are funded by our tax dollars. These resources may not have the ability to store or drive food to people who don’t have transportation. 

Helping others, even if it’s a porch drop off of produce can brighten your spirits. There are so many ways to release some of the heaviness that weighs on you. That heaviness is Covid Fatigue.

Here are a few ways I’ve tried to lessen the stress monster sitting on my chest:

Focus on what I can change. For me that’s making sure we are all clean and fed. That we get outside to play (socially distanced with masks), get fresh air, move our bodies, and get to bed at a decent time.

Work hard, but not to the point where I am burnt out. Tomorrow is another day. Laundry can wait to be put away, the carpet will still need to be vacuumed tomorrow.

Take time to contact friends. It’s hard to be without friends and family for so long. Message them on FB, text them, or pick up the phone. If you don’t have enough spoons for that, scroll through your social media of choice and like some of their statuses. 

Disconnect as needed.  Yeah, I know it’s the opposite of the above, but doomscrolling or constantly refreshing your social media feeds obsessively isn’t good for you. Leave your phone in the other room, or put it in do not disturb mode. 


One thing I have been using to help relax at night so I can get some peaceful sleep is I downloaded the NuCalm appNuCalm is the world’s only patented neuroscience technology clinically proven to resolve stress and improve sleep quality – without drugs. I’ve been using the Reboot for the past few nights, and it’s really helped me fall sleep and stay asleep. You can select whatever amount of time works for you, and you can even loop it if you want to enjoy the peace all night. The kids love NuCalm too. 

Giveaway Time: I’d love to hear about what you do to lessen your stress and battle Covid Fatigue. Leave a comment and I’ll choose one on 12/31/2020. The winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card- But there is one condition- You have to spend it on yourself! Something that sparks joy!

7 thoughts on “Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family During Covid Fatigue (& A Giveaway)

  1. MJ Moore (@butterflyrouge) December 23, 2020 / 12:29 pm

    I’d by a new electric toothbrush, and it would definitely spark joy! During Covid I’ve jumped on the houseplant bandwagon, and find that growing things really does help lower my stress.


  2. KV December 23, 2020 / 3:39 pm

    I like to dance.


  3. Christina Williams December 24, 2020 / 8:42 am

    One thing I do is try and get outside. Taking the kids on bike rides, sidewalk chalk, looking for bugs, walking, nature walks. Just breath in fresh air and absorb the sun. In the home, we play games, make silly videos, diffuse some oils and do yoga. When all else fails, I pray, and let go!


  4. Cassie Allen December 24, 2020 / 9:06 am

    To lessen my stress I try and talk to all the people important to me and see how they are doing. I also takes lots of walks in my neighborhood so I can get fresh air instead of being in the house all the time.


  5. Kimberly December 26, 2020 / 11:47 am

    I’ve been taking daily walks with my husband to get out of the house and get some fresh air. The change of scenery helps keep me sane. I try not to watch or read the news before I go to bed to keep my stress levels down. Baking and meditation have also been great for managing my stress.


  6. Stacey December 27, 2020 / 12:08 pm

    In attempt to lesson feeling claustrophobic and distress during Covid, I try to; find a flow that keeps my mind less focused quarantine, get outside, remember that the thing I can always control is my response, service to others (I’ve been shopping for an elderly neighbor each week and writing postcards to voters in swing states), let a lot go ( I’ve had to be less neurotic re cleaning with everyone home all the time), count my blessings each day, acknowledge my feelings even if I am blessed but feel like shit, play, and get enough sleep.


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