Woke up feeling disheartened, hopeless, sad, and little annoyed :(
Hi everyone. I've been feeling quite low since last week and so I thought I'd share it with you all. Maybe I'm not the only one feeling like this 😶
I've been feeling like this since last Thursday. I woke up feeling disheartened, hopeless, sad, and little annoyed that we're not any closer to going back to the "normal" life we knew about a year ago. If anything, we're back to square one. I wasn't hoping for a miraculous turn of events in April 2020, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't hoping for a better state of affairs overall.
I live in Mumbai, India and the pandemic has really taken a turn for the worst over the past few months. Numbers and statistics related to people testing positive for COVID-19 and death rates have slowly turned into names of acquaintances and in some cases, have hit us a lot closer to home. I've been very fortunate in that I haven't lost anyone close to me but a lot of people who I know haven't been as fortunate. I can't help but constantly think about how difficult this must be for them and what they must be going through. 😔
There is some ray of hope of course, because a lot of people are simultaneously getting vaccinated but it's becoming increasingly difficult to consistently focus on this brighter side. I am also feeling quite frustrated at the blatant disregard for rules, restrictions, and precautions, even though we've all seen how bad this can and has become. It's led me to question whether society has what can be called collective empathy. 😓
Sorry about the rant but this is how I've been feeling. Any words of comfort/motivation are more than welcome. On the flipside, I'm sure I'm not the only one who is experiencing frustration and fatigue when it comes to the pandemic. How are you feeling? What is the situation like on your side of the world?