The post ISO blues. I don't know if it's a real thing. I think it is. I mean I have it. I'm feeling it right now while I am typing this.
Everyone has spoken a lot about having the blues during isolation but, I haven't really heard anyone talk about what happens after isolation.
I am in Melbourne and whilst the other states weren't in lockdown as long as us I do wonder, if you are from another state... did you feel depressed, sad or blue when you came out of lockdown?
I have spoken with a few of my mates who are also in Melbourne and are going through the lockdown changes and I don't think I am making it up.
It may be the nerves and anxiety you're feeling about being in the out again. It could be the anxiety about how to socialise again. I know it sounds absurd, but its been so long!
For me, its been my inability to get motivated.
I know I need to do it, I just can't. In fact, I even things that I want to do, I just can't.
I'm so meh, blah, urgh!
I had so much time to eventually do things through lockdown (isolation). There was never really a rush to do any of it. It's not like I, or it, was going anywhere.
I could not shower for days, nobody on the outside would know. I could eventually get onto the dishes, when I run out of cleans ones to eat from. I could leave the leaning tower of clothes, because we were rarely wearing them.
You get the drift.
There was no timeframe, no deadline required because you were home. All day. Everyday.
Now, well now there is going to be timeframes and deadlines to work around. There already has been the last couple of weeks.
I need to get up at the same time EVERY day now. The kids need to get to school, clothed. Cleanly clothed, actually. Heck, I may even have to go into the office in the not so distant future.
That thought is overwhelming. It all is to be honest.
Are you feeling like you might have POST ISO BLUES?