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Yes, It’s A Real Thing! Experts Warn About “Quarantine Fatigue”

We have all (mostly) been cautious over the last few months with hand-washing, mask-wearing, and social distancing when it comes to coronavirus.

Now, as restrictions begin to lift across the country and summer weather approaching, experts are warning us about “Quarantine fatigue, ” and can “occur when people show low motivation or energy to comply with safety guidelines.”

“That fight or flight response that had people focusing on safety guidelines is wearing off,” Dr. Alok Patel told ABC7 News. “But we can’t let our guard down.”

The fatigue could lead to people relaxing their best practices from the peak of the pandemic. Any amount of slipping back into old habits can lead to spikes in COVID-19 cases.

If you’re having difficulties in battling fatigue, experts recommend you try to reduce your stress level with self-care. Exercise, cook a warm meal for yourself or try meditating.

Has quarantine fatigue gotten to you?

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