Two Sylvias' Weekly Muse: March 19, 2023
Although it appears that the pandemic is largely over because the virus has morphed into less serious variants and most pandemic-related mandates have been lifted, mental health experts say that many of us will continue to deal with the psychological effects of having had our worlds turned upside down.
Author Katherine May was inspired to write a book about her state of mind when she realized how anxious, bored, and burned out she felt even after life had somewhat returned to normal. She believed she was emerging from the pandemic minus her usual joy and optimism about life. During lockdown, May had allowed many of the activities that brought her happiness to slip by the wayside—she was no longer taking regular walks, she wasn’t reading as many books, collecting rocks, nor enjoying a quick plunge in the ocean. May states, “There was nothing that made the world feel interesting to me. I felt like my head was kind of full and empty at the same time.”
One day, out of the bl…