Renovating a home is not for the faint hearted
Take it from one who knows!
But since the beginning of the Covid outbreak and the many” lock down’s” around the world, it just became harder.
You would think that one would have plenty of time in lock down to do all of those put off easy renovations, but the truth of the matter is that it is more difficult.
This is simply because it is harder to source materials and the cost of building has risen substantially since the onset of the virus.
New Zealand has had it pretty good compared to a lot of countries around the world though.
We are in another lock down with many cases in the community as I write this, but we have been lucky in some respects.
Lock down fatigue
It seems that New Zealanders are used to disasters and I think on the whole cope extremely well.
When I look at how my family in Australia are coping, I am also amazed.
They are home schooling, working from home and are renovating at the same time. What a combination of stress.
Yesterday though, as I laughed with my 2 granddaughters – one in Sydney and one in NZ during a combined”kids messenger” call where they pranked me, I realised how resilient children are.
It is heartwarming to see my grandchildren coping so incredibly well, but it must be difficult for many families who are living in challenging environments.
Dealing with lock down fatigue
Recognising that you are not coping is often quite difficult for most of us. Missing family and friends, or worrying about a family member who is not well can be challenging.
Just waiting for the Covid daily updates and information overload can cause stress too.
So managing our lockdown fatigue is really important. Read more here
Things to look forward to in the hopefully not too distant future
Perhaps one way to deal with lockdown fatigue is to make a list of some of things that we could look forward to.
- Connecting with others again
- Planning a BBQ or a picnic
- Movies or Shows
- Sport or Gym
- Travel overseas
- Going on holiday
- Reuniting with overseas family again
“Gratitude is the best medicine – it heals your mind, your body and your spirit and attracts more things to be grateful for!”
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