We are all lockdown pros by now, having spent six months in lockdown 1.0, and now back in 2.0. But one thing that many are still struggling with is the doing-nothing-exhaustion.
Back in March, lockdown 1.0 came with the promise of much-needed rest. Saying farewell to our daily commutes, shelving our social plans and taking a time-out from the gym meant, we thought, a mental and physical reset.
So why are we all so tired in lockdown? We are literally doing nothing, but we’re exhausted.
It turns out there is actually a scientific explanation…
WHY IS DOING NOTHING SO EXHAUSTING?
Apparently, it’s totally normal for your energy levels to drop when you’re not doing anything. Dr Diana Gall, from Doctor 4 U, says the less you do, the more tired you feel and therefore the less you do, leading to a bit of a cycle.