Feeling Like Shit During the Pandemic

This one is going to be a bit different from most posts on this site. There will be no conceptual training talk. This is just about being a human as we go through this shitty time. And I think we have to acknowledge it is just that. Disclaimer: I am by no means a psychologist or pretend to play one on the internet. My background is purely physiology based, but I thought I would just offer my thoughts as a fellow human.


From a gym perspective we just found out that our opening date was pushed back yet again, and now we don't even have a scheduled date anymore. This was really hard for me, as part of what was getting me through what I thought was the end was knowing I would be able to go back to the gym in a short amount of time. But, that is no longer the case and I am not going to lie, this made me feel pretty terrible. I was in a very much depressive mood.


I say this because I know there are many other people out there feeling the same way. Being locked down inside your house is simply not good for humans. We are social animals. But, this rarely gets talked about on social media. We often see things that only tell us to stay positive. To find the silver lining in all of this. To look for the opportunities. Find a way to be productive. Etc, etc. While these thing can definitely be true, however, in a time like this when we are in a circumstance most of us have never experienced before, this attitude can be hard to call online. I also don't think most humans now a days do a great job at actually acknowledging their feelings. We are told to just feel better or to not talk about them at all.