Maybe you’re tired of wearing a mask or just refusing to put one on or you don’t want to offend your friends by asking them to sit six feet away when you social distance.
Some are calling this “quarantine fatigue” or “caution fatigue.” Many people are tired of the precautions we need to take to avoid COVID-19.
A recent article in Fast Company magazine says – a sense of helplessness, an ongoing dread, a desire to simply give up—is not uncommon.” But cases of COVID-19 are on the rise and so are deaths from the virus. So if you want to stay healthy – being cautious is still required.
Ojibwe artist and elder Robert Desjarlait has survived a heart attack and two bouts with cancer. Chemo made him sick, cold, bald and tired. But he says, it was worth it.
“I felt I was being given a second change at life you know. The chemo was part of the price I had to pay for it. To me it has been worth it because it brought me back to my art,” said Desjarlait. He’s currently preparing an art show at AICHO gallery in Duluth featuring 29 of his paintings.
When Ojibwe elder Sharon Day decided to finally – really – quit smoking, she says she had to find a good reason.
“In 2000 the health department gave me a grant to work with youth to do smoking prevention so the day I signed the contract was the day I quit smoking because how could I work with kids ands tell them not to smoke if I was still smoking,” said Day.
So now as caution fatigue sets in – it might be the time to ask – What’s your reason to stay healthy?