Social distancing and At-home orders have restricted our abilities to go to work and participate in other activities outside the home are under restriction, initial discomfort may quickly result in “cabin fever.”
It involves a range of negative emotions and distress related to restricted movement: irritability, boredom, some hopelessness and even, behaviorally, restlessness and difficulty concentrating. Our personality and temperament are major factors in how quickly you develop these kinds of emotions. If you’re more extroverted in nature and not used to being at home, you’re probably more prone to feeling this way.
Not everyone suffer from cabin fever. Not everyone will experience exactly the same symptoms, but many people report feeling intensely irritable or restless. Other commonly experienced effects are:
Sadness or depression
Lack of patience
Changes in weight
Inability to cope with stress