Top Reads Of The Week: Attention: Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

Top Reads Of The Week: Attention: Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

For those who have or are living in countries where there are long and cold winter days, you should be familiar with the term ‘Cabin Fever’ or ‘Seasonal Affective Disorder’ where one will spend long periods of their time cooped up at a certain location with not many activities to do. But now, with the whole epoch of the new normal and work-from-home (WFH), many are experiencing symptoms of cabin fever, from young children to working professionals!

If this is the first time you’ve heard of it, the best example of a situation explained in a movie is Stanley Kubrick’s phenomenal horror flick, The Shining. But hopefully, none of us will experience it to that extent of course.

Although it is not an actual syndrome or a psychological disorder, the thought of isolation, and being away from what we are used to, is taking a toll on the well-being of many. And even when we head outside for a meeting or to have catch-up lunch and drinks with friends, social distancing rules are still in order, contributing to the burden at the back of our minds.

So, what are the symptoms of this cabin fever we are discussing, and how can we cope with it? Read on to find out more.

Cabin Fever Symptoms and Coping Skills

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Anxiety and a loss of motivation are normal when times are uncertain, but what happens if one were to go through this in a prolonged period? We all expected the current situation to be drastic and thought that maybe working away from the usual working space might be fun in the beginning. But when it extended to almost the end of 2020 and the end of the tunnel is still nowhere in sight, it can become quite worrying. Here are ways to cope with this phenomenon and work our way through the symptoms.

Is Your Creativity Suffering from Cabin Fever?

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When our creativity and productivity are in jeopardy, that’s when we know it’s time to take action! Being professionals, it is vital for us to always be on our peak performance to get the best results for our hard work, and we wouldn’t want to settle for anything less. Tunnel vision, burnout, and lazy thinking are tell-tale signs we’ve been bitten by the cabin fever bug, and thus, it’s time to kick up our gears and get into the driver seat.

Beat Cabin Fever With These 7 Home Improvement Projects

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Here in Singapore, we are privileged to be able to go out and get our work done in offices and shared working spaces (with imposed limits, of course). But for those who are still permanently stuck in their humble abodes, this article will do you wonders! Have a read on these interesting home improvement projects you can embark on to enhance your WFH experience and, at the same time, beat cabin fever.

Bonus!

Workin’ From Home | Funny Song Parody of Bon Jovi |

Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom with cabin fever. Take time and watch this week’s bonus video. It’s a parody of the all-time Bon Jovi classic with a WFH twist, sure to bring you laughs and by all means, feel free to sing along!

Have a great weekend, and remember, don’t let yourself come down with cabin fever! Take care, everyone!

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