Streaming issues? Report here
nonn-show-picjpg nonn-show-picjpg
702 Music with Nonn Botha
14:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: This is Africa with Richard Nwamba
See full line-up
702 Music with Nonn Botha
14:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Lifestyle

[LISTEN] How to cope with caution fatigue as COVID-19 takes its toll on most

29 July 2020 3:23 PM
Tags:
COVID-19
coronavirus covid-19.
caution fatigue

Human potential and parenting expert Nikki Bush suggests ways to cope with the phenomenon.

Navigating COVID-19 may be taking its toll on most people and may lead to "caution fatigue".

Caution fatigue is a term coined by Jacqueline Gollan, an associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The term points to low motivation or energy to adhere to safety and hygiene regulations.

Human potential and parenting expert Nikki Bush explains.

It's really that we have been cautious and careful for how many hundreds of days now and it wears us down.

Nikki Bush, Human potential and parenting expert

...so all of us have gone into a sense of chronic stress and now that chronic stress is morphing into what is being called caution fatigue, so we might want to behave in ways we shouldn't - we don't want to adhere to the social distancing, we might forget to wash our hands when we come in from the shops....

Nikki Bush, Human potential and parenting expert

She suggests ways to cope through this time.

The key is firstly to be aware of how are you feeling and to check in with yourself on a regular basis....

Nikki Bush, Human potential and parenting expert

Some of the attendant emotions that we are feeling at the moment are things like frustration and irritation because we just can't get on with our lives in the way we would like to.... there is helplessness, feelings of depression,sadness and of course resistance.

Nikki Bush, Human potential and parenting expert

Getting outdoors, this is important. Movement, sunshine and space do wonders as a pick me up - whether it is taking your dog for a walk or going for a cycle.

Nikki Bush, Human potential and parenting expert

Eating well is part of being more healthy over this time and coping with caution fatigue.

Nikki Bush, Human potential and parenting expert

Maybe you are bored with your routine now and you need to level up again, you need to make a change to your routine.

Nikki Bush, Human potential and parenting expert

Mindfulness is really important, whether it is meditation...

Nikki Bush, Human potential and parenting expert

Click on the link below to hear more...


29 July 2020 3:23 PM
Tags:
COVID-19
coronavirus covid-19.
caution fatigue

More from Lifestyle

200810bob2gif

Bob Mabena to be laid to rest today

15 August 2020 8:09 AM

The icon, who passed away earlier this week, has been described as a giant in the media industry and the benchmark of radio.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

popps-4jpg

His #BlackInMyDay comedy show is now on ... but Popps says: 'I am a shy person'

14 August 2020 5:24 PM

Performer Mpho Modikoane says his stint as a call centre agent was not fun but "it prepares you for rejection".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

stress-black-man-papers-laptop-work-tax-fees-money-finance-woes-businessjpg123rf

Feel you've missed the money boat? Don't fall into the FOMO investment trap!

13 August 2020 8:43 PM

Bruce Whitfield and personal finance expert Warren Ingram get to grips with why perhaps you shouldn't, if you didn't...

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

landlord-gopng

Keen to buy a Cape Town landmark? Virtual ownership is yours with a new game

13 August 2020 7:57 PM

If you can't afford to buy a property, no matter. 'Landlord GO' allows you to become a tycoon in the Mother City, or elsewhere.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

joanne-josephjpg

702 bids farewell to Joanne Joseph

13 August 2020 5:25 PM

Station Manager Thabisile Mbete says Joanne has contributed to, and shaped, important social and political narratives in SA

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200810bob2gif

WATCH LIVE: Bob Mabena remembered at virtual memorial service

13 August 2020 3:19 PM

The broadcaster died earlier this week after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

microscope-385364-960-720jpg

[LISTEN] Highlighting the under-representation of women in science

13 August 2020 12:01 PM

UP associate professor of physics Mmantsae Moche Diale details the problem and shares more on her journey into physics.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

waiter jpg

'Some restaurants are holding on to waiters' tips to claw back their losses'

12 August 2020 7:53 PM

Yes, restaurants are struggling, but that doesn't make it ok to shortchange staff says Wendy Knowler on The Money Show.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Covid-19 workplace safety measures 123rf

Women can tackle workspace inequality without the victim mentality - Nikki Bush

12 August 2020 3:21 PM

Human potential and parenting expert believes both men and women need to be educated and empowered to change the status quo.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

lobolo-negotiationsjpg

Lobola: 'Traditions over the years managed to bring stability into our homes'

12 August 2020 12:27 PM

Clement Manyathela speaks to heritage consultant Mbuso Khoza to find out more about the consequences of not paying lobola.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward