Let’s talk about languishing

Let’s talk about languishing

Since it began, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the mental health of many people throughout Australia. In addition to the obvious health concerns, everyday life has changed to varying degrees all across the country. Restrictions and lockdowns, particularly impactful in Victoria and more recently New South Wales and the ACT, are now common terms.

While many people are understandably struggling, there are plenty of others who aren’t, but who wouldn’t say they were thriving either. Those in this position don’t know how to describe it. If you’re one of these people, you’re not alone.

That feeling you can’t put into words does in fact have a name. It’s called languishing.

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