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Tara Haelle on the Elemental Medium blog has a great piece about why we feel awful as lockdown restrictions continue during the pandemic, because our surge capacity is depleted. Humans use mental and physical surge capacity to get through short term stressful survival situations. However, deploying these resources in a pandemic which is turning out to be far from short-term is leaving us empty. Hope is found in the acceptance of unambiguous loss and the complex nature of the situation, as well as building up your resilience bank account.