If you’re not feeling productive, that’s totally OK

As much of the country stays at home, chances are that some of your friends or family members have some newfound free time. It’s possible they’ve posted about baking bread.

But even if you too have free time, it might feel difficult to undertake learning a new language or instrument, or embark on that long-gestating screenplay. That is totally OK.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a clinical psychologist and author, explains that the coronavirus pandemic can be traumatic for many people. “We may be going through a lot of anxiety as well,” she tells Yahoo Life. “And therefore we may actually feel unproductive, feel uncreative, feel extremely uncertain and scared because we don't know what's happening.”