Many people are experiencing the loss of a sense of personal power and self-efficacy during this crisis. They have no control at a macro level (they cannot end the Pandemic) and may be feeling disempowered and mentally overwhelmed as a consequence.
Compassion in a Time of Coronavirus Crisis: How Therapists Can Help Clients Without Losing Themselves During the Pandemic
As I write this the world is in lockdown, held to existential, psycho-emotional and financial ransom by the Coronavirus Crisis. It would be abnormal for you not to be affected by what is happening, as no matter how aware or robust you are there are a myriad of ways in which you are being impacted. Polarised swings in emotions are common as you lose ground and find it again, you feel the flood of anxiety in your body but then enter a place of calm as your physiological state re-groups and re-calibrates to a secure normality, you catastrophise about possibilities but re-frame and find the mental overwhelm settles.