Yes, I'm sure it was more difficult for some others than us. We were both essential workers but were capable of working 100% remotely. We were very fortunate that living 5 people in one garage with a camping shower was the worst we had to deal with.
For me and many people I know, it was a combination of young children and an unreasonable and demanding manager at work which combined to make the situation toxic. Either could have been dealt with on their own, but together they combined to make lockdown an absolute hell. Not so much the first one, where there was a lot of understanding and "kindness", but the final one in 2021 which was much longer - almost four months for Auckland. I quit my job during the final lockdown because of the situation I found myself in, and I was lucky to land on my feet. Others were not so lucky and were in much worse situations than me.
Yes even I think the last Auckland lockdown went on longer than really made sense.