I kid you not, taking classes during COVID is saving my butt right now. Despite being out of work and having virus-related nerves, I have something with which I can completely engage and my days are moving much faster than I would have expected from being confined to my home. It's 8:54pm and I cannot figure out where this entire day went.
If you, like me, suffer from the throes of anxiety or find yourself catastrophizing in even the smallest of issues (me every time I am faced with a difficult parking situation...) then I implore you give yourself a little media checkup.
I strongly dislike this "social distancing" phrase that is thrown about everywhere as if we are all social pariahs due to this virus. We are indeed physically distanced, but we are not socially distanced. There is certainly a distinction between the two. We might be keeping our airspace clear during this time, but we are … Continue reading Coronatine Adventures – “Separate but Connected” (Sunday, March 29th)
Despite my best efforts I am still bombarded by thoughts about being trapped in this strange limbo for forever. In me this produces incessant sleepiness during the day and sleepless during the night. And also eating large amounts of calories that I'm not really hungry for - they just taste really really hit good and … Continue reading Coronatine Adventures – “Do the next right thing” (Friday, March 27th)
...is puzzles and sweet British films!
... is Dan Harris' 10% Happier Podcast!
Honestly, despite everything, it's been a really great day so far. The sun is shining and it's 90+ degrees outside. I've got my houseplants sunning on a ledge and a stack of chocolate chip cookies at my disposal. I've got smooth jazz in the background, my favorite candle beside me, and I can study for … Continue reading Coronatine Adventures – “The virtual doc visit. Say wut??” (Wednesday, March 25th)
I hope positivity will go a long way in all of this.
When I first started following the guidance of Dave Ramsey and began to stockpile cash for an emergency fund, I never imagined that the reason for dipping into said fund would be a killer pandemic sweeping through like a whirling dervish wreaking havoc on the lives of everyone.
When I workout at the Physical Therapy gym I get to look myself in the eye in a floor to ceiling mirror while doing some of the sequences. A couple weeks ago during a particularly difficult session, my mental strength was really starting to slip as my heart was pounding and sweat was dripping and I was getting just a tad bit dizzy from not breathing properly. In the mirror I could see my male PT (I have a female one I see as well) coming up behind me as I started to "cheat" more and more with each rep. I thought he would call me out instantly, but instead he dead eyed me in the mirror.