Hopefully the answer is not “none.”
It’s been a crazy week and who knows when things will settle out for us all.
Some changes have likely been forced upon you.
Maybe you’re being proactive about others.
And maybe you’re going stir-crazy because your company has everyone working from home and while that sounds good in theory, it can be tough to stay productive if you’re not used to the routine of working in your pajamas with only the cat for company.
This is certainly an unprecedented experience for us all. Nothing is normal right now.
If you’re feeling anxious and unsettled: It’s okay. Kinda normal, even.
If you’re feeling impatient and irritated that everyone has blown this thing out of proportion: That’s also an understandable reaction.
When things are so incredibly uncertain, and it feels like we have no control over what’s happening, then the anxiety level can go to extremes. You may not know why you want to eat a whole box of Krispy Kreme by yourself. But you do. Or you keep thinking about having a cigarette even though you stopped smoking two years ago.
These things happen when the world is out of control like it is right now.
Just be conscious of the decisions you’re making, and don’t be too hard on yourself if you are indulging in some unhealthy habits.
Many people aren’t going to the gym right now and all that pent-up energy is making them nuts.
We’re even nervous about hugging people we love.
Yeah, things are crazy.
There will be lots of binge-watching on Netflix this weekend because lots of us won’t have anything else to do. Let’s just hope the internet holds up and there’s no bizarre outage that hits right now. If that happened, people would likely totally lose it.
Take care of yourself. It’s okay to blow off steam with your beverage of choice or whatever your personal form of indulgence is. Just be careful about overdoing it. It’s easy to go off the deep end without realizing it in wacky times like this is.
The world feels like it’s coming to a halt here in the U.S. We’ll all have to see how this thing rides out.
If the anxiety is getting to you, call a friend, or if you’re really freaking out even if it seems like a nonsense thing to freak out about, it’s okay. Many health insurance companies are doing free telehealth sessions with doctors and therapists. Support is available. Or Text HOME to 741741 for Crisis TextLine.
Interesting times, interesting times.