Hey guys, I'm sure that like me you have been struggling to adjust to a 'new normal' and the news has been terrible.
I was really feeling the anxiety and dread about a week ago and that I realized that I had nothing to look forward to. Normally I do in real life, even if it's small things like a certain meal, reaching a goal at work, seeing friends, making it to the weekend, watching a new episode of a weekly show, etc.
With the chaos of life almost all of those things went away, I couldn't go to my favorite restaurant and the food at the store was limited, I was staying inside and not working, so those other two didn't matter either. Some of my weekly shows were on break or put on hold.
Then I realized that I should have small things that I'm looking forward to.
Last week my list looked like this:
Voltra Community Discussion
New One Piece episode on Saturday
New Season of Fruits Basket in April
And on Saturday my husband and I got delivery from a local curry restaurant. It was the first time in weeks that I had a non-homecooked meal. (Since my wedding anniversary actually). I have been in touch over FaceTime or text with my friends and family.
Monday March 23rd, starts my third week of 'sheltering in place' being an 'artist in residence'. I feel like I'm handling it a lot better. I also decided to only look at the news once or twice a day, and I'm making sure I get a small walk in daily, cleaning or jumping jacks for exercise. We can get through this together.
This week my list looks like this:
Updating my island in ACNH
Voltra BJ game (I'm so excited for this)
Session with my therapist
The weather being nicer!
My husband's homemade curry
Catching up on the One Piece Manga