I feel like a lot of people have put immense pressure on themselves to accomplish/achieve something big during this quarantine so they don’t “waste” time.
So many posts about how guilty they’ll feel if they don’t use this time to finally catch up on back-work, clean their house, organize, work, work, work.
Y'all need to remember that we’re experiencing a global crisis, and to some degree, I think arguably a global trauma.
Right now, everything is uncertain, the future is vague, and the world is scary. We are all already under so much unprecedented pressure. Pressure to provide for ourselves and others, to stay safe, to keep others safe, etc. etc.
The LAST thing we need is to set ultimatums for our schedules and punish ourselves for not writing a damn book or reorganzing the garage all with the weight of Global Pandemic Crisis weighing on our minds and lives.
The truth is, no one needs to get a damn thing done during all of this except what concerns public health and services.
You don’t need to clean the attic. You don’t need to reply to all of your emails.
If doing those things makes you feel better, great! Have fun! But if they’ve become a tool for guilting yourself into being miserably “productive” in these trying times,
Give yourself a break.