[31.03.20] MARCH MADNESS
Due to a series of unfortunate events, we find ourselves somewhat ‘locked’ in our own homes. Because of COVID-19 we now find ourselves in isolation in hopes of ‘flattening the curve’ through social distancing. For the first two weeks it has been a struggle to find a new routine and resist laziness.
In those two weeks I was all the more obsessed over social media to check what is happening in my home country. I find myself endlessly scrolling through Facebook and twitter and see constant ranting because of the inefficiency of the government and ceaseless bickering due to differing political views. There’s a plethora of nonstop call outs here and there, magnified cancel culture of ignorant privileged people, mediocre tiktok videos, etc. It’s a heavily anxiety inducing shitshow to say the least. And at some point I took a step back from all the social media toxicity. Times like these its very easy to feel helpless because you feel like even if you donate or help in any way you can, it feels like its not enough. It’s easy to be swallowed by guilt for things that are in fact, out of your control. Shit like that is not cute for your mental health.
So in my usual form of therapy, I yet again wrote about my feelings. I can’t stress enough how writing on a journal on just about everything feels so therapeutic and calming. I also added some five minute stretches every morning and it really helps boost my mood for the day. Even if the day mostly consists of staring at my laptop. Also checking on family and catching up with friends always gets my spirits back. This home quarantine situation really can take its toll on you and right now it’s just about finding balance between staying positive (and productive) and acknowledging those negative feelings.
Hoping for better news ahead!