Self-Quarantine and Stress
A couple of days ago, I came across this article about how Self-quarantine can cause stress on your cat. The article got me thinking about how it is causing stress on humans as well. There are many people out there who have not left their homes living in fear of COVID-19, since we were all told to stay home. There are some that don’t give a care at all and throw caution to the wind and are out most every day, without a mask, without social distancing, and without washing their hands. Then there are people like me that have basically come to the conclusion that I will wear a mask, I will social distance and I already wash my hands all the time, but I will not live in fear. I have a life and I have a job and I will practice good precautions, but I going to move forward.
Me, I have this mindset mostly due to my Marine Corps time and facing the medical issues that I have. I can’t stop, I have to keep moving, well at least as much as I can.
Looking online, I see that mental health is a huge concern for many people right now. I know it is as I have lost contact with several very close friends lately. Some have cut all ties with me, and some have jumped off the deep end and are drowning right now. I feel for them and I wish I could help, but they have basically either cut me out of their life or told me to piss off. Though it really saddens me, I know that I can’t dwell on it for long, for the sake of my own mental health.
This all brings me to my topic for today. What can we do about our mental well-being during all this self-quarantine, due to COVID?
For me, I have gotten back to the grassroots, meaning that I have started diving back into hobbies that I haven’t done in years. I actually went to the bank a few weeks back and got a bunch of rolls of coins and I started going through them to see what I can add to my coin collection. I also dusted off the camera and started going out and taking photos again. I even started playing computer games again, which I haven’t done in a good five or six years.
It is part of the whole brand new “me” effort that I am doing and I have to be honest, I like it.