A Commentary on Surviving the Times
Life sure got interesting lately, didn't it? I feel like I'm living in a Sci-fi movie and I don't particularly enjoy them. I'd much rather enjoy a feel-good drama or comedy. I'm sure life will go back to normal at some point but until it does we have to make the best of the situation.
We can't escape the reality and life must go on. We do have a choice, however, on how to live our lives during this new reality. Like many others, I did have my share of anxiety, anger, stress, and crying. It's a natural human response when life as we know it changes in the blink of an eye, and everyday activities that we are so used to get cancelled or taken away from us. I'd like to believe I have processed and overcome all of those negative emotions, at least for the most part, because no one is perfect.
The truth of the matter is that I am a homebody anyway. I enjoy living my life in the calm and quiet of my own home. I've been doing it ever since I had my second baby. I love the life I live and wouldn't want it any other way. In that respect, not much has changed for me during this time. I still carry on with all of my activities as I have in the past, except at a more leisurely pace since I am not bound by a schedule anymore.
To keep myself as stress free as possible during these times, I have cut back on the information I absorb relating to COVID-19. We are bombarded with information from every possible source and it's just too much! I am getting tired of hearing everything and anything on the topic every time I tune in to social media, especially. I don't want to be told to wash my hands, stay home, or practice social distancing from one more person. I got it! I think we all get it by now and the majority of the population is following the rules anyway. When I want information, I will go the experts. Also, shouldn't people be washing their hands all the time anyway? Not only during this outbreak? Just saying.
Since I personally have tired of this topic on social media, I have decided to steer clear of it and keep things as normal as possible. I want to go on social media, Instagram in particular, and escape the reality around me. That has always been my desire and now even more than ever. I want to get inspired, laugh, see beautiful pictures and read things that will get my mind off of any problems or stress I might be having. Just like those feel-good movies I so much like to watch! Speaking of movies, what are some good ones you've watched lately? Please share any recommendations!
Until life as we knew it resumes, I'll be keeping busy at home and enjoying my family and our time together. On the other hand, I'm looking forward to my outings that I miss so much. My weekly lunch dates with my best friend, spontaneously picking up the kids from school and going out to dinner at favorite local restaurants, trips to the mall, day tips to nearby places and longer trips to explore new ones.
For now, daily walks around the neighborhood are the highlight of my days, as well as trips to the grocery store to stock up on food and flowers. Let's not forget about the flowers because as Monet said, "I must have flowers, always, always."