This can certainly be a challenge– I know that it has been interesting, illuminating, and rough for me at the same time. There are some things that are easier for me than others– working from home I don’t mind so much, but restrictions on my movement have proven to be the worst aspect for me in terms of not going to the gym and not being able to meet up with friends. I still stay in contact, but feeling constricted can definitely take a toll. I’ve definitely caught up on sleep because I don’t spend so much time commuting and thus seem to have “more time” in my day, so that has been a blessing in disguise in some ways. It has also been laid bare for me that I now have time to creatively write more consciously, intentionally, and consistently… and really the only thing holding me back from trying is myself. Fear alone.
One positive thing is that instead of the quarantine 15 … like I started off going toward.. LOL. After the first 3 days of quarantine I buckled down, ate healthy, have been working out, and I’ve actually lost some weight. I’m trying to keep up with this trend because it’s something I have wanted to do for a while. By no means am I morbidly obese, but I find that I feel my best when I weigh under 140 or right around there. Currently I’m at 145.5. Not too bad! Within a couple weeks here I should be at or near my goal if I keep everything up. It’s hard though when I have tended toward stress eating in the past… and sometimes there doesn’t seem to be much to do besides eat! I’m sure we’ve all seen the memes about preparing your 9th meal of the day. LOL. I did that a few times.
What are some of the things that you are adjusting well to or struggling with?
I wrote a blog here about managing mental health during quarantine with some extra tips. Check it out when you get the chance if you feel yourself struggling or would like some extra ideas/support.
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