Day 71

Shelter in Place Day 71

The article I’ve linked below is what I’m going to write about today. 

10 Sneaky Ways Your Coronavirus Anxiety is Coming Out

1. You’re feeling more tired than usual, even if you don’t do much during the day.
2. You aren’t sleeping well.
3. You startle easily
4. You’re channeling lots of energy into hobbies or activities.
5. You don’t have much interest in anything.
6. Intense loneliness
7. You’re experiencing reactivation or agitation of other mental health conditions.
8. You’re getting more headaches or other physical issues
9. You get angry or have more frequent outbursts.
10. You keep forgetting things. 

I know that I’ve been experiencing at least seven of these things. Some days are better than others. Some days I can skate by with just not paying attention to them. However, there are some days where I just can’t get over how low I feel. 

Or how I watch television and I’ve got to take a nap because I’m so tired. Or, I go out for groceries and I’m yelling at people in my car. I’ve baked a ton of things and now I feel like my uniform of shorts and T-shirts is just because it’s the only thing that fits. 

I thank god that I’ve got The Husbear in my life, because he makes sure I take care of myself. We are working hard together. I mean I find myself crying at Erin’s design choices on Home Town. And yelling at Tamara on Bargain Mansions, “That’s navy, not turquoise.” 

Two solid weeks I spent writing a 5k romance, that got edited and sent out, but the week after I couldn’t care what I was doing. I couldn’t even do my planning pages. I wrote a shelter in place, but that was as much energy as I gave myself. 

I’ve been having a hard time plotting out my big book and letting things people say worry myself, I know I can do this. I know I can get back on track. 

I know I don’t have the virus, I know it’s just the anxiety of being held inside. I’m so close to 40k in my book I can taste it, I just need to get back on track. 

Thank you for the good wishes, hearing that you enjoy reading these gives me a big boost. 

Have you been noticing anxiety that wasn’t there before?


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