At dawn, I looked out the window into the morning light and thought about my to-do list with the determination to push forward and accomplish my tasks. I thought about yesterday, and how the pandemic syndrome stuff crept in and I lost my energy earlier in the day than usual. As the day meandered on, my energy waned and so did my attention span. I asked myself, what happened to that “ Force of Nature,” who could work every day of the week? What’s happening to me? I think I am suffering from pandemic fatique and I have collected some self-care ideas I would like to share.
The sun is up in Tucson, AZ. I have taken my dog Sonora to the dog park and as I write this, it’s still pretty early in the morning. I’ve haven’t had a cup of jo. My thoughts turn to the thesis introduction I need to finish this week. Moreover, I want to read a new fairy story A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas today. It’s a Fairy-twist on the Beauty and the Beast story. I actually have a long list of things that need to be done. I purchased a Kindle version (Amazon, $6.65), and received a free audio version.
I have a pending Chapter 2 The Violet Flame to complete for my Naissene Fairy World Blog. I have a deadline to get edits back to my Thesis Chair by this week. I am very aware that I only have a couple of weeks to meet these goals. My anxious thought’s turn to my “midnight” poor cell-phone hygiene and how it has morphed into “poor sleep-hygeine.” There is a growing concern by the medical community that the uncontrolled use of Facebook poses threats to physical and psychological well-being.
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I’m blogging this because I want you to know I am experiencing these difficult pandemic times along with everybody else in my own unique way.
Many of us are struggling with a family member, maybe even a daughter, who is a front line worker.
Not to mention, some of us have been ill or have close friends or relatives who passed over and it is a difficult time emotionally.
Indeed, these are trying times we are living in. And each of us, in our own way, need to find out how best way to cope. For moi, it’s writing The Naissene Fairy World Story and blogging ways to help people cope with pandemic-anxiety. Biking and gardening also help. Meditation is a lifesaver and helps me limit the anxious feelings brought about by the uncertain world we live in. Try this Covid-19 Meditation to relieve anxiety.
How are you coping? Whatever you do, please make sure to take some mental health breaks for yourself to maintain a wellness of spirit.
Mary “Cathy” Wilson
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