With many of us under ‘stay at home’ orders we are using technology to have virtual visits, like Zooming with friends and family. I have been previewing some virtual ways to visit National Parks, museums, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
I have definitely been reacting to the stress caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. I have noticed I have decreased energy and concentration. I have read several articles about coping with stress and the importance of self-care.
For instance, it is important to get sleep but what if the stress is causing you to not sleep as well as usual? It can be a vicious cycle. Listening to relaxing music before bed helped me. I have had the problem of waking up during the night as well and staying awake. I worked on not getting upset when I was up in the night and told myself I will go back to sleep in a while. That has helped me. Some suggestions on how to cope with sleep problems.
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Taking it one day at a time and still feeling some disorientation. I am learning to order groceries online and find it is not as easy as it might seem. Have to think more about what I need in the house for more than a week. I don’t know if I will get what I have ordered because there are still shortages. Then it might take another week to get a delivery. We have been advised to stay at home, not even go out for groceries or anything if possible for the next 2 weeks, by our government officials here in Southern California. I did get most of what I ordered yesterday so that is good. I planned to make some homemade chicken soup but realized I forgot to order some of vegetables, parsnips and rutabega. My husband and daughter said the soup was good. I go along during the day and forget what I am doing sometimes from one moment to the next. Good old Corona stress. I am grateful I do have food, a roof over my head, and my family.
Chicken soup with matzo balls
Chicken soup with matzo ball and side of charoset with matzo cracker
From “MuseumMomentofZen courtesy Los Angeles County Museum of Art:
‘Tulips in the Sunken Garden’ at Filoli Estate shared on #MuseumMomentofZen
*Re-blogged for April 11,2020 Realized I was off the schedule for A-Z 2020 because I need to skip Sunday. I wondered why Linda G Hill and I were off by one day and she helped me see the light. Speaking of light, the word for today’s Stream of Consciousness is ‘joint.’ I feel AS IF I have been smoking lots of joints lately because of the disorientation of this pandemic crisis. I never smoked marijuana because I did not like the smell of it for one thing but I have heard those marijuana gummy bears are good for pain and sleep. Not ready to try it yet.
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