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Social isolating

Postby lilyfairy » Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:34 am

With the current climate with Covid-19, much of the rest of the world seems to be struggling with the idea of social distancing, or total isolation. Not sure about other avoidants, but the idea of shutting myself away for 6 months doesn't really bother me. Sure, I do need some contact with people, but keeping it to what I'm comfortable with is usually quite hard. I would like to go to the gym because it does help my mood/anxiety, but otherwise, right now, isolation doesn't feel daunting at all. I'm quite ok with the idea of staying inside.
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Re: Social isolating

Postby Philonoe » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:14 am

Personnally i have mixed feelings.

I had some times of very high anxiety - particularly when fearing some contacts with virus.

Some times i'm worried - more in general or for some people. It can be when i watch information too.

I'm a bit obsessed with information,

About social isolation it's not the more present. It's not real social isolation anyway because there are online contacts.

Like you i miss some activities.

There are moments where i somehow need the contact with trees. Much more then usual. Maybe because they are far from all this drama. They are so slow. They are sort of in an other time dimension.

I like the air beeing purer and the places be more quiet.
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Re: Social isolating

Postby lilyfairy » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:50 am

There is a lot more anxiety in general, yeah. And going between wanting to be informed but also feeling overwhelmed by how much information is being put in front of us- along with the fear factor.

I still have online contacts and talk to family over the phone, chat with neighbours over the fence, but I'm just not having to do as much face to face contact.

I like the air being cleaner too. Not that it was excessive before, but there's less traffic going past my front door.
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Re: Social isolating

Postby Philonoe » Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:54 pm

i fell depressed today. trapped. sad.

i don't know what to do. Usually changing place and do some activities can help.
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Re: Social isolating

Postby lilyfairy » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:37 am

Sending you hugs. Is going outside for a walk an option?

Be gentle with yourself.
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Re: Social isolating

Postby Philonoe » Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:13 am

Thank you Lily.

Yes, be gentle to yourself is good advice.

I went for a walk. I chose quiet moment, quiet place. There were some flowers.
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Re: Social isolating

Postby Cantkillme » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:09 am

lilyfairy wrote: Is going outside for a walk an option?


That's how I've been keeping my spirits up. Rainy days like today are harder.
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Re: Social isolating

Postby thegentlepath » Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:12 pm

I’m a lifelong social distancer, so I’m more distressed that the rest of my family has to stay home. :(
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Re: Social isolating

Postby lilyfairy » Thu May 07, 2020 9:50 am

How have your family been coping with it thegentlepath?
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Re: Social isolating

Postby thegentlepath » Thu May 07, 2020 2:31 pm

Hi lilyfairy, my family has been coping okay other than expecting me to fill their social void. :x
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