Getting through this pandemic…

Despite my anxiety being peaked with everything going on in the world, I think I’m doing okay.

I’ve managed to get myself back into a regular workout routine, even re-introducing the weight component with yesterday’s workout.

So far, I’ve been on the treadmill everyday this week for 30 to 40 minutes, and I’m already noticing a difference in my moods. I’m still feeling an overwhelming air of anxiety, but I’m calmer at the same time, if that makes any sense.

I’ve been doing some reading on this Covid-19 pandemic this morning, and the bottom line is I don’t think anyone knows what the hell is going on. Some timelines I’ve read say that we could be looking at another eight to twelve weeks of this “social distancing,” and others are saying that this could go on for another eighteen-plus months before things start returning to normal.

I want to say that we are already over-reacting, but then I look at what’s happening in Europe and the United States, where health care systems are stretched to the maximum. I shake my head that the American President is adamant that things will be open again by Easter, which is coming up quick. At this point, I’d say Easter 2021 is more likely, and if he pushes ahead with his plans to get things re-opened, a lot of people are going to get killed.

For the time being, until science get a handle on this mess, all we can really do is follow the guidelines recommended by our health leaders and put some distance between us and anyone else to limit the possibility of infection. Everything else will sort itself out in it’s own time.

So what is the “social distancing” looking like for me?

I’m trying to write, just about everyday. Whether it’s for work, for my blog, or for myself, I’m trying to keep my mind active.

I’m taking trips into the back country to take photos and explore the sights close to home. I’m digging into my files and working on some photography projects. I’m reviewing the camera basics and practising when I can.

I’m also recommitting myself to my workout routine, as I mentioned. I have the time, and I have the equipment, I really don’t have an excuse why not to set my focus on my health again.

I’m hoping against hope that this mess is toward the shorter end of the spectrum before life returns to normal, but I am doing what I can to emerge from it better than ever.


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