Monthly Archives: April 2020

Where the Title Should be!

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I sometimes hear people talk about experiencing boredom on their days off This may well have been exasperated in the present situation as so many of us are stuck at home. For those who lean towards being introverted it is less of a problem. The outside world is best avoided!

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At least that is what I would have said. Yesterday I found I just had to go for a little walk. I wasn’t doing so well so I took a walk and I feel it made quite a difference. So more walking is good! (Although today is Saturday and I have not been out.)

I would love to be able to tell you I have done loads these past few week but it hasn’t come together. I don’t know why that should be – although I have spent a fair amount of time watching stuff I have also been productive – just in other areas! For instance today I was dealing with emails for 90 minutes!

I think, as hokey as it sounds, I am starting to figure some stuff out about myself. I think I am zeroing in on a conclusion that is just out of reach. Maybe…. we shall see.

Thank you so much to all the essential workers whereever you happen to be. You are wll amazing.

See you next time.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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When Life Feels Overwhelming

This wonderful post expresses exactly how I feel and I wanted to share it with you.

Defining Yellow

I do not need to explain why emotional overwhelm has been at an all-time high lately. The news is terrifying, yet I can’t seem to keep my eyes off of it. I’m worried about every person that I care about, yet I can’t do anything to protect them. I planned to write about overwhelm even before the coronavirus outbreak, but I’m honestly glad that I waited because it’s more relevant now than ever. We’ve all been there. There are a couple of ways to deal with overwhelm: make it worse, or you can make it easier.

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Introvert in Solitary

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It is somewhat weird being introverted during this time. I do not go out all that much during a normal week, with the exception of work, therefore for me this time shouldn’t be all that different. In fact it should be easy – my lack of desire to leave the house has been replaced with lack of ability.

In the beginning it did feel a little weird not being able to go out but now I have mostly settled to being okay with it. Emphasis on the mostly.

On the whole I am doing okay but I am getting moments of stress and feeling like there are too many thoughts in my head.

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Is this picture a bit too on nose to describe my mental state? Yeah it probably is but I am going to go with it! I am allowed to make disparaging remarks about myself.

I had come to the conclusion that I was mostly stressed because I was having trouble balancing the various facets of my life but it turns out it might be more than that. I now have so many extra hours and it is still not enough.

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And frankly that has what has got me worried. I have done 34 hours of my own stuff this week. I am still feeling drained, which I count as different from being tired, and have some aces and pains in my body – but maybe that comes from sitting at my desk all day.

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Emotions have been a complicated thing for me for a while. I feel I have unsure of myself for a long time. Part of that uncertainly is a feeling of not meeting my goals – now though I know that those issues are not connected with lack of time – it is something else – and I need to discover what that is.

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My experience of this unprecedented period is simply one of isolation and an attempt to find what what is wrong with me.

In expressing these thoughts I in no way mean to take away from those who are suffering. I am sure that everyone has been effected – some in big ways and some in small ways – but I think we all need to consider all of our friends and family – from those who just need a quick text message – to those who may need more done for them. Take care of each other and see you next time.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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Cookies!

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I live in a small flat. There is barely enough room to swing a cat (idiomatically of course) so as you an imagine it is a bit of a difficult thing being within these five walls all the time.

Don’t worry that is the right number my flat is a funny shape.

As I said last week it is only a small amount of time before I go a bit peculiar although it has probably already happened.

One of the problems of being at home all this time is it is very easy to eat poorly – because I have the self control of a monkey at a banana factory – except with biscuits (British) and cookies.

So the solution is not to buy that stuff which is the one I am going to go with. (He said eating another chocolate digestive as he types)

I have at least managed to get a small amount of exercise – both at home and a walk in the park. It is not enough but it is something.

This lock down will continue for quite sometime to come. I think as it goes on I will get more and more used to it and start to get a grip on how to live the way we all now have to live.

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I want to close by saying a massive thank you to all the essential workers. There are so many all around the world who are putting themselves at risk during this time and that is amazing. What they are doing for the rest of us is beyond amazing and beyond words. Thank you.

Stay safe everyone. See you next time.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

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Hello, Mr Flibble

I Can’t Help But Think of This

This is coming to you rather late as the days are all running together and Sunday caught me by surprise – either that or I have the organisational skills of a lemon.

Do not look directly at the penguin.

It is certainly weird not being able to go out – or to be more accurate being very limited in possibilities for going out. And I did go for a walk the other day.

A tree on my walk.

I think my experience of this event is one of learning. I am trying to figure out what to do with this time I have suddenly been presented with. I think I might even be starting to figure out time management but it is a slow process.

I hope you are all well and safe. We will get through this eventually. This is what is meant by: ‘May you live in interesting times’ being a curse.

I just wanted to say that I have checked this post. I really have. Unfortunately my particular combination of dyslexia and dyspraxia makes it really hard for me to spot typos. Please enjoy and I’ll try not to make too many errors.

I have a Patreon page. I hope you will consider supporting this blog: https://www.patreon.com/unstableorbit

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