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      So sorry about the job situation - hang in there! Sending lots of positive vibes!

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        Hang in there 'rin. And try not to stress about the what ifs. Your state cannot expect you to job hunt while social distancing measures are still in place. That would be ridiculous. Once the restrictions are lifted, your old job might well be there for you again. But if it isn't, surely you could fill your weekly applications quota by applying for jobs you would actually want?

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          Sending hugs!

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            ^^^ Internet Kitty message...

            Hoping for the best.

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              These are hard times indeed.
              I have been reading and watching people who teach how to handle stressful situations and though I'm not a fan given this very stressful and uncertain period, I am trying to follow the more reasonable advices. One I watched yesterday (in my own language so I won't link) and to put it short: we are in charge of our own mind and we need to make an effort and conscious decision to think ourselves. To see the future but handle the now... It's kind of vague but it helped me last night... to focus on what I want to achieve - which is usually not very clear but last night it was my health and fitness and it stopped me from ordering a bottle of whiskey online. Small things you can focus on while stuck in uncertainty. Instead of trying to think up different things to handle in the future, work on what would help you right now.
              I wish I could do this better... I hope this helps...
              There's also the thread by Damer where he links to a former navy seal blog. You should read it.
              Best of wishes

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                Hang in there 'rin

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                  Thank you so so much PetiteSheWolf CODawn Louve rose sleep_twitch Rainbow Dragon Vliegendegieter WSMC27 Amirsh MissMolly

                  The hive is such an awesome place, truely. Yesterday I was really in a pit/corner. My ennui/depression/anxiety likes to make me feel like a trapped animal in situations like this. I am establishing some framework (most of it starting tomorrow bc of what time I thought of it today lol) to get myself unfrozen. Bc ya, I DON'T know what is coming, so I CANNOT guess what I will need to do to get through it. But, I do know 2 things. 1- That I will manage somehow because I am too stubborn not to; and 2- I've wallowed in shock long enough and sitting on my couch just being vacant in the same pj pants for several days running is maladaptive.

                  So. Rules.

                  Out door by 730, having already had coffee and done darebee. 7k+ steps minimum.

                  Fucking shower and put on house cloths you didn't wear yesterday when home.

                  Read at least 1 hr

                  Spend at least 15 mins tidying

                  Spend at least 30 mins on work stuff

                  Cook something nice

                  Then maybe I can actually enjoy the rest of my day from the couch. Going to focus 1st few days tidying on getting my kitchen a bit more orderly and clearing off my desk so maybe I can paint a bit. (Intertwined bc I have spillover grocery hoard under my desk atm bc I panic bought like 4 months worth of stupid coffee pods.)


                  Todays workout was day 15 Express tone.

                  Used 15lbs on curls, 8 on knee to elbows, and 5 on lat raises/holds. Could of used 8s all the way but that would of been a lot of curls and only a few raises.


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                    This sounds like a great plan. I am really struggling with anxiety also.

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                      Originally posted by 'rin View Post
                      I will manage somehow because I am too stubborn not to


                      Originally posted by 'rin View Post
                      I panic bought like 4 months worth of stupid coffee pods.
                      At least you will be well-caffeinated in the apocalypse.


                      For my mother it was vinegar. She was used to going grocery shopping 4-5 times a week. Now I am doing all the shopping for our household (my parents are both 79--years-old), and trying to go only once per week to limit exposure. The first time I went out for one of these "for the whole week" shopping runs, I asked my mother if there was anything she wanted to add to the shopping list. "Vinegar," she told me.

                      My father's home care attendants use vinegar to clean many of his supplies. So we purchase white vinegar in big 4L jugs. We really, totally, absolutely need my father's attendants to be able to keep doing their jobs or my father would not be able to live at home anymore (and he doesn't want to have to live in a nursing home at the best of times, let alone now). So it is legitimate for us to have an extra full jug of vinegar on hand at all times. But when I went into the laundry room (where we store the vinegar) to see if we did, in fact, need to purchase more, I counted 9 full jugs. We have 36 litres of vinegar in our house! And my mother actually argued with me when I told her I wasn't going to bring home any more at this time.

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                        At least you will be well-caffeinated in the apocalypse.
                        That's extremely important

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                          I really like wite vinegar to clean lots of things, and I use it as a softener. And no, the clothes and towel do not smell acidic after, they smell... just nothing.

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                            I use vinegar for my hair and cleaning too. And we have 2kgs of coffee powder, plus a box each of espresso powder and instant cappuccino powder - we're all in this together LOL

                            You can do this 'rin - I'm on my 10th home office day and I still don't get it right all the time, but your structure looks good.

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                              Oh, and this

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                                Sick Sad World.

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