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Offline Doan Sephim

Covid anxiety
« on: March 30, 2020, 11:40:46 PM »
I don't know about all of you guys, but I've been watching and worried about this thing for a while. My wife was low-key upset with me when I said we should get supplies about a week before shortages, but thankfully she did so anyway. She apologized later, of course.

As a teacher at a lap-top school, I'm happy to be in a job that can work from home and get a reliable pay check. Being at home, working, and taking care of 3 small kids is a lot to do, but I do have my side projects, as many of you know here.

Yet, with all that's happening, the projects I have have never felt more hollow to me. In the limited time I have I get excited to work and brainstorm, but reality pulls me down and zaps me of motivation. Creating things has always been something that brings me a personal joy, which is why I stick to it...but I have to admit, it's been difficult lately. Writing is hard, I feel like I'm somehow getting worse at art (which alarms me!), and working on a EGA parser-based game "just because" feels weird when the world is in upheaval.

I don't have any message here. I think I just wanted to vent some frustrations, for my health. Honestly, it feels better.

Any of you dealing with this stuff?


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Offline Charles

Re: Covid anxiety
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2020, 08:50:55 AM »
Absolutely.

I think I'm in a fairly similar boat to yourself: 3 young children, working at home, watching the world fall apart around me. I honestly feel the same lack of motivation, not just in my hobby projects, but in my job as well. Not every day, but definitely some days.  For me, it's the uncertainty of it all... when can we all get back to a routine... are my family and I going to get through this alright-- not just my immediate family, but my extended family and friends.  The only thing that looks clear is that it's going to get a lot worse before it gets better, but what does that even mean.

Something that's helping me a bit is a meme I saw somewhere, that basically said: We're in the middle of a global pandemic. It's okay if you're not at your peak productivity.

For now, I'm happy to hug my kids and my wife, and grateful for the extra time I get with them.

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Re: Covid anxiety
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2020, 08:54:39 PM »
My wife works in healthcare as a homecare worker. She visits clients at their homes who need special care. Like, to get up in the morning, get to bed, have a bath, put on compression stockings, that sort of thing. But she takes a lot of precautions. As for me, I'm out of work right now and trying to get EI benefits. We've got two kids ourselves and school is entirely cancelled for the whole rest of the year. They can work from home with the curriculum we're enrolled in, so that's good. But yeah, crazy times. We're surviving.
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Offline Doan Sephim

Re: Covid anxiety
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2020, 11:04:04 PM »
Thanks for responding. Hang in there. I never realized how much I took for granted. I should be much more thankful in my life!


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