Hi Jeff, I have found it very difficult too. I guess we just need to try to keep going. X
Happy hour over Zoom sounds fun! Hope you start getting better sleep, Jeff.
I'm glad you have the dog too. I am sure that the majority of people struggle with motivation working from home (change to routine, lack of social interactions, less accountability to management/colleagues).
Are you still getting out to do some running? X
Glad you have your dog. Pets make things a bit easier to deal with when they are around.
Hope today is going better for you!
Well-done for keeping active, Jeff!
Sending love, Jeff!
Don't worry, Jeff, pandas are here for you
We love you, Jeff! I feel the same way about prepping my whole life for this. I hope you are able to find ways to enjoy your time. xx
*big hug* I'm having all kinds of feelings and emotions, too. It's a tough time. We gotta be strong.
Sending love, Jeff! 💚
Pandas love you Jeff! We might not be blood family but I like to think of my panda bears as the ones who are here for me at the lowest of the low. The very opposite of Fairweather friends.
Great idea going for a run. I continue to be amazed at your perseverance with it and how you can motivate yourself to get out there!!
You're so right. Take care :*
Stay safe, Jeff!
Hard to find context right now. Too much doom and gloom, not enough reality and balance.
it's not helpful to give in to the panic, but still it's a serious thing. the contagion rate is fast and high, in italy (my country of origin) people were careless and now the whole country is shut down.
so, i know it sucks, but until a cure is found we should avoid people especially when it's a lot in a closed space. the economical consequences of a country shutting down are more scary than the health concerns.
we're at 1500 cases now and today they proihbited us to get in the bus from the door in the front
I'm quite lucky because I'm out in the suburbs and it's quite a rural area. I also don't like crowds, or to mix with people. Gloves on hands, scarf around mouth, keeping away from humans and not touching things. Hope you stay well Jeff.
These are scary times. I go to town 2-3 times a month & always to the grocery. Scared to have to face crowds. I live in a rinky dink rural area with lots of dumb people & saw people wearing masks 2 weeks ago. Will be going again on Monday.
It's a tough thing. I don't want to stay inside unless it's required. Bars and restaurants are clean, and the risk was there with the flu. If it spreads, things change. For now, I'm not giving up real life.
Our fun run tonight and St Patty's race Saturday were canceled. Blah.
Thanks for the perspective, Corrado. The person who has it here flew back from Rome. Sad... It will be controlled, I hope!
Sorry to hear the race was cancelled. That's a bummer.
Crazy times. I'll be carrying on as normal otherwise I'd go nuts.
Glad you're having some fun but sorry to hear about your cold. Hope it passes soon
Dreamt I was losing my dog. I don't know if I was dying or he was. But it made me very sad. I gave him lots of hugs this morning.
Dinner/drink pairing tonight with a few friends. I'm looking forward to that!
Even warmer today! I can't wait for my run tonight, with the time change meaning I don't have to wear the headlamp and reflective gear. Couldn't get up to treadmill this morning, though. Too sleepy. That's ok!
Yaaaay! Love to see this green, Jeff. I'm going to be sure to go outside & enjoy it, too!
Running in the dark doesn't sound like fun, well done for keeping at it!
Had a good run last night on mostly runable trails. Poor night's sleep, though. Dog kept barking at something. Eye is bothering me. Need to make an appointment that I don't want to do. Blah.
The world is a sad and scary enough place without a pandemic like this. Though I suppose without it, the news would be all political junk.
And the selfish part of me recognizes that my life hasn't been the same. For one, her husband was my best friend, and he distanced himself from everyone and everything important to him. I recognize that he had to, but now...
...he's engaged to a woman and fine and dandy in his new life, posting on social media about how blessed he is. Never once did he try to reach out to me (or his other old friends). He's not the only one impacted by this occurrence.
I very much right now feel like I don't have any friends. And I've been very lonely, particularly on these cold winter weekends. So I eat and I drink, and my health hasn't been good despite the running, and that bothers and scares me.
Anxiety has been high. I barely ran at all this weekend due to the bitter cold. Just a few treadmill miles. I helped someone move for a while yesterday which at least got me out of the house. I'm struggling with motivation and initiative.
I know I'm struggling with depression. Maybe not as bad as last winter, when I was at my lowest in many years, but still struggling. Can't put all the hope on an improvement in weather to brighten my mood. That's not going to solve things.
I'm not really sure what to do except be careful not to dwell on things, because that spirals down deeper. Just trying to get through the days. This makes me sad. The world is scary right now. :(
It seems you've got a really good perspective on your thoughts, Jeff. You'll get through this.
That's the thing with ***e, it hits those left behind. Don't feel bad for it.
Sorry to see this, Jeff. I have hope that spring will help you feel so much better. 💚
So sorry you are struggling, Jeff. Any advice would sound stupid when you're depressed... But maybe a new hobby? Do you play Magic The Gathering?
Another miserable commute to work today. Snowy and windy. February is almost over, but winter may just last forever. Just need some good weather to get my mood up...
I had a tantrum this week. I'm fed up of adulting too
Omg you guys, adulting sucks balls. I'm with ya