COVID-19 is here and she did not come to play. Please be safe out there. Keep yourself 6 feet away and practice social distancing. This virus is real. Please wash your hands.
I’m a special education teacher and schools are officially closed for the rest of year. It still hasn’t hit me that school went from closing for two weeks to shutting down entirely. I miss my students. I honestly can’t even process this whole situation. It’s absolutely crazy to me. Like, is this the new normal? I understand everyone is trying to process things and go with the flow and just take it a day at a time, but…. (insert mind blown emoji).
Honestly, today was the first day since all of this craziness started happening that I felt overwhelmed and anxious. It probably started last night as I was trying to add onto an assignment for Master’s class and my Professor wasn’t helping. She lacks communication skills, but that’s neither here nor there. Teaching from home is probably harder than being in school. I tried to make sure my parents were set up with any and all work they needed without overwhelming them. Making sure to let them know that if they need me they could reach out. Working from home now is a constant checking of emails, and at times the emails don’t pertain to me.
I felt like waking up this morning I had my day planned out of what I needed and wanted to do, both work and leisure tasks. While I got everything done I just felt like there were other things pertaining to work that added on to my already work related pile. I took a minute and stopped everything. I had to lay down. Then I talked to a friend and my sister, and I had to realize that I could only do so much. I have to learn that I can’t do everything in a day, and what I did do was important enough. I’m not a slacker and I shouldn’t feel like because I can’t get to or haven’t started a particular tasks that I am a failure. Whew! Transparency moment for real.
If there’s one thing I’m trying to fully grasp during this Rona, yes I said Rona it’s that while we are quarantined it’s important to just be. Take this time to be productive. Stress less. Do something that makes you happy, preferably a leisure task. If you choose to go outside then just keep your distance, even if it’s just to get some air. Do something.
I challenge anyone reading this to exercise. Read. Write. Learn a new hobby. I personally have been trying to watch less tv and so far I’ve been successful. I’ve also been telling myself I want to keep writing more (hence this post) and recording more of my poetry videos. If you’re a fan of my blog or my business Instagram you know what I’ve been posting pre COVID-19.
We can’t go stir crazy because things are looking different. I hope everyone stays safe and is slowing down for their health and for their sanity. Be safe out there people.