How are you handling anxiety in this time of COVID-19?

Posted by tnmama @tnmama, Mar 20 9:39pm

I have health anxiety and I have noticed this coronavirus stuff makes it tons worse. I am constantly looking at the numbers

@ellen307

Been sewing to keep busy, making mask trying to focus whst is good but then will pick j7nkmfood am I alone on this.
Do find watching tv makes matters worse. Feel bad for younger generstion

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@ellen307 Do you find that making the masks calm you, at all? At times you may think "hey, I can sew for a cause", then think about the cause and feel sad. That is what I found with me. As for TV, try looking for comedies or documentaries that interest you, or put on music to accompany your sewing. We're all here for each other.
Ginger

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@gingerw

@ellen307 Do you find that making the masks calm you, at all? At times you may think "hey, I can sew for a cause", then think about the cause and feel sad. That is what I found with me. As for TV, try looking for comedies or documentaries that interest you, or put on music to accompany your sewing. We're all here for each other.
Ginger

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@gingerw I just spent the morning on my patio with 3 friends in "mask production" again – we are well past 100 total masks in 2 weeks, should surpass 150 today. We are able to set up 5 workstations with proper distancing, stay safe and busy and feel like we are doing what we can to – all of us are usually active volunteers and/or retired from service professions, so the need to help is deeply ingrained.
This latest batch are being shared with our families at home and the rest dedicated to staff at a childcare facility where the kids of first responders are being cared for – in spite of what anyone hears in the media, most of the country has NO PPE for people outside of hospitals and little for those working there.
My husband, brother and I are all carefully conserving our few N95 masks in case anyone near us shows signs of illness – we are all high risk.
Now if we can just all survive the premature (in my opinion) easing of restrictions…
Sue

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@sueinmn I‘ve been attempting the non sew masks, not having a sewing machine and being a total klutz at it. So, I admire your group for contributing. I have seen a lot more people forgetting about social distancing and our traffic flow is definitely pre-covid days. (I’m in Washington state). Our governor is being very careful about lifting any restrictions, not sure if anyone is listening? My brother works for Boeing in the Seattle area. He just texted that all the employees are returning to work on Tuesday. That upsets me. He is two years younger than me (vulnerable by age alone) and I don’t want him there. He’s a careful guy, but I still don’t like it. So. I’m hoping this doesn’t blow up in our faces here in Washington ,thinking we have flattened our curve and can get on with it. virgo

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I am still playing with my pencils in a effort to lessen the anxiety. This drawing represents how I am feeling. Anyone else in the same boat??

How Much Longer

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@parus

I am still playing with my pencils in a effort to lessen the anxiety. This drawing represents how I am feeling. Anyone else in the same boat??

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@parus wow!!!! I love seeing peoples art work.. Very nice virgo

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@virgo1952

@parus wow!!!! I love seeing peoples art work.. Very nice virgo

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I Love this!!

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I was doing the same thing for a bit but then my work schedule changed and I am on graveyard now….being SO tired has helped me " let go" of the news. I am fortunate that I still have a job, but fatigue has been a friend.

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Coloring and listening to music relax me. I'm taking a course on Coursera offered by University of Toronto that deals with anxiety in the face of COVID-19.

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@iamkaren

Coloring and listening to music relax me. I'm taking a course on Coursera offered by University of Toronto that deals with anxiety in the face of COVID-19.

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Thank you for reminding me to reflect on what calms me:
I found a prayer card with St.Corona, patroness of Epidemic Victims. Here are a few excerpts:

“Look kindly on us now and all those who serve you, that we might be kept safe from this epidemic. Heal those who are sick, comfort the suffering, increase our faith.”

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@parus

I am still playing with my pencils in a effort to lessen the anxiety. This drawing represents how I am feeling. Anyone else in the same boat??

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Parus, you sketched me!
How did you find my picture?
I was wondering if I would get the big C 🦧

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@parus

I am still playing with my pencils in a effort to lessen the anxiety. This drawing represents how I am feeling. Anyone else in the same boat??

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I love this interesting contemplative face… beautiful

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@helenfrances

Parus, you sketched me!
How did you find my picture?
I was wondering if I would get the big C 🦧

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@helenfrances Guess I nailed it then. Thank you for the telepathic visual.

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@parus

I am still playing with my pencils in a effort to lessen the anxiety. This drawing represents how I am feeling. Anyone else in the same boat??

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Hello @parus

Your pencils become valuable commodities when you create with them! This is quite exceptional!!!
Also, like your new masked picture.

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@parus

I am still playing with my pencils in a effort to lessen the anxiety. This drawing represents how I am feeling. Anyone else in the same boat??

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@parus– Have you ever shown your drawings?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @parus

Your pencils become valuable commodities when you create with them! This is quite exceptional!!!
Also, like your new masked picture.

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@hopeful33250 The mask is mostly to remind me to keep my mouth shut. Kudos always appreciated. I think of it as breathing life onto the paper with a pencil.
@merbreb As to showing my artwork-No longer doing such as it just wasn't for me. I no longer do commission work either. Doing art for my own enjoyment is far more satisfying. Currently I am doing minions out of empty TP tubes and oatmeal boxes. I think my sanity may be in question at this point. If I start lining them up and shooting them down with the nerf gun we will know I am certifiable. Tee-hee.

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