In the beginning of March, I thought that I could write daily for the Slice of Life Challenge this month than life happened. During difficult and stressful times, it’s ok to say no to some things so that you take care of yourself. I was not feeling like I could add any more items to my full plates. As I’m day 2 of our spring break, I am trying to write again. However, it might just be another form of procrastination for me as my to-do list over spring break is much longer than I originally imagined it to be. I’m procrastinating writing a final paper for my doctorate class, grading student work, and Marie kondo-ing my apartment as I’ll be moving out in a few months.
As I watch the news and talk to friends and family back in the States, I can’t help but be incredibly thankful for my health, living in Singapore, and friends and family that are safe and healthy during lock-downs. As anxiety levels continue to rise everywhere and Covid-19 continues to spread, I’m trying to keep things in perspective and positive. I’m thankful that Singapore has not gone to lock-down (schools have not been shut down by the gov’t), how the government has been very clear in communicating the situation, and pro-active in putting protocols in place to protect people since January.
It seems like sometimes the best thing to do is to stay off social media and news, connect with friends and family (virtually), and take breaks by going for walks.
What have you been doing to get through this difficult time?