Jump to content
  • entries
    36
  • comments
    726
  • views
    8,510

COVID-19 - my inner struggle and what i've done about it


Mikiesboy

397 views

So, i have been home since March 16, 2020.

I think working from home, really brought home to me really how serious this virus is. Yes, i'd read about it and all the deaths in China. Read about people trying to get back to Canada and people stuck on cruise ships. But the Bank doing this huge about face and letting us work from home, really made it real.

The first few weeks i really struggled. i felt lost and afraid. i could feel it in my back and shoulders, in my chest. It felt like someone was standing on it. I became borderline obsessive reading the online news over and over. i would read stories of people who had suffered through this and told their stories. Stories of surviving it, of losing people who had been young and healthy.  i was absolutely terrified.

Michael knew of course, and did His best to calm me. He protects me the best that He can. Friends did the same. 

I began, at a friend's urging, to try yoga. I have issues with my joints so i found a short yoga program designed for seniors. No kneeling, and it was short; 7 minutes.  Frankly i am amazed at just how much doing that short routine has helped me.  I feel calmer, and more centered. I no longer feel trapped.

If you are feeling alone and afraid, do something.

Here is the link to the little yoga program i do.  I also like this place. https://www.yogajournal.com/videos/joint-freeing-series

I am no yoga master and i do not think i ever will be, but these short times i spend on myself right now are huge, even with the small investment of time.  It somehow makes me aware of myself and the inner strength i truly do have.

Spend a bit of time on you, try it, allow it. I think you will feel better.

Hang in there.  We can get through this ... reach out and talk.  You are welcome to join us in the Drop in Centre anytime.

  • Love 8

13 Comments


Recommended Comments

Yoga is rather like a super power albeit a quiet one. It does have the power to calm and reveal strengths and to develop them. I hope this is something you will continue beyond our isolation period. It is good for you, and you deserve the peace it brings. 

  • Like 1
  • Love 4
Link to comment
13 minutes ago, Kitt said:

Think maybe i will try too. If my hamstring lets me!

Do what of it you can ... i sometimes dont do all of it.. sometimes just the first few moves and i will do them during the day when work is getting to me. If my knees are bad.. i just do the beginning.. but i do something. That is what is important.

  • Like 2
  • Love 3
Link to comment
1 minute ago, Parker Owens said:

You are so good to share your experiences in this emergency with everyone. I can feel the effects of isolation in so many ways. I loved the yoga program you linked. Yoga was something I had to give up when I hurt my shoulder. Maybe it’s worth another try, as I’ve missed it for the peace and strength it brought. 
 

Peace, love, blessings and hugs. 

Modify it ... do what you can of it ... the second link is seated yoga which can bring the same peace. We don't need to do all the moves, we just need to try.

  • Like 2
  • Love 3
Link to comment
17 minutes ago, Fae Briona said:

Glad you're doing better, and think you for the link to the yoga program.  With SP and the dogs moving in - and big girl still loosing her little doggie mind now and then - I've not been doing my exercises like I should be; the "lovely" spring weather isn't helping any.

i hope you can get your work outs done, or do a few yoga moves.  i sometimes just do the first few moves.. because it is simple and relaxing. Anything is better than nothing.

  • Like 2
  • Love 3
Link to comment

You lost me there when you said Yoga for Seniors!  You even solicited it....  OMG, young man!  When I starting to get spam emails about dating services for seniors, I flipped, okay?  (not that I don't need it...).  But anyways, stay healthy (and that includes soothing feelings).  Let me give you a hug within social distancing limit *air hugs*.

  • Like 3
  • Love 2
Link to comment
3 hours ago, Wayne Gray said:

It's no secret that I am a fan of yoga. I think that Mike is right about it being a calming sort of super power. There's something magical about marrying movement to breath, and more - taking the time for ourselves. To reinforce that we're worth slowing down, pushing aside everything but our own internal needs, and making a small commitment to just taking care of ourselves..

I'm glad yoga helps you. 🙂

Thank you, Wayne for gently pushing until i tried it xoxxo

  • Like 2
  • Love 2
Link to comment
3 hours ago, Ashi said:

You lost me there when you said Yoga for Seniors!  You even solicited it....  OMG, young man!  When I starting to get spam emails about dating services for seniors, I flipped, okay?  (not that I don't need it...).  But anyways, stay healthy (and that includes soothing feelings).  Let me give you a hug within social distancing limit *air hugs*.

ASHI !!!  hello i've missed you. i hope you are well.

yes yoga for seniors.. but my knees are nearly 80 .. and i cannot kneel or sit in weird bendy positions, so i needed something gentle.. and i found it, otherwise it is the same things younger people do.. no downward dogs or other contortions!

You will always be Ashi .. ageless and perfect. xoxo

  • Like 3
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
3 minutes ago, Mikiesboy said:

ASHI !!!  hello i've missed you. i hope you are well.

yes yoga for seniors.. but my knees are nearly 80 .. and i cannot kneel or sit in weird bendy positions, so i needed something gentle.. and i found it, otherwise it is the same things younger people do.. no downward dogs or other contortions!

You will always be Ashi .. ageless and perfect. xoxo

I am very well.  But I shall contradict you like an Austen heroine: I am neither ageless nor perfect.  I am seeing my age as well, perhaps in deeper denial than most of my age.  LOL

I am glad you're staying at home with a supportive hubby though.  Yoga is good, but I won't be doing anything doggie style or other more advanced positions, as that might require proper supervision....  LOL.

I should stop hanging out with young folks.  I might feel young again.  What a dangerous proposition!?!

  • Like 2
  • Love 1
Link to comment
3 minutes ago, Ashi said:

I am very well.  But I shall contradict you like an Austen heroine: I am neither ageless nor perfect.  I am seeing my age as well, perhaps in deeper denial than most of my age.  LOL

I am glad you're staying at home with a supportive hubby though.  Yoga is good, but I won't be doing anything doggie style or other more advanced positions, as that might require proper supervision....  LOL.

I should stop hanging out with young folks.  I might feel young again.  What a dangerous proposition!?!

Say what you like.. you're ageless and perfect to me. So there!!   And i am glad to know you are doing well.

  • Like 2
Link to comment

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here: Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..