A doctor here just said that people with serious mental health issues should not be forced to self-isolate for two weeks. (although they still will be)
I feel like this isolation is making me much, much worse and it scares me almost more than the virus.
It's not much fun. (Hi btw Don, hope you ok).
I got back with my gf. I split up with her during an angry argument over whatsapp about a month ago, said some things I regret, she seemed to be gaslighting me which was what finally tipped me over the edge (I had been thinking about it for a couple of months, but have a zero tolerance policy to that kind of thing now). Unfortunately I do regret it, the argument, things I said, but above all the timing (not that this was in my control).. though not necessarily breaking up with her.
Anyway, 1 week later, quarantine, which was incredibly unfortunate timing. My psychologist of 3 years having a baby in a couple of weeks, so that's ending too, so I am locked up here with basically one friend over whatsapp, and dealing with this damn breakup once again, and all the regrets of the relationship ending (she blocked me so I haven't even tried to get back in touch, but don't think its a good idea, but desperately hope she is okay as her situation is very grim atm).
I've been holding out pretty well so far though, engrossing myself in stoicism, meditation.. but its hard work. The absolute best thing anyone can do is, imo:
1. Set a routine, stick to it religiously.
3. Try to look on things as a challenge, rather than a punishment
4. Go all in on the self improvement, in some way. Try to get something positive out of this in the end. For me its stoicism and meditation (and am going to try a new psychologist shortly, am fortunate enough to have access to resources for that). I am doing a stoic journal, meditation, and generally trying to grow myself in more of a spiritual way.
5. Exercise, in some way
6. Try to keep nihilism and all or nothing thinking at bay.
I hope your family are keeping regular contact with you mate. You were always one of my favourite here fella. Stay safe