Coronavirus

#81
I don't know if anyone feels the same but I have felt less socially anxious recently when going out because I have an excuse to wear mask to cover my face and also the streets are emptier than before. I also do not feel as bad staying at home too much as before because everyone else is doing the same. Not that I want this to last forever, I wish it would go back the old way too but I feel like it can be some kind of blessing in disguise for people with social anxiety? What do you think?
I feel that way, too.

Things are much more slow-paced around here now. It reminds me of how things were when I was a kid, it's less hectic and people seem to be more mindful which makes me feel less anxious. Being able to wear a mask is great, too since I'm hung-up on my appearance so much. Also, every time I start to feel guilt about being so inactive, I remember that everyone else is hunkered-down too.

It's just appreciating the good parts of a bad time, which I think is healthy.
 

hangbi92

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#82
I find myself more stressed, in part because Im in the at risk group if I catch it. But also because I just get so frustrated with people panic buying all the supplies that just going out at all is more stressful than usual
I'm sorry to hear that. I know coronavirus is a bad thing and wouldn't wish it upon anyone. And I agree with you about the panic buying, that kinda stressed me out a bit too, I've been trying to get my hands on some lysol wipes but still couldn't find any. But buying food is still okay for me.
 

hangbi92

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#83
I feel that way, too.

Things are much more slow-paced around here now. It reminds me of how things were when I was a kid, it's less hectic and people seem to be more mindful which makes me feel less anxious. Being able to wear a mask is great, too since I'm hung-up on my appearance so much. Also, every time I start to feel guilt about being so inactive, I remember that everyone else is hunkered-down too.

It's just appreciating the good parts of a bad time, which I think is healthy.
Good that I'm not alone in feeling this way :)
 
#95
Are you somewhere you could go bike riding at night or go walking at all?
Yeah, I'm just being a mope.

I live in a condominium complex and have beautiful 19-year old coeds on each side of me and it's sending my social-phobia into overdrive. It makes me extra self-conscious so I basically just run out and come back home as fast as I can before they're up and about. It doesn't give me much time to get any exercise-in after I run my daily errands for my family's business.

I'll get back on track once the quarantine ends.
 

Phoenixx

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#98
I'd give anything to just have a shack in the woods. :LOL:
Practically love my house in the woods. I mean, I still have neighbors, but thankfully there's a steep hill and woods behind me blocking me from those above, and a creek and shrubbery on the right side of the yard partially blocking me from those neighbors too. I have no close neighbors to the left of me. It's all woods.

I'm just thankful I live in a location where I CAN step outside my house and still be okay.
 
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