I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend, and those on the South Coast managed to stay dry! I attempted to go away for the weekend to Jervis Bay just to clear my head a bit, but alas there was incredible flooding! Still a nice change of scenery.
Gent, so glad to have you here with us. As Sarahbelle has said, these are difficult times but the forums can be a real source of strength. Hope you'll stick around and keep chatting with us! As you say, we need to walk the walk and not just talk the talk about being all in this together.
Sarahbelle, I'm sorry to reply so late but I'm glad to hear that your difficult day did at least pass (as they all must). I am worried but hopeful for Victoria, though I have to admit puzzled why NSW has been spared a similar fate despite not doing social distancing measure markedly better. I think your point about a good nights' sleep is key. I once heard on a podcast some people joking about how sleep (especially a nap) is like a train stop for your emotions to get off and new ones to get on. Often I find that I feel like a new person after a sleep or a meal, though of course these don't always do the trick. I'm so impressed and inspired by your determination and discipline to not let the dark thoughts win. It's something I get a lot of strength from in trying to do the same thing in my own life.
Missep, lovely as always to hear from you. Great point about the unexpected perk of masks lol! I think it's fascinating how we're all learning to be a bit more expressive with our eyes and hands now that our mouths and nose are covered. Reminds me a bit of the difference between sound and silent films, where actors would have to make big, dramatic movements to convey emotion because they couldn't talk!
Thinking of you all warmly.