The monster in the room and its name is coronavirus

The coronavirus is something we hear more about than any other topic, more than the election, more than gossip, just MORE. We get updates from schools, the gym, city officials, friends, family...hand sanitizer is being hoarded, masks are being bought up, mass panic is starting to set in and we are over here thinking, if we got this riled up about just about anything else, we could change the world. We are not saying that this is not tragic, because it is, and we are not saying that the loss of life is not horrifying, because it really is, but disease and death are out there every single day, epidemics and pandemics aren’t something new. However, when rich, first world countries start getting hit, the alarm tends to spread fast and loud.

So here is SG’s word of advice on the subject, don’t touch your face and wash your hands! Drink lots of water, nourish your body, and try to breathe slow and deep breaths. As long as there have been people on this earth, there has been disease, but rest assured because we have brilliant doctors, scientists and epidemiologists whose literal job is to make sure we don’t all die. That might sound incredibly blase, but there it is, and that makes us a lot less anxious, because we are all a little germaphobic to begin with and worrying about it doesn’t do us any good.

Dear members, there will always be something scary out there, we don’t have to look in closets or under our bed, life can just be overwhelming and scary at times. That just means that we don’t live on a movie set. Crises are not solved in a season or 120 minutes, it takes time. Hopefully some brilliant mind will figure out how to stop the novel coronavirus, but until then, rejoice that people are doing what they should, staying home when they are sick, washing their hands, gyms are sanitizing, schools are wiping down “high traffic zones” everyday (what a concept), people are taking germs seriously and that is excellent! Maybe we will all take away from this situation some seriously important health lessons.

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” – Mary Anne Radmacher

Remember, fear doesn’t make you weak, it is a normal reaction, but crumbling under the fear is unhealthy. Post about what you are feeling, know you are not alone, we are all a little scared, but we can only do our best and right now, most of us are in places where we are supposed to go about our daily lives per usual. Take time everyday to access how you are doing, physically and mentally, take time to center your thoughts, read, do yoga, work out, meditate, go on a walk, go to therapy, take your medication and always remember, you are not alone, we consider it a honor to be here for you. Best-Team SG

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Jbat70's picture

Thank you! <3

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Thank you @kate86! We are so pleased you found it helpful and supportive! Best-SG

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Thank you for reading @Jbat70! Best-SG

LollyNews's picture

Thanks SG. Grateful for you all here.

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We are grateful for you @LollyNews! Best-SG

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@kate86 It is sad and scary, but we can only hope the best and brightest prevail! -SG

bebobaBetty's picture

I was doing pretty good until we had a national speech about it. Now my anxiety and stress went through the roof. Just trying to remember to watch my hands and keep up with washing. Hand sanitizer make my hands/skin crack open. That would be worse. :(

ConfusedButPresent's picture

Thank you for writing on this topic. I'm feeling really anxious today . . . it's good to come here and check in.

HT_A's picture

Thank you! European here. Been doing more or less well but when our little office got shut, it overwhelmed me no matter how many pills I took.
But you guys are right. We just have to try again tommorow.

buddhabob's picture

Couldn't have said it better! Thanks for the posting.

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@kate86 You can post about that anywhere on our site, we can all use some positivity! -SG

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@bebobaBetty Things have certainly moved forward quickly! Social distancing is now essential! -SG

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@ConfusedButPresent We are feeling overwhelmed too, everything that was once such a part of the day suddenly isn't, we understand the reasoning, but it kind of feels like a bad dream, but waking up doesn't fix it! SG

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@HT_A Where are you in Europe, how are things there? Any tips you can share as we are just starting shutdowns and isolation measures. All the best-SG

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@kate86 All the support we can give and get! -Best SG

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Thank you @buddhabob! How are doing today in your neck of the woods as they say? -SG

buddhabob's picture

Pretty quiet around here: semi rural. I, myself, personally, am doing fine and expect to stay that way. No more pub time for a while, though!

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@buddhabob Stay well, thank you for all you do on the site! Best-SG

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