Distractions During Social Distancing Time

Now that we are a mere five days into this self-imposed/CDC suggested Social Distancing Time (SDT) what are you finding are the most helpful distractions?

  • Does it help to listen to Podcasts about the care and feeding of pygmy goats?
  • Does it help to re-watch Season Two of Glee? (i.e. Blaine)
  • Does it help to Kondo a closet?

After multiple Zoom Calls this week, it probably helps to go for a walk?  Maybe the best thing is to Telehealth with your therapist and then go for a walk.

Complete the following sentence:

I never realized how much I enjoyed ______until we shifted to SDT.

  • I never realized how much I enjoyed eating in crowded restaurants by myself (as opposed to eating by myself in my apartment) until SDT.
  • I never realized how much I enjoyed a simple touch on the arm until SDT.  (I have not physically touched a living thing – except for plants – in five days. Who has a COVID-free puppy?)
  • And so we distract ourselves in healthy ways.  I worry about our 12-Step Groups as there is so much time for day drinking.  And overeating.

    Finding the thing that soothes us might be a weekend goal.  In the meantime, be gentle with yourselves out there.  And share – if you wish – what you are missing and what you are distracting yourself with.  Thanks.

    Image of Darren Criss as Blaine Anderson with the Dalton Academy Warblers. Season 2 of Glee.

    2 responses to “Distractions During Social Distancing Time

    1. I never realized how much I enjoyed (and depended on) hugs until SDT. I am grateful for my cats right now; and will never take hugs for granted again.

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