The Best And Worst Thing About Quarantine With A Little Help From My Friends
“The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost
BEST: I’m doing qi gong, yoga and meditation and a beach walk every day. It is helping my anxiety and I sleep great. WORST: I cancelled two trips and I’m not traveling. JZ
BEST is cleaning my desk, watching great tv and finally finishing a series. WORST is not being able to hug & kiss my kids, missing my friends and working out in a gym! EH
BEST is being with my dog 24/7. WORST is cooking three meals a day for my husband. SR
BEST is that I don’t have to get dressed up and put on makeup to go to work. WORST is not going out to eat, to the movies, a play or concert with friends and not having home cooked Sunday dinners with my kids. Oh and not having my housekeeper! JL
BEST is pretty easy. My immediate family and girlfriend are here all day. WORST is my fears for people who are facing huge problems and also some personal health fears. Just thinking about the worst list makes me sense my blood pressure increasing. LA
BEST is catching up with friends and relatives virtually. Also more time for reading, Spring cleaning and watching Netflix. WORST is not going to movies, the Grove, shopping, church, and hugging friends. EM
BEST: As an extrovert, I was delightfully surprised to find that I no longer suffer from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), because there’s not much to Miss Out on. Instead, I can be fully present and do one thing at a time. WORST: My husband has “underlying health conditions” that make true isolation necessary for him, which means I have to be extremely careful, too. So my time outside is limited. LM
BEST is getting a lot of sleep, having the time to try new recipes and beauty products and catching up on movies.WORST is being alone, stuck at home and not seeing, hugging or kissing friends and family. It is worrying about losing jobs, money and the future. NC
BEST is remembering what I am thankful for. WORST is thinking that I will never travel again.TN
BEST is eating good food and watching good movies and TV shows.WORST is not seeing my friends and getting fat. DB
BEST is the confirmation that I definitely married the person in the world I would most like to be quarantined with. WORST is the constant low-level non-specific anxiety. LO
BEST is that I am finally getting rid of shit in my house.WORST is that I can’t spend time with my mom.This Sunday is her 95th Birthday. SF
BEST is spending all this time with my boyfriend, just the two of us.WORST (aside from missing personal grooming – Brazilian wax, fillers etc) is not getting together with friends for a meal. CL
BEST is getting to sleep later in the morning and reading the whole NY Times. I’m even doing the Friday and Saturday crossword puzzles. Also, having the time to reconnect with people in my life that I haven’t seen or heard from in a long time.WORST is that I miss seeing the people in my life. Zoom just doesn’t cut it after a while. HM
BEST is slowing down and having time to do a new project.WORST is isolation. MU
BEST is that life is way simpler and more meaningful. Time is slower and faster and I am more aware of how precious life is and that what really matters most doesn’t need a new pair of shoes, dress or anything else to make it special.WORST is not being able to touch, hug and kiss family and friends. My daughter is pregnant and I worry about her. DG
BEST Being with my family all the time.WORST Being with my family all the time MA
BEST is learning to cook.WORST is having the Corona Virus. AA
Thanks for the help.
On the whole, we are quite a blessed group.
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Great. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for the help
What good friends you have, Jayne. I really resonated with what LO wrote.
Thanks for reading and helping.