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    Living Alone and Sheltering In Place

    Hi there! How are you coping? Share tips please!

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    Well I'm an essential worker so I still go to work. Outside of that, I'm home. I read my kindle, I play video games, I mix my own drinks and enjoy those alone, I watch TV/movies, etc.

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    My husband and I work from home nowadays and even though this COVID-19 pandemic is awful, to tell you the truth we enjoy hunkering down and staying home. I've been cooking a lot, baking cookies, sewing quilts, working on my hobbies, crafts, decluttering, organizing my house, we take walks together during our lunch hour and no longer have to wake up to the blaring sound of the alarm at the ungodly hour of 4AM. We don't have to endure harrowing, very time-consuming commutes nor get stuck in traffic. It's a great life without any stress. We're well rested and save a ton of money on gas for our cars every month. We record cable TV programs such as documentaries and watch some of those. It's been great and I can easily grow accustomed to this lifestyle. I love it but I feel bad about this pandemic. I hope these days will last forever but not the pandemic.

    I'm having the time of my life. I'm the opposite of everyone else.

    I also have easy, convenient excuses for NOT getting together for obligatory socializing with local relatives and in-laws. I savor this thought very much! It makes me feel giddy!

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    We are fine being at home, I actually dont understand those who find it a major hardship. We are self employed and work at home, so for us not much is all that different. I hate shopping to begin with so not going to stores is fine with me. It's been 15 days since I went grocery shopping and probably next week I will need to psyche myself up to do it.

    We live in a rural area where we can walk around the block and not see anyone, most of the time. I am not going stir crazy, I dont feel deprived in any way.

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    I'm enjoying the silence and to be honest I see this situation as an opportunity for personal growth. I'm focusing on gratitude, appreciating life, eating healthier, learning new stuff, reading more books, connecting virtually with loved ones and getting rid of clutter (tangible and intangible). That sort of stuff.


    Originally Posted by melancholy123
    We are fine being at home, I actually dont understand those who find it a major hardship.
    I understand some of them as not everyone is living in a peaceful environment. I'm thinking of abuse, sexual harassment, aggression, alcoholism, etc. For the ones dealing with something like that it mustn't be easy. But yeah, for those that are just merely bored - I don't get it either.

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    I'm nearly 37 weeks pregnant, my fiance is working from home. It's great having him here, we go for walks on his break as we live very rural and close to a canal.
    Mostly it's been fine, just very anxious about giving birth in the middle of a pandemic..
    I hope you're coping well :)

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    I live alone and have no close friends or family to keep in regular contact with either. I have been trying out new recipes, learning a language and using OpenLearn from the Open University to educate myself on topics I'm interested in. Exercise-wise, I have a bike connected to a turbo trainer and ride all over the place (virtually) using apps called Zwift and Fulgaz.

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    Awesome! Tons of positive thoughts out here!

    I live alone (been that way since October 2019), and adjusting ok! I do miss social interactions every now and then but being cautious prevails. Not obsessing about getting out there just because. So far, I have cleaned my walls, windows, cabinets, porch, everything else in the house that I can turn upside down. Working from home keeps me busy during business hours. Take 2 mile walks at 5 in the morning, less foot traffic in the streets, video work outs after, cook, clean then do it over again. :-) I have developed an appreciation of the times when I am physically with family, who are scattered all over the world.

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    I live alone and just recently got transferred to a new role at work. So in between on site and virtual training I am not doing a darn thing lol. I don't usually get to sit around doing nothing, so I'm doing a lot of that.

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    My sister is loving it because she is an introvert. She is coping by taking long walks outside -solitary - and she's been doing singing practice on the phone with one of her clients(she is a hands on therapist and client is a singer, my sister sings now more as a hobby -gorgeous voice). My mother is 85 and lives alone. She is doing senior citizen activities over the phone and taking solitary walks. I am desperate for space in my situation (husband and child, apartment) but I do get that others might not like "too much" space. I lived alone for 15 years in my 20s and 30s. I loved it but no it was not sheltering in place -i get it!

    I wish you the best and the best of health too.

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