It seems that I could have contracted the Coronavirus. I haven’t been feeling 100% for the past week and have been self-isolating for the second time since last Wednesday. I have had another cough and sore throat which I had put down to having really bad hayfever but isolated again just to be on the safe side. For the past few days, I have been feeling pretty short of breath like I have just run somewhere or have been rushing about even though all I have done is go upstairs for something and come back down. I phoned work to let them know how I am feeling and that I would be isolating for a bit longer. Aside from the shortness of breath and the odd coughing fit I don’t feel too bad in all, just really anxious and worried about the whole virus situation.
I decided not to watch the news as I was getting pretty triggered by it and have had a few panic attacks, instead I only watch one news programme – the update each day, and I will read the news update on the Guardian app on my phone if I miss the daily tv news. This has been helping to control the anxiety I have been feeling. I have also been practising mindfulness for half an hour each day – lighting incense, listening to some calming meditation music and just breathing.
I have been chatting to friends on the phone daily and am grateful that we have video calling, and have spent a few hours chatting with friends and being able to see their faces. I have been working on my blog and planning future posts that I want to write which have been nice as I feel that, after the patchy internet episode I had the other month, I have been neglecting my blog and routine somewhat. I have even managed to do a few hours work in the garden the other day as the sun has been shining.
I have a few different things I want to do, many of which I feel should wait until I feel less out of breath – finish painting the kitchen, add a few different coloured strips to the wall where my desk is located in my spare room, sanding down some desk drawers I was given and re-painting them, the list goes on!
But, for now, I have a new project that I am undertaking which started yesterday, its called The 100 Day Project. The project runs for 100 Days and you can choose to do anything in that 100 days, so far I have seen posts from people who will be undertaking 100 days of dance, workouts, baking, card making, weaving, drawing, writing and all sorts of other activities in-between. I have decided to take part and am working on one 8×8 inch square of paper each day, creating a pattern on it that will link to the next square and so on. I am hoping, by the end of it to have 100 squares that are all linked together and forming an 80×80 inch square made up of 10×10 8inch squares which I will be fixing together to hang in my spare room. I will be putting the date on the back of each square and am thinking about journaling something onto the backs so I can look back on it in years to come and remember what I was doing.
How is everyone? Are there any projects you are currently working on? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!