4 weeks into my 12 week furlough/isolation so I thought it would be a good time to give an update to my mental health during this isolation period. To talk about how being isolated has affected me.
It’s been weird time for all us. I’ve found that my mental health has been somewhat turbulent. I’ve had days where it’s been completely fine. Others where I’ve had no motivation to do anything whatsoever.
I did anticipate my anxiety coming back, but I think I’ve done a good enough job of keeping my brain occupied enough that it doesn’t have chance.
Getting out of the house once a day has really helped. I’m extremely fortunate to live directly opposite a field where I walk my dog, and it wasn’t until now that I realised what an asset it is to have this space in front of my house.
I’ll normally walk my dog and not really think about my surroundings, it was just a place we got some exercise.
After 7 years (well 17 if you include my previous dog) walking around the same field most days, it had lost it’s shine. However, isolation has brought that shine back, it’s such a peaceful, and pleasant place to walk around.
I’ve got 8 weeks off work left. I’m trying to make the most of it before it’s time to go back. I know it’s going to be all about catching up and fixing things by the time I do get back. Now I’m appreciating the time I have left off.
How are you doing? Have you been okay during isolation? How are those still working? Let me know in the comments.
Take care, stay safe.
James. aka Anothermaleblogger