It's day 19 of quarantine in Italy
I think it's day 19, who knows? The days are all the same, so it's hard to be sure.
I've found myself spontaneously reciting lyrics from trashy 80's songs that I didn't even know I knew. I keep going to make a cup of Earl Grey and realising I've already made one...
It's hard to stay present right now.
The work we do, the meditation, the yoga, and the self-care - this usually helps. While of course, it's beneficial, I still find my thoughts attempting to spiral out of control and take themselves off to Africa before I can catch them. We must be vigilant with our thoughts.
Human beings are incredibly adverse to pain, especially emotional pain. We'll do anything to avoid it - have a glass of sauvignon blanc, eat a tub of Ben & Jerry's, or spend hours looking at our neighbour's lives on Facebook. These behaviours or addictions all serve the same purpose - to avoid ourselves and our pain because it hurts.
So why is it then, at what seems like any given opportunity, we seek to consider the worst possible situation for ourselves and those we love? Ok ...