I have managed to hold onto my job through out the current situation, my wife is classed as an essential service so she is still going to work, kids are still at school... Life is pretty much as normal especially in the ACT.
Yet I have had two what can only be classed as breakdowns in 3 weeks. I figured I was OK... As I said nothing has really changed and we aren't watching the savings empty with no work. Still doing taekwondo and petanque so getting to meet up with people and interact.
I can only put it down to sitting in the same home office chair for 6 months now, not going out, not camping, can't make any plans, elderly parents in the UK, not sure I will see them again, new born neice over there, might get to meet her before she is 18.
I have given up on the news, the sensatialism of the whole thing is a major issue, I check the local government new cases and areas to watch each day and that is it, I don't need to see whatever statistic they have made up from the numbers this week or what rumour they have heard about minced Donald Trump curing covid.
My point is, my life is good at the moment and yet this whole thing has had a major impact on me mentally and emotionally. Anyone else needs to check themselves out honestly, and those who are doing it on the tougher side of the scale with lockdowns and job losses, keep talking, keep reaching out.
Hang in there buddy I’ve basically been in lockdown since the 10th off December last year, not prison btw
The lockdown is getting to me slowly now, I don’t watch the news anymore, havnt for a year roughly. It’s pathetic. Manage to watch the weather on channel 7 everynight tho ...