We all have things as need to do to keep an even keel — blogging, exercising, reading, cooking. What’s yours?
This is very timely question, because we are living in uncertain times and it’s so easy to go crazy! I go through it every now and then, and usually takes a few days before I recover from it. With everything that’s going on, it’s really hard to maintain some sort of balance.
For me, it is actually travelling. That’s why I am always the first one on queue whenever airlines have seat sales. That’s why I always schedule something, whether it’s just for a weekend or like a week out of the country. It’s what keeps me sane. I live with my family and it’s not the best setup and sometimes, I would get stressed about it. Sometimes, work can be really stressful as well, so it’s so therapeutic for me when I know that I can look forward to even a short holiday at the beach or something. Like, even with a really stressful work week, you at least feel better and forget about things for a while during the weekend before you face another tedious work week. But with the pandemic, I obviously cannot do that. Weekdays and weekends are the same. Days and nights are the same. We don’t even know what day it is anymore. I don’t know when I will be able to travel again. I have a flight next month that I will most likely rebook to take next year. Since we can’t go out, I need to be more creative to keep an even keel.
During this quarantine, doing different hobbies has helped a lot. I have been blogging a lot, pretty much just writing about anything and everything. Funny, I used to not write too many personal stuff on here, but now, they’re all I talk about. I have been taking care of plants and so far, nothing has died. I have been doing embroidery and macrame, but I’ve had enough of that too quickly. I have slowly turned my room around doing as many DIYs I could. I have been catching up with TV series and movies. Basically, everything and anything one can do to ease boredom and restlessness. I do think that maybe it’s time for me to really buy a new sewing machine. Maybe upcycling clothes would be my new favorite thing to do. Putting that in my September shopping list. LOL.
Inspired by this ebook, “365 Days of Writing Prompts” posted here.