@goldenrose I am SO sorry to hear that you’ve been stood down. Have you registered your intent to claim with Centrelink? I know it is a bit of a wait to get the $ unfortunately (some time in April?)
I agree so much – the productivity ‘porn’ on Instagram is doing my head in and I’ve decided to only look at stuff on the internet that makes me feel great about myself right now. So I’ve stopped scrolling on Facebook and Instagram and stopped looking at the news except for once every couple of days checking in to see if there are any updates about social distancing.
@earthmama I’ve mentioned in the dating thread that you can visit your partner under caring reasons or dropping off some groceries etc so you can visit. Basically as I understand it – if you did get COVID – you would have to contact trace so it’s everyone’s responsibility to minimise contact with other humans as much as possible – but we all need love.
So my workout (LOL) – I’ve been alternating with an hour long walk so one day I do this routine, one day I do a walk:
Start with 5 of each and three reps – build up to 10
– Dips (I do this off the edge of our futon)
– Sit ups
– mountain climbers (killer)
– Push ups (knees down for me)
– rest for 30 seconds
Once you are built up to 10 this takes 15 minutes but you get sweaty. I like that it’s fast and just hit’s the reset.
I am off the idea that you have to avoid weight gain during self isolation. I think that the idea being pushed by people on social media is fatphobic and comes from a place of privilege. Some of us are just trying to get by and food is comforting, is tradition, is love. So please eat what you want. Exercise is good for our mental health but it’s OK to feel like poo and sleep right now too.
I’ve also been redecorating and repurposing. It feels nice to have a work from home space that is colourful.. Am considering doing some courses too.