Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Shanah @Bionic Book Worm. She sets weekly prompts every month and they’re always great prompts. Though I must admit, I’ve never completed doing all prompts in a month. Last month, I blame it to my anxiety. My anxiety stopped me from being creative, but I’m feeling better. I decided that my anxiety will not be a boss of me anymore.
So here I am, participating in one of beloved weekly memes. This week’s topic is Sanity Savers or Things I enjoy doing while in isolation. It’s really hard to focus right now, but after three weeks in isolation, I’m finally able to focus on somethings. Here they are.
It wasn’t easy to read at first. It wasn’t easy to focus on the story. It wasn’t easy to enjoy anything while the world is suffering. But I get over it and before I knew it, I’ve been reading every night – 1 book before I fall asleep. It made me reach an astonishing number of books read last month. I read 22 books, and even reviewed most of them. If you want to see what books I’ve read and read my reviews, you can check out my March Wrap-Up here.
Sleeping is one of the hardest especially with anxiety, but lately, I’ve been sleeping a lot. And no, it’s not depression. At first though, I thought it’s my depression that’s making me want to sleep. It’s not and it’s not fatigue because I feel rested every time I wake up. I’m literally sleeping for 15 or more hours a day. That’s too much, I know but I’m not complaining. I’m using the isolation to rest my body.
3.) Reading my Bible/devotion/meditation
I believe this helps a lot with everything. Before isolation, I read the bible every other day but now, I read it every day. It calms me and it’s definitely making my faith stronger. I feel like I’m closer to God than ever before and I love it. My faith is really important to me so I’m very happy the isolation is somehow helping me grow it.
I’m really enjoying Litsy guys. Before isolation, I’ve heard a lot of good things about this community but only during isolation, I finally joined. Now my love for it rivals my love for Goodreads. Also the people there are so friendly. But as you can see, my followers are still few, so if you’re on Litsy, can you guys follow me?I’ll follow back, of course. Here’s my PROFILE LINK if you want to follow me.
5.) Spending Time with my little Cousins
When our community quarantine was announced, I was visiting my aunt for a night. Unfortunately, it was effective immediately. At midnight, I can’t go out anymore. So here I am, stuck at a house that is not my home. I also don’t have anything with me except the clothes I’m wearing, my old laptop and a toothbrush. It’s a nightmare really which I think makes my anxiety more serious. Thankfully, I’m close with my two little cousins and I’ve been spending a lot of time with them. We’ve been watching lots of films. You bet we’ve already watched thousands classic and new kids films. And before quarantine ends, I think we’ll be able to watch a thousand more.
Last night, it was announced that the lockdowns will be extended till April 30, so I need to find more things to keep my time. I also hope I can finally write. My creative juices are just not flowing.
What’s keeping you busy while in isolation? Any advice to me to keep my sanity intact? Let’s chat.