During Covid-19, many people are having trouble finding the joy in life. Right now, life is still hard.
Many people are still not working, and many are working from home which can be its own source of stress. Long hours, children running around in a state of summer boredom, and those darn meals and dishes that don’t seem to ever get done by themselves.
I’m dealing with a husband, who has been in lockdown since mid-March. He has gotten short-tempered and sees very little joy in his life. He yells a lot. He yells at the TV and at me. Last night I had just about had it.
Early on, during the Covid-19 Lockdown, I admit to being scared, literally a wreck! I would wake in the morning with aching jaws after clenching my teeth all night long. Thankfully, I have a bite guard, or all my teeth would be cracked by now!
Anyway, I decided that I needed to find joy in each day of my life. Be it big or small.
Certainly, the success I have had on the WW Plan with losing weight has helped me, and I worked hard creating good meals for us and trying very hard to live in the land of light.
Once I began to see my grandchildren every few weeks, that also has helped.
My daughter’s family has isolated very strictly like I have. Hygiene is the most important thing for me and for them. So expanding our bubble to include each other has been such a joy!
Tending to, and finding a return to health for Arnie and Anneliese, although stressful at the start, makes me feel so very happy.
Things in the world are crazy and wild, but I try to stay grounded and remember the love, the joy, and the hope for a better future for us all.
I know it isn’t like this for everyone, and I wish I could help them find their own Joy, but this is something they must do for themselves.
Have you been able to find your joy during Covid-19?