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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Relax
Honestly, I don’t feel relaxed at all. In fact my anxiety is at an all time high. But I’ve chosen relax because it’s all you seem to be hearing lately. A relax in the rules mean we can meet up with people and pretty soon go shopping for many other things than the necessities. We can visit more places including zoos and drive-in cinemas. (I’ve never been to a drive-in cinema, have you?)
The risk of COVID 19 seems a lot less now so we can all relax and get on with life. It won’t be the same, we still have to observe social distancing, but things are returning to normal.
The thing is, people don’t seem to be understanding these more relaxed rules and life has just gone back to normal anyway. Visiting parks and friends and having people over to their homes. Then there are the demonstrations and visits to the beach. Social distancing becoming increasingly difficult to observe.
I’ve still no ventured out. I feel even more anxious now. I really don’t feel so relaxed at all. Then I have other worries that have taken me over this week, and when I worry, I stress, and when I stress I find it difficult to relax. When I don’t get the chance to relax I get ill and end up losing almost an entire day because my body has refused to move.
I guess I got to relax after all, even though it was painful too.
How do you feel about the relaxed rules? Do you have your support bubble?
Now, it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?
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I’m enjoying the relaxed rules. Because the support bubble means that I get to see my boyfriend again! In general though, I worry that everyone is becoming a bit too relaxed! Hopefully we’re not headed for a second peak, but I wouldn’t be surprised if we did. #wotw
Oh Anne, I feel the exact same way! The irony of the relaxed rules making us feel more anxious about it all, it’s not lost on me. The phrase “give them an inch and they’ll take a mile” comes to mind. I’m not planning any big trips out anywhere for a long time, but I do really want to see my family in Glasgow. I imagine we will end up resorting to creating our own bubble, agreeing to self-isolate completely before the visit to protect each other. Remember that, whilst you don’t have control over what others do, you have control over what your own household does. You can keep yourselves safe and that’s what matters! #wotw
Emma. a lot of my distress is caused by a trusted family member breaking our bubble and totally ruining everything with their selfishness 🙁
I have mixed feelings about the relaxing of the rules. I’ve adhered to them, some people have acted as if lockdown never happened. I guess my support bubble is my parents, but I can only see them in their garden and it’s really not the weather for that. I have said for a while that the *bubble* should be extended to family, after all we know where the other people have been so to speak, you can’t say the same about a cleaner… I hope your week is more relaxing than last, take care of yourself.
I used to go to drive in movies when I was a kid. They all closed around here but now some places are opening up again due to the virus. I want to try one – they sound like fun. Rules are relaxing here in the US too and people are not social distancing, from what I can see. The virus is still here. People are still getting sick. I would like to relax too but I struggle with it.
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I’ve yet to go to a drive-in movie either. One day! I need to take a break from all things news this weekend so I can relax more too. Such a tense time. Things have definitely relaxed in my area…and the covid numbers are spiking again as a result. 🙁 Many people aren’t abiding by the few solid rules we have been given to keep everyone safe. It makes me anxious.
Oh no! Sending hugs! Even though the rules are relaxing I am still worrying and being cautious. Thankfully my family are being sensible and even with Becky’s girlfriend coming and visiting once a week they are keeping their distance. I’m so proud of them.
Take care and stay safe x
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Relaxation of the rules is a real mixed one isn’t it? I’m so glad that I’ll be able to see my mum next week for the first time in three months as we’ll be in a social bubble together but there is a big difference between relaxing the rules and going back to normal. I get quite anxious too with people getting more careless about maintaining social distancing. I’m sorry that not being able to relax resulted in a day of you not being able to move. I hope that you’re feeling better now. #WotW