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For anyone going though lockdown
« on: August 06, 2021, 11:02:17 pm »
Hey, hope everyone is well:
So idk if this is gonna really get much responses but I figured hey, why not: So I thought I would create this thread for anyone in Australia who is currently in lockdown, so if ur feeling down, need to vent, want some advice then post here, no judgement/shame in however your feeling.
So to begin here is how I am feeling:

Ok I will elaborate: Tis been a rough few weeks, I spent months studying for a big physics competition which I ended up blowing which hit me hard, the last round of assesments I did ended up being really, really bad, like a string of scores from 50-70 which left me feeling really disapointed. Coupled that with some minor family fights and u get my current mental state. I really needed some friends but lockdown last time prevented me from seeing anyone, now we have another one. Won't lie, this one really, really stings. I do have a theory that your room reflects your mental state, and right now my room and desk is so bad I wake up, shif tthe stuff on the floor to my bed and then just reverse at night in order for it to be usable. Beyond this we fam were gonna get together for the first time in weeks due to other lockdowns to celebrate aniversery where a some family members died, my grandmother who I hold very dear in particular was looking foward to it, went all out of buying stuff for the fam to eat aaaaand boom, cancelled.
 The lockdown is definetely hitting me hard and my mental state vs time is reaching an undefined gradient. But right now I am just taking it one day at a time.
"Don't give up, and don't put too much effort into things that don't matter"-Albert Einstein, probably.


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Re: For anyone going though lockdown
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2021, 11:33:27 pm »
Speaking from a Melbourne perspective (as I think you are as well?) we've got experience dealing with it, and I kinda know the things I can and can't do in the next couple of weeks and what I'll need to do to cope.  And yet...

Feeling both resigned to getting through yet another lockdown and in shock at the same time.  The whiplash of going from donut day celebrations to speculating about a coming lockdown without any time to pause in between the two.

Going into lockdown 6 and hearing others talking about lockdown 8 or 10 as if they're inevitably lurking round the corner.  The "Not again!" dread.  There's still room for optimism long-term, but it's so much harder to be optimistic in the short term than it was in, say, mid-May when we'd had a few months of increasing freedoms.

How can you make plans if even the near-last-minute plans made for the weekend or next week can be cancelled at a moment's notice?  How can you have any confidence in what's going to happen next?

The knowledge that the restrictions on things that I might actually want to do post-lockdown take time to be relaxed, and lockdown 6 just restarts the clock on things we'd hardly recovered post-4 and hadn't recovered post-5 (as one of my co-workers said yesterday, it hardly felt we were out of lockdown).

The knowledge that, despite the far too common invocation of "If everyone just does The Right Thing it will all be sorted", for most there is nothing we can do to stop it, just deal with it as and when it arises.
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Re: For anyone going though lockdown
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2021, 12:59:57 pm »
Melbourne lockdown #6. Thinks have gotten so absurd that at school we lost count of how which one we were going into.

I've tried to be as hopeful as I can, but I do get my bad days.

Here are some tips to those of you in lockdown:
- Don't read/watch the news (especially if its about COVID). It will only make you depressed. I learnt this the hard way.
- Go outside. It really makes a difference.
- Actually do online learning. It'll take your mind off things.
- Try and socialise (within restrictions). Zoom call your friends, go for a walk (with 1), etc.
- Spend time with your family, you probably won't get this chance again when you're older.
- Stay positive. Don't think Ah, if only Daniel Andrews did this... or Ah, if only the people did.... It won't change anything, so stay in the now and don't dwell in the past. Think towards the future (but don't think of lockdowns).
- Know that we're lucky, because things could be worse (Melburnians: we could've had a Sydney-style outbreak. Sydney: We could've had an outbreak like the one in the US last year, WW3 probably would've happened if it wasn't for COVID, etc.)

Stay safe.