I'm curious how others are dealing with the anxiety and stress around the coronavirus pandemic. I see a few references here and there on these boards, but thought it might be useful to have a thread for folks to talk about how you are being impacted, how it's affecting your drinking, and how you are coping.
It's creating so much uncertainty and anxiety for me, at a time when I already had more uncertainty and anxiety than I wanted due to my in-progress divorce, my STBX's (soon-to-be-ex's) potential 80% reduction in salary, etc. I had definitely been having an upswing in my drinking. Now I'm down to two bottles of wine in the house, which motivated me to have an AF day today. I'm trying to delay going out as long as possible and minimize outings. Today is the first AF day I've had in weeks. The last time, I was out of town for work, away from my STBX, so that was easy. I'm feeling really proud that it's after 10 pm, and in spite of having been the same house with him since Friday, both of us off work this week, I haven't had anything to drink.
What helped today: a long walk, chamomile tea, spicy V-8 with extra tabasco, and a couple of hours of getting rid of things in preparation for downsizing to move to an apartment. I also had a video call with a friend, and watched some fun TV (old Simpsons and some Bob's Burgers).
So how about y'all?
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emelle, I appreciate this thread. I think we're all absolutely on edge during this world health crisis and it's a wonder every one of us is not trying to completely numb out with booze! I've been staying the course and I'm still solid in my PE status--I am not drinking any more than 2-2.5 at any one time, and it's down to only 2 or 3 times per week. So all's good there, but I'm sure missing the ability to zone out and release some anxiety that alcohol used to bring. Now I'm trying to find new ways to ease anxiety. I'm exercising a LOT more than normal. Treadmill walking, some limited walks outside, and bodyweight exercises in the living room. I'm not sure if it's helping, because I'm still having grave anxiety and can't sleep well at night. But I guess that's par for the course and everyone else is dealing with the same.
I have a puzzle going on the dining room table and I find it very meditative and relaxing. Trying to eat well, but I find myself drawn to snacking, probably out of boredom.
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