At the start of the ECQ, sobrang stressed out ako and may mga panic attacks (since I live with my kids and grandparents, in short high risk)— My staff and colleagues experienced the same. What we did lang was talk it out and accepted that we are experiencing it. We are open about it. Two of us did yoga and do stuff that makes us happy like cooking, drawing, dancing (oh yes ginamit namin ang tiktok para magrelease ng stress), so medyo okay na kami now. Yung mga extroverts samin, hindi pa rin na ka cope eh.
I also have OCD, eto sinasanay ko lang sarili ko sa mess, and it’s like, “it’s okay to be not okay”.
One example is like when I am eating, I always check my clothes kasi anxious ako na baka may nahulog sa damit ko. To cope is, isipin ko nalang na people really dont care if madumi damit ko.
My Ex once told me when I can’t stop checking my clothes “para kang siraulo”. I was like, hayup na to, siraulo na nga don’t rub it in a**hole!