If its just 2020 related then here are my thoughts:
If you know who you're going to vote for just stop listening to the debates. There is no need to fill yourself with that toxicity just to get confirmation that you're making the right choice.
(Normally I advocate that you catch them all but these are stressful times.)
Start filling your life with positive input. You don't have access to a lot of things/people who bring joy to your life. You need to seek it out.
Know that you're probably deprived of things you wouldn't really think about. Sunlight, touch, voice, etc.
Try to remind yourself to take 5 minutes to just sit outside. Find places to visit that you can safely social distance.
Also find some way to get exercise! Just the bare minimum can help.
If there is no one or any pet to cuddle- give yourself some self love. Massage your shoulder, arms, legs and so on.
(Honestly I'm suffering from touch deprivation. I start feeling an anxiety attack coming on I just hug my cat and my heart rate stabilizes instantly)
Call people on the phone, get dinner with friends/family who are also social distancing at restaurants that have good practices.
Since there's no billable work to do today and possibly tomorrow I've stepped away from my work computer and I'm going to push to finish my entry on time. (Halfway colored- still a bit of lining to do)
I hate to say this but being realistic I might need an extension to this weekend. All that free time I thought I was going to have blipped out of existence. Which is more good than bad- but I still feel guilty about it. :(
Eum- This is a fairly new routine for me since I've recently graduated and covid- but basically I have a pretty open schedule in terms of weekly obligations. The problem is that the open times fill up pretty quickly and I don't always have the energy to go around the clock.
My webcomic just takes time because I spend a lot of time on it. That last speed-draw thing I uploaded took 6 hours to draw and I don't always have the energy to put in another full work day into my comic after clocking out of my job. So this is exacccttly why I'm not uploading until the volume is done. I can take a two-month hiatus if needed and somehow I feel like I can easily return to it. If it's something that I'm in the process of posting I don't feel like I have that freedom. It takes the responsibility of hosting a good time off my shoulders while I do the work.
I am one that reads a lot of comics too. I keep up with about 25+ webcomics from 4 different websites. I basically never take the time to comment coz I would never get through it all but it's honestly pretty easy for me. Most artists don't post very often so I may not hear anything from one comic for 6 months and then they start posting again. It would be different if everyone posted consistently every week. I would drown. (And when the reading list starts to die, I just start looking for new comics or binge the ones I've been meaning to read. So in total I've probably read way too many comics lol)
BUT- I don't think you should feel bad that you aren't reading other people's work. Like in my case- ppl will never notice the difference since I don't comment or always leave likes. This isn't a club where you have to give a like to get a like. Some people are readers, some people are creators, and some are both or neither. Don't waste time on pointless obligations.
The Accidental Ninja:During my first year of college, I had a terrible and extremely stressful experience with my roommate (which caused me to almost fail out of college). Long story short, because of some of the specific events that happened then, ever since then I get triggered whenever I hear whispering/conversations in low voices. Which made getting through the rest of college pretty tough, since everybody whispers in large lecture halls. I skipped a fair amount of classes because of that.
Anyway, my current roommate likes to talk on the phone a lot, which, through the walls of the house, sounds pretty much like the type of thing that sends me right into anxiety/panic mode. It is very hard to get work done this way. And it's not like I can tell her to not have phone calls; it's not her fault that the walls in this apartment are paper-thin.
And the worst part is that I feel really stupid for having been so affected by what happened that year in college. It wasn't even that serious, nobody got hurt or anything, and most people would probably say it wasn't that big of a deal anyway. It's not like I can really help it, but I feel so dumb about it anyway.
Ugh, I hate this.
Definitely don't feel alone, my roommate played a role in sending me into a depression involving self harm and other not so fun stuff. I'm not so sure forcing strangers to live together in college is an entirely healthy approach.
And also I really resonate with the lasting effects. I always push myself hard to overcome things and sometimes it works but sometimes you get emotional scars that you can't just knock out of the park. Give it time and be patient with yourself. Respect your anxiety and why you have it. Self love is also self acceptance. ♡
I'm really struggling with mine. I feel like I don't even know where to begin explaining it because the plot shifts gears so much.
I think I need to just write a pitch for each volume and update as needed. It would be much simpler and less spoiler-y.
My bookmark is this but I want it to be more concise:
Mankind is on the brink of extinction and has no place in the universe besides high-risk labor jobs. Terran puts her temper to use as a hired gun. When she is employed by a mysterious parthling seeking to understand humans, she too begins to understand what being human really means
I haven't heard any recent creepypastas so I need to start hunting but nothing ever scares me anymore. :(
I even went on a ghost tour and we went to death row... the only fear people experienced was what they brought with them. We got to hear stories that were never publicized because the people running the penitentiary have all the private documents, letters, notes, etc.
But Mike Flanagan's haunted house dramas on Netflix are really good. Not super scary but they both have a really good story.
-Corpse Husband, Mr Nightmare, and Mr. Creepypasta are all good channels to subscribe to.
Rob Dyke was really great but I think his youtube days are basically over. Youtube choked him out with demonization. I think someone in corp hated his last name.. which is so dumb because that's literally his name.