Coronavirus took my energy
I retired 13 months ago and was doing fine, had a plan to downsize out of this home. The house is OK but the yard is killing us and we're not as into shoveling snow as we used to be. I had two fiber arts groups to attend and DAR activities. Things were going well.
Now with coronavirus abroad, I am home nearly all the time. I fool around on the tablet doing home decor, but beyond that, virtually nothing. My cholesterol is higher though my weight is down. And so's my energy and motivation.
My husband and I are both low-energy people, get along fine, and generally aren't terribly social so feel we ought to do fine with the stay-at-home protocols. We use masks I made when out. But it's hard to find things to do so it's mostly shopping at 6 AM for food or pop in at the post office for mail.
I am terrified of COVID-19 even though we've had 3 cases in our county this entire time. I don't want the guilt of killing my husband by bringing the virus home--he has multiple risk factors and mine are getting worse all the time.
Other than that, things are peachy. I don't feel depressed, but then I usually don't feel it before I crash. I'm on two medications for depression.
So my plan is to force myself to do one extra thing each day that gets me closer to my goal of downsizing. I do get up and bathe and dress each day, that's a given even when deathly depressed. I eat decently and get enough sleep. It's just the activity part I need to work on.