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  1. Adyns68

    It can really be frustrating but as you said we need to let go of that feeling and adjust with our new normal. I am taking this opportunity to establish a new routine for me and my family to enjoy each other’s company.

    With the help of the internet, we keep in touch with family and friends.

    Thanks for sharing

    • RhondaLeigh

      Hi Adyns68, thanks for your thoughts.  And good for you, adjusting to your new normal and reconnecting with your family.  My kids live far far away, and we text daily.  It seems like, since this whole thing started, that we connect a lot more than we used to.  Thank goodness for our families at this time!  Anyway, good luck with the new routine, and stay safe!  RhondaLeigh

  2. Todd Matthews

    For me, I tend to stay inside as it is and only go out when I go to the gym or out to eat with one of my friends – but with this lockdown coming in the spring and with the weather cooperating here in the Pittsburgh area, I’ve simply taken half my workouts outside – in seclusion – doing five-mile runs around the warehouses and heading to the store only when needed – but I’m an agoraphobe so being in a grocery too long even under normal circumstances is a chore, let alone a virus spreading like a wildfire. 

    There is good news over here, though, and it’s that the stores aren’t barren of stock, meaning the panic buying phase in my neck of the woods has come and gone – thank goodness, too! I think we’ll ultimately be okay though – hopefully by mid-May this will be a thing of the past, or at least it’ll have already climaxed. We can’t predict it – I don’t even think the experts on the news can – it’s like trying to predict who goes where in the NFL Draft – but we can remain optimistic.

    • RhondaLeigh

      Hey Todd, thanks reading and commenting on my post.  Good for you for keeping up your exercise.  I will be covering exercise in the coming posts.  I think we all have had to get creative to keep our exercise routines going.  And, yes, my husband, the grocery store manager, agrees that the hoarder phase is close to over, as his store has calmed down a great deal.   And yes, I’m not a sports fan, nor do I care that much about the NFL (sorry) but I agree that there’s no predicting what will happen next, and all we can really do is plan for the worst and hope for the best.  Thanks again for sharing your sentiments, and stay safe out there in Pittsburgh!  RhondaLeigh

  3. Lee

    I think you hit on what is important in the first part of your post. In order to “hunker down” effectively, you need a routine to build from. I think this alone helps with sanity. I believe this post is a good perspective. You are maintain a routine, doing the things that have been advised to stay safe, and making sure that the right decisions are still being made (eating clean, etc..). I think this is what our family is doing. Of course, all of my kids are young, so my daily routine involves the continuation of their education. By the way, I started on Noom at the beginning of the year, but I may need to relook at it, it seems to be a benefit for you. 

    • RhondaLeigh

      Hi Lee, thank you for reading my article and thanks for your comments.  And you are right, keeping a routine is something I’ve heard recommended in my many hours of COVID-19 news coverage binge.  I had not until now, thought about the people having to work on distance learning with their kids.  My kids are in their 30s, so I don’t have that issue.  This, I am sure, is a difficult aspect to the new normal for anybody with kids.  Thanks for pointing that out.  Do check out Noom again.  It’s been a real help!  And thanks again for visiting my website.  Good luck to you and stay safe!  RhondaLeigh

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