Some how I haven't been able to post recently - I think my hiding in plain sight kicked in, even though I've been FaceTiming people, having drinks and nibbles with friends and even playing cards. Mucho Funno and lots of laughs.
I have noticed that David and I
get tetchy more easily at the moment; and then I realised that we are
in a state that initiates the preserving life at all costs, and the
fight or flight response (heightened alertness, all senses working
overtime, extraneous details not required so shut up about them, just
focus on what is critical right now). So Jacinda's Be Kind, Stay Calm,
Stay Home message has a basis in recognition of what this kind of
situation brings out in us naturally.
It also helps
explain why we eat comfort food - to store fat in case of shortage
rather than just because we like the mouth feel - and actually, that's
why we like the mouth feel, so that we will eat it...
am finding that it does help to think about why these responses occur
and what they came from in our distant and not so distant past - finding
the rationale builds my understanding, which in turn helps me not
respond from emotion. Well, most of the time anyway! 🧐🤐🥶🤬
I copied this from a comment I made in FB this morning and somehow it has picked up the emoji - bugger!
Anyway, please stay safe and be as happy as possible. Mxxoo