As we continue to be relegated to our houses, many of us are feeling like we should be unbelievably creative and productive. When, in reality, we are finding this lack of structure to be incredibly anxiety producing. Here’s an article that speaks to some of this tension:
“[There isn’t a] good answer to the question of how hard you should be working or how productive you should be during a pandemic. We’re in a global crisis, and if we are extremely lucky, we’re sitting in our homes and trying to work through it. Taking on big and absorbing projects might be soothing right now, because we have been taught to experience labor as soothing and this is not the ideal moment to start deprogramming capitalism from our brains. But it also might feel impossible to take on any additional labor right now, because dealing with the loss we’re feeling is monumental enough.
Those are both perfectly reasonable, understandable reactions. Be kind to yourself. Do what feels good to you, and what you have to do to make it through this.”