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Still going to be working from home for another couple of months. Lack of daily human interaction has undermined my social confidence (which was never great to begin with) quite a bit...
 

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I am in Australia at the moment but I dont know.
I dont really go out much...
Today when i took the dog for the walk there were alot of cars dropping kids off at the near college so i think it has ended
Sorry to hear that. I think it is normal to feel agitated, because we all have no idea on when this virus will end or at least have some clear guidelines (lucky NZ) on the way forward. Uncertaintainty just produces more adrenalin and our hearts keep on pumping as if we expect a cobra to jump out of the bushes and strike anytime. It's like been a warzone.

Have you tried changing your routine and getting into other activities? Depending on your ability of course - been creative (painting, writing, drawing, baking), doing some new exercise regimes, etc, just to take your mind off things, especially when do routine mundane things. Sometimes even writing your thoughts down helps or crying in the shower if need me - even beating the bed...

Having a job you love helps, especially a one with flexible working hours.
 

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Sorry to hear that. I think it is normal to feel agitated, because we all have no idea on when this virus will end or at least have some clear guidelines (lucky NZ) on the way forward. Uncertaintainty just produces more adrenalin and our hearts keep on pumping as if we expect a cobra to jump out of the bushes and strike anytime. It's like been a warzone.

Have you tried changing your routine and getting into other activities? Depending on your ability of course - been creative (painting, writing, drawing, baking), doing some new exercise regimes, etc, just to take your mind off things, especially when do routine mundane things. Sometimes even writing your thoughts down helps or crying in the shower if need me - even beating the bed...

Having a job you love helps, especially a one with flexible working hours.

Appreciate the kind words and inspiration so i am going to make pogacsa!
I can work from home as an architect which keeps the mind busy at home. Definitely don't love the work i am doing at the moment though, lol it is draining having electronic communication and alot of the time it is just change this change that not "nice work!"
But this is maybe a consequence of using technology and not dealing w8th clients face to face.


How are you going? Are you open again yet?
 

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Still going to be working from home for another couple of months. Lack of daily human interaction has undermined my social confidence (which was never great to begin with) quite a bit...
I feel you SP. It’s totally normal. None of us have ever had this kind of event or social break like this before last this long. It’s like I’ve forgotten how to socialise properly.

My main concern at the moment is just uni related, as I’m not sure what to do with accommodation and am getting zero information or contact from Uni regarding this either. Part of me wants to defer my place to next year, I’m concerned about paying all this money and not even getting the fresh start / new social opportunities that come with doing your degree when you live in the halls of residence. I guess I’ll have to wait and see, but the R number rising again in the UK makes me sad because after the USA (no surprise there), we are doing the worst in the entire world regarding this now. 300 deaths a day still and nearly 2k daily infections, it’s insane.
 

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Are you guys still in lockdown?
Lockdown measures were lowered starting in 31st of May across the whole country but my city experienced a rise in critical cases so the city went back to the previous lockdown measures after only one week.
Confirmed daily cases are on the rise once again.
The theory about the virus gradually disappearing from hot weather is not happening.
It's over 40°C during the afternoon where I live since mid-May.
I went to work from office for only one week and even though I don't mind staying home, I'm so annoyed from the fact that lockdown is not bringing the number of infections down.
 

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I'm doing ok, but getting a bit bored now. I don't mind being at home for most of this period, as I am quite used to it and it's pretty normal in my household (although the loneliness does creep in a bit here and there).

Restrictions are starting to get relaxed in Australia now, but I will still be working from home 5 days a week, so not like I can do much now except for the weekends. I did start a new position at my company about 3 weeks ago now, and that was quite interesting. I can imagine it will be a bit of a shock once I actually see my new colleagues in person :LOL:

Have started going for hits with my friends on the weekends now so thats good fun.

Also thinking of getting a Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately though, everyone seems to have the same idea as you can't really find them anywhere without paying over the top prices for them and also having to wait a month or so for it to arrive! Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I just go for the Switch Lite instead?
I wish I had friends, it seems like most people have at least one.
 

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Lockdown measures were lowered starting in 31st of May across the whole country but my city experienced a rise in critical cases so the city went back to the previous lockdown measures after only one week.
Confirmed daily cases are on the rise once again.
The theory about the virus gradually disappearing from hot weather is not happening.
It's over 40°C during the afternoon where I live since mid-May.
I went to work from office for only one week and even though I don't mind staying home, I'm so annoyed from the fact that lockdown is not bringing the number of infections down.
Yeah. I think globally there was a pretty big expectation that warmer temperatures would at least hinder the virus to a significant level, even if it didn't eliminate it altogether. But what seems to be happening throughout the world right now is suggesting more and more that warmer temperatures have little to no effect on the virus' ability to spread, which is, to put it mildly, very disappointing.
 

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Yeah. I think globally there was a pretty big expectation that warmer temperatures would at least hinder the virus to a significant level, even if it didn't eliminate it altogether. But what seems to be happening throughout the world right now is suggesting more and more that warmer temperatures have little to no effect on the virus' ability to spread, which is, to put it mildly, very disappointing.
But why do you say that? Who expected it? That's simply wishful thinking.

All the Australian and other Southern Hemisphere posters (including me), as well those in equatorial regions, were adamant that our hot summer temperatures made absolutely no difference to the spread of the virus.
 

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I wish I had friends, it seems like most people have at least one.
The world is filled with people with diverse interests and personalities and we can all find a group in which we belong. The challenge is to find your own tribe. Have you taken opportunities to make friends? It's hard but maybe reaching out to others in meetup groups can help? Based on your profile at least, it seems you do have friends in TF :)
 

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even though lockdown measures have eased here a lot, me and my parents are basically still being very careful
 

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Appreciate the kind words and inspiration so i am going to make pogacsa!
I can work from home as an architect which keeps the mind busy at home. Definitely don't love the work i am doing at the moment though, lol it is draining having electronic communication and alot of the time it is just change this change that not "nice work!"
Send me some pogácsa and we can talk the perks of being an architect in isolation :geek:
 

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Am so terribly stir crazy! I only have 2 passsions in life with one being food and the other being youth sports. So far, buying food and cooking has not really been much of a problem for me. But because the high schools, colleges, and municipal leagues have all closed down, I have not been able to attend any sports matches. After 3 1/2 months of staying at home watching TV or movies or browsing online, I am sooooooooo utterly antsy!!

Can't really go anywhere so I have to stay in my cramped apartment. A few posts ago someone complained of not having friends and not being able to fraternize all that much. I know the feeling since I'm old and almost all of my pals have croaked. I'll probably be there soon enough, too. Who knows? With this plague I may be there sooner than later!
 

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The guy who pretended to cough on people in a supermarket in New Zealand is now in prison (admittedly for doing something else while on bail for the original charges).
He's now been sentenced to 16 months in prison for "offensive behaviour." I would struggle to recall ANYONE else being imprisoned for that in the recent past. A small fine, or convicted and discharged, is the usual result.
 
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