Social distancing is not that difficult for me. I am a prepper and have had food stock and rotation as long as I can remember, more so since sobriety.
I run and exercise alone and my germophobe nature has made me avoid the gym and invest in weights and mats to workout at home already as I got bad norovirus and I’m convinced it was the gym. I still socialize but I’m not shy to remind politely about social distancing when I need to and comfortable with cutting down if need be. I’ve started facetiming family and friends more already and we’re working from home and using zoom as of Friday. People have started joining me in disinfecting their desks and equipment in the office so there’s some positives and I no longer am viewed as the wierd guy in that regard.
I live alone and I’m used to isolation, but might have an elderly friend come to live with me for a while - not sure how that’ll work out but I care for him with groceries and meals regularly, he’s LGBT too with no close family and it might make it easier, but need to see what the rules are in the next week in the UK, it looks like we are due to quarantine over 70s for 4 months so hopefully that keeps my parents etc safe, but then we have the logistics of providing for them to think about and need to mobilize with my siblings to do that whilst keeping grandkids away.
I have the space for my friend, but rumours are strict quarantine isolation for over 70s. The government is frustratingly slow at taking action and testing is not being carried out unless symptoms are greater than 7 days which seems crazy but that’s it.
It’s my parents and elderly folk I am close to that I’m really worried about. I’ve had to have some serious conversation with them about the importance of it, they look at me like I’m crazy, which I guess I am to a certain extent but not about this, I’ve been wary of this since day 1.
I’m so grateful to be sober to deal with this and help people. It has brought some anxiety which I haven’t felt for a while but I am working on that and upping my meditation and refocusing on living in the moment rather than let fear manifest in my mind.
Stay safe everyone, stay strong and stay sober.