by clio gourevitch
After a few days of isolation, cabin fever started getting to me. I felt cooped up, having read and texted for most of four days. In the evening, I decided to call some friends.
That call lasted around four hours, and almost every night since then, I have called friends. This has helped me go back to a somewhat more normal lifestyle, watching movies, chatting, and laughing with friends—reducing my anxiety over the current crisis. Although we sometimes spent brief moments talking about the rising numbers of cases and the shutdown of schools and businesses, we spent most of the time simply trying to maintain some type of normalcy.
This brief but pleasant escape has helped me so much in the past week and a half. Although it may seem more forced or harder to keep a conversation going, it is still healthy to joke and laugh—even during the worst situations. I would recommend trying to call friends at least a few times a week, because keeping in contact with those you love can keep us all sane during these difficult times.
Clio Gourevitch, BHSEC Queens
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