There's been a lot of news about the mental health toll this pandemic is taking. People are isolated and feeling alone. This is leading to depression among large numbers of people.
I do have a lot of interaction with people I work with. However, some of this interaction I'd rather not have. I don't have much interaction with people outside of work. I'm realizing that since moving eighteen months ago I really haven't met anyone. I have no friends here.
In the midst of a pandemic meeting new people is what you are NOT supposed to do.
So this weekend I was feeling kind of depressed myself.
I'm keeping busy during these times. Cooking. Experimenting with my instant pot. Long walks. Exercising. Reading. Calls with my distant friends. Occasionally binge watching a TV series. I've lost weight. I feel healthy. I don't need a lot of social interaction. I don't like being in groups of more than 2 or three.
But little social human contact.
I shouldn't be depressed. I have a lot to be thankful for.