Major Life Decisions and Painful Self-Awareness
00:00 Congrats, you found the beginning of the episode. Yeehaw.
01:55 Describing ‘Rona Rut: The Sequel and how it’s different than the first bout I had.
02:50 My anxiety is up because I don’t have as many opportunities to practice dealing with it.
06:40 Now that I’m cruising on my new meds, I have more time and clarity to evaluate the way I’m living my life and boo, I ain’t feelin’ it. I’m struggling to merge New Elaine with Old Elaine.
08:20 Setting better boundaries while working from home. Taking PTO for mental health
10:30 Self-care waves: dance, making MY OWN TACOS, cleaning up my shit.
12:56 Realizing I have a hard time letting go of items and THOUGHTS WOW.
13:57 Update about if I’m moving or not and also how I’m making big life decisions and not beating them to death like I normally do.
16:43 Existential crisis. What do I want to do with my life once the world opens up again?
18:04 Before I was on the right meds, a lot of my time was spent trying to stay afloat. Now that I’m better, I can’t help but feel like I “wasted” so much time and have to somehow make up for it.
20:32 I’ve become really good at procrastinating on my creative projects and I’m both proud and sad.
24:02 We all get into ruts, even when it isn’t 2020.
25:53 My sick af outro mofos.
Howdy, Heifers! I talked about the ‘Rona Rut when we were five weeks into quarantine so I wanted to do an update after having been quarantined for six months. I’m out of practice of using my anxiety muscles–the tools you use to battle the mini anxieties like opening a door to a new place–which started a spiral of “I’M DECAYING MY GOD EVERYTHING I’VE LEARNED IN THE PAST 6 YEARS HAS BEEN WASTED.” This thought was a tad outrageous but it did lead me to making this episode so we can commiserate together!
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