Coping With Cabin Fever

Coping With Cabin Fever

The new social distancing and restrictions on movements measures mean we’re all pretty much stuck at home all day every day. For the next two weeks at least.

Even for a glued-to-the-couch spud like me that feels … like an irritating imposition.

Don’t get me wrong – I agree with it. I believe it’s necessary. And I’ll definitely be adhering to the new restrictions.

But that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

Luckily I live alone – so no one is going to have to put up with me being irritable. If you live with others and you can feel your levels of irritation rising to that point – then take a deep breath and walk outside.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve been out already. Keep at the very least 2 metres between you and everyone else – but go outside and walk it off.

And if anyone questions you tell them a food blogging leprechaun told you to. My guess is at that point they’ll take a couple of steps back and leave you be.

The way I cope with cabin fever is

OK, I actually have no real clue how to cope with cabin fever so this is right off the top of my head – but then so is everything else on this blog. That isn’t a recipe from some book.


So …


I heard something very interesting about exercise. Not a lot of people know this but – apparently it’s very good for you. No honestly, they say it’s great. Now whether or not it’s true – I couldn’t really say. But I’m thinking I might give it a go and see what it does for me. Maybe.

There’s lots and lots of great free and blessedly short workouts online.

Listen to some good music?

There’s this thing called music. It’s great. You won’t believe how good it is. Really.

Watch a good old movie?

I only recently discovered the old Sherlock Holmes films with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce. I love them. They just have a great dynamic.

I love old movies – and by old I mean movies from 1930s and 1940s. They seem to be made to lift your spirits.

Well, the good ones are good. The bad ones can be pretty terrible.

Read or listen to classic literature for free?

Is this all about just getting stuff free online? Yes. I feel better when I get stuff for free. I’m funny that way.

Compulsively consume all coronavirus-related news stories?

Oh no wait, I’ve tried that already. And it’s not very helpful really. Surprising I know, but there you go.

Consider the opinion of others?

Well, as I’m completely out of ideas already I guess I’d better.

Here’s 11 things you can do without leaving your home.

And I guess just take it easy on yourself. And everyone else?

Stay safe and well.


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