Seriously. Stay home. Embrace your laziness. Stop trying to leave your damn house.
What's that? You're feeling cabin fever? You want to actually get up off the couch and go outside?
What the fuck?
People are weird man.
We complain about working a 9 to 5 and wish we could stay home. Now that we're being told to stay home, we want to go back to working.
We have a little bit of Grass Is Greener Syndrome. The other side always looks better.
But c'mon now.
Do you really miss your job? Do you. REALLY!?
Heck no you don't! Be honest with yourself. You hate waking up at the ass crack of dawn.
You hate schlepping to work, arguing with your boss, dealing with pissy customers.
You wanted to stay home all day on the couch.
Now. You get what you want and what? You don't want it any more?
Man, the human brain is weird. We always want opposite of what we have. We're never satisfied. We chase after "what ifs" instead of appreciating "what is".
We put more value on what we don't have than what we already do, in the present.
The chair looks comfier than the couch until we sit in it... then the couch looks comfier. Man just pick a spot to sit and enjoy it.
Look, you don't miss your job. You don't even really miss going out.
What you miss is having a choice. What you miss is having a routine.
You can have both those things while locking yourself up in this quarantine.
You can make a daily list of tasks to do, doesn't necessarily need to be productive, but these tasks will make you feel some sense of structure.
Yeah, you miss that. Structure. As shitty as going to your job was, at least there were some predictable aspects to your daily life.
Now you just sit there wondering how the hell to pass the time. Just fucking choose. Procrastinate with purpose. Make a damn list of something, anything to do. I don't care if it's watching a weird Tiger show.
And look, you don't gotta wake up early. Screw that. But wake up with purpose. Have the intention of doing something you plan.
Realize there's lots of possibilities to choose from: what to watch, what to play, what to read.
Once you introduce routine and choice into your life again, the nostalgia of working at your job will soon fade and you'll begin to realize this quarantine really isn't much different than your lazy lifestyle that you would prefer anyway.
Maybe you don't want to sit on the couch all day any more because you're being told to. You little rebel you.
Don't be a reckless prick just to say NO to authority. There are other ways to "stick it to the man" than spreading a virus around.
Like maybe establishing a lazy ass business so you're not schlepping as a corporate slave after this all blows over.
Anyway, enjoy the Stay at Home Order. Stop feeling so trapped. You're free to do what you want...and you know damn well you'd choose to stay the fuck home anyway so do it!
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