While the FrankFlyer and I are still both well (long may it continue), I’m aware that the present global crisis has seeped into my brain, making itself known through my various – and now common – anxiety dreams.
I’m not a great sleeper at the best of times, but recently my dreams are the kind that wake me up, desperate to complete some task or other. I’ve had dreams about:
- Sitting an exam I’ve never studied for
- Delivering a speech on the banking industry
- Racing through an airport to find my lost backpack
All the kinds of scenario that just thinking about leads to a cold sweat.
Anyway, no harm done in the ‘real world’, and life goes on. We’re adapting and going with the flow. I know we’re both insanely lucky with our situation and so all we’ve had to deal with have been (in the scheme of things) minor inconveniences.
The dreams are, I think, my mind’s way of reminding me to do some more meditation. I’m also trying to consume less news. Major breaking events get pushed to my phone notifications, so what’s the point of poring over every detail as the day progresses? It just added to the feeling of anxiety and I’d much rather relax with a book or a film while stuck at home.
I hope that as you read this, you and your loved ones are getting through this crisis okay.