The COVID-19 pandemic has got us feeling all kinds of unwanted emotions—stress, fear, anxiety, and more. If you've been randomly crying during quarantine, you're definitely not alone. If you haven't been getting good enough sleep lately, other people are going through the same concerns you are. These are tough times we're experiencing right now, but it's okay to not be okay. All our feelings are completely valid.
But If there's one thing I've learned in the past six months of quarantine, it's that we shouldn't stress over things that we cannot control. According to Sheila Tan, a licensed meta-coach, "Our thoughts and emotions are two things only we have control over." It helps to take things one day at a time.
There are several ways people deal with their emotions. Some have focused their attention on indoor gardening, room decorating, and even baking. For Megan Young, it's through online gaming. Animal Crossing and Ragnarok are some games she uses as a welcome distraction and as a platform to stay connected with friends. She considers Animal Crossing as an outlet that makes her feel a bit more relaxed. "This game has really helped me especially during the time na sunud-sunod yung bad news na naririnig natin. It's been fun and it's also been a way for me to connect with friends na 'di ko nakikita kasi lahat tayo nasa bahay lang. We'd have meet-ups on my island. We'd have meet-ups in their island. And it was a nice reminder na, 'Oo nga! Magkakasama pa rin naman tayo. Online nga lang.'"
Curious to know more about Megan's online gaming experiences during quarantine? Watch the video below.
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