I, like pretty much everyone on the planet, have been staying indoors. Spending 24/7 in a one bedroom apartment affected my perspective. This is not a new realization. This is similar to the summer depression that I experience. The extreme heat causes me discomfort and makes me want to stay inside. Not leaving my four walls of course starts to drive me up the wall...well more so it keeps me in bed.
A few days ago I decided that I needed to get some fresh air. I planned on just walking down the street and back. That turned into an hour adventure. With each breath of fresh air, I could feel my mind relax. I ventured to my university campus...a place that usually causes me anxiety. For some reason though, being able to see that it was still there helped ground me. I honestly can't explain it. I don't know if that is because of my minimal understanding or because it is 4 am at the time that I am writing this. I am just grateful that I did it. At one point, I just sat in a room on campus that I had been in hundreds of times. It was almost like getting a hug from a friend.