Staying at home is something that people are being advised to do but some people are finding it hard to even do that.
What they might not understand is that many people are more comfortable in their own homes, for example I am more comfortable at home as it means that I don’t have to go out and face the world around me. For many years I found it hard to go outside and socialize with those around me as they didn’t understand me properly. I used to stay at home a lot in my room where I had my own space where I felt free from my anxieties.
There were always times when I wished I could go outside and play with the children my own age, but I was unable to due to the fear of being bullied by the other kids for being different.
I was scared of coming out of the house for the smallest of things which meant I couldn’t see my real friends or my Grandma. Now, due to the technology of today, I can see people face to face without being outside. I was able to face some of my fears with the help of The Turning Tides Project. Before the lock down I was using public transport and going outside to get shopping and to socialize with those around me. At first this it was a really hard process, but it did get easier with time but for some people this can't happen, and it certainly can’t happen now. So, whilst people are complaining that they are stuck indoors maybe they should stop and think about what it is like for the people around them that face these day to day troubles of not being able to go outside due to their anxieties and fears, all of the time.
If you’re bored why don’t you write a song or something like I do.
Here’s a link to one of the songs I have written. It’s called ‘Finding the Pieces’: