One of the after effects of the almost 3 months long MCO is that our girls have now become insomniac! They wake up way after 9 a.m. and don’t even feel sleepy way after midnight. Their circadian rhythms have gone haywire. Their eating habits have gone out of whack. When they are bored, especially Cass, they munch on snacks. And they have become lackadaisical in their exercise regimen. At the start of the MCO, Alycia and Sherilyn were very diligent and enthusiastic in their exercise regimen. Alycia would work out twice a day and Sherilyn would wake up at 4 a.m. to attend free online dance classes. As days turned into weeks and months, their time being locked up in
prison home got them addicted to their gadgets. Their enthusiasm and vigor in working out daily languished. Only Sherilyn has interest in doing something useful like cooking and baking. The other two girls are hooked on their gadgets mindlessly. Alycia has recently started attending tennis lessons once a week again and she still does her yoga mat exercises but not as intense and disciplined as she used to at the start of the MCO. Cass has turned into a game addict monster and I have to resort to bribing her to get her out of the house to exercise 😞
If this MCO continues, this will have an extremely negative impact on the girls’ mental health, especially Cass. It’s also affecting my mental health – it’s not easy to be cooped up at home with 3 teens (a tween who behaves like a teen) and mil at home for so many months! Throughout the MCO, we’ve been grinding each other’s gears arising out of frustration stemming from having too much time with each other and stress of cooking, washing and cleaning. Disputes often happen, which cause everyone to be unhappy and bitter.
Tomorrow our PM is slated to give another announcement and this time, it will be a detailed one — on whether the CMCO will be extended or lifted and I suspect that he’s also going to touch on when the education sector will be reopened, with strict SOPs when more sectors are reopened. I am really anxious to hear what Mr PM is going to announce as our lives are now controlled and wings clipped because of the MCO. Whether our lives will return to normalcy or continued to be disrupted all depends on the announcement tomorrow! I am so anxious that I am insomniac and it’s almost midnight now 😳
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