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Help me get some perspective, this morning's news has upset me so much

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Spotthedoggies Sat 31-Oct-20 07:01:45

Please help

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eloiseislost Sat 31-Oct-20 07:03:45

I'm sorry you are upset. Also, which news are you referring to, so much sh*t going on these days!

inappropriateraspberry Sat 31-Oct-20 07:07:52


Oryxx Sat 31-Oct-20 07:08:53

Can you explain what has upset you OP?

RishiMcRichface Sat 31-Oct-20 07:10:24

Is it the possible national lockdown?

PleasantVille Sat 31-Oct-20 07:11:09

I'd guess the news of a posible lockdown for November

Until here are more details no one knows what it might look like

Emeeno1 Sat 31-Oct-20 07:14:47

It helps me to think of others who are so much worse off than me and have to endure so much more. Like the Syrians, many of whom have had to endure civil war for nine years, who have lost everything they ever knew and are now in refugee camps where the virus is spreading.

They've already faced an unrelenting, violent war for nearly a decade and now a pandemic. It helps me put my concerns for a winter lockdown in to perspective.

Persipan Sat 31-Oct-20 07:16:47

I know it sucks, but you can get through it. You have a 100% track record of getting through even the most difficult things, and you can get through this, too. Sending you solidarity and hope and good wishes, OP.

RosieLemonade Sat 31-Oct-20 07:27:45

So upsetting and stressful. I don’t want to save Christmas. I want to save people’s jobs.

fullofhope100 Sat 31-Oct-20 07:49:35


So upsetting and stressful. I don’t want to save Christmas. I want to save people’s jobs.

I totally agree

QuentinInQuarantino Sat 31-Oct-20 07:53:59

thanksop, it is so shit.

Made so much worse by people who will be utterly unaffected by it championing it to "save Christmas."

In reality many people's Christmases will be destroyed by their job losses just beforehand.

SerenadeOfTheSchoolRun Sat 31-Oct-20 08:00:12


It is just one month
The schools will be open
There will be financial support

Deep breath and get through it I guess.

SansaSnark Sat 31-Oct-20 08:02:53


So upsetting and stressful. I don’t want to save Christmas. I want to save people’s jobs.

This is a totally fair perspective but if we reached the projected 4000 deaths a day, how do you suppose that would affect the economy? If businesses have to randomly close due to lack of staff, what impact do you think that would have?

Etinox Sat 31-Oct-20 08:04:19

Switch off the news. Is there anything low risk but helpful for lockdown you can do today? Visit relatives with a thermos and sit in their garden?
My plan
•prebooked trip visit
•buy coal and wood and fill up car with petrol
•collect won on EBay christmas present
•shopping- with good list and prepared to cancel if long queues
•find packed away stuff to package and then post to far away dd if I find a queue less post office
•persuade DH to stay at home as he dithers around chatting to people and buying crap.
•plan work this week. I had swapped Monday for Thursday to deliver a course, assuming that’s cancelled so do I need to now go in Monday or can I access everything from home? Draft email to direct manager and liaise with big boss.

Possible tasks I’ve not decided on whether I should do
•get cash out
•get pedicure blush

flowers @Spotthedoggies and everyone else in a panic this morning.

TwilightSkies Sat 31-Oct-20 08:09:34

No real advice, just a handhold. It’s all so shit.
You’re allowed to feel like shit without comparing yourself with people who are worse off.
It’s not normal for humans to live in this way, shut off from each other, no pleasures in life, not able to make any plans, eyeing our neighbours with suspicion, feeling stressed and fearful all the time.

Try to turn the news off today if you can, give yourself a wee break from it. Get some fresh air and a nice cup of tea.

Nailgirl Sat 31-Oct-20 08:19:48

It is shit. Really shit.

etopp Sat 31-Oct-20 08:30:29

Yes, it's shit, OP.

It's just as well that Christmas is the last thing I'm bothered about, as I haven't had a penny of income since early March so it's not happening for my family anyway.

This morning's news is the worst I could have heard. You are not alone.

Sertchgi123 Sat 31-Oct-20 08:31:52


So upsetting and stressful. I don’t want to save Christmas. I want to save people’s jobs.

^ this 100%

Woods52 Sat 31-Oct-20 08:33:24

This exactly. I think this every day.

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Sat 31-Oct-20 08:36:45


So upsetting and stressful. I don’t want to save Christmas. I want to save people’s jobs.

Well said.
I am sad about missing Christmas with my parents, my dad is 80 and not in good health BUT, it’s just a day, we can Zoom and send presents in the post and see each other later. It’s really not the end of the world. But people losing jobs, their businesses going under, that’s far more serious and not something you can just get a grip and move on from.

lovelemoncurd Sat 31-Oct-20 08:37:11

It's not really to save Xmas it's to save ICU bed capacity. The Xmas thing will be put out there because people can relate to wanting a nice Xmas they can't relate to ICU ( thankfully).

Woods52 Sat 31-Oct-20 08:37:31

@Emeeno1 This exactly. I think this every day.

rc22 Sat 31-Oct-20 08:46:59

Like others have said there are countries going through so much worse.

It is difficult though and I started to get really down with it all last night. Absolutely the only solution is to stop reading about it, stop watching news about it and find something to do to distract yourself.

Take it a day at a time. This too shall pass. (Sorry to wheel out the cliches but I do find they really help!)

KrakowDawn Sat 31-Oct-20 08:49:31

You're referring to the hundreds missing after the earthquake in Turkey? So worrying for their families isn't it?
Or the Kurdish family that drowned in the Channel?

inappropriateraspberry Sat 31-Oct-20 08:50:07

If we do this now, it will help in the long term. The problem is all those that are ignoring the rules now, and will ignore them in the future. It holds us back and they are selfish pricks.

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