What to Do With Nothing to Do

By Matthew Hussey

As I was about to write this piece, I instinctively reached for my shoes. I would normally walk to grab a coffee from my local before starting. I promptly remembered it’s closed for the next 2 weeks.

It’s particularly strange, this global crisis. Not just because most – if not all of us – have no way of relating to it from any other period in our lives, but because we don’t actually know when it will end. That’s just weird. 

I live in Los Angeles, where everything has pretty much shut down. I won’t pretend this means wholesale changes to my entire routine. It doesn’t. I’m a homebody. I work from home. I regularly refuse invitations to go out – so it would be pretty childish of me to mourn the loss of these events now – and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t mildly excited by having a cosmological excuse for staying in my underpants all day.

I currently get to say no to things with complete impunity whilst taking zero responsibility for being the recluse that I sort of am anyway. I can hear the quiet war cry from my introverted brothers and sisters already: “This is it brothers and sisters! We’ve trained for this! This is our time!”

My normal routines that take place outside the house mostly involve driving to Jiu jitsu, running to the gym, and walking to coffee. The occasional visit to the movies. This may not sound like a lot, but they are still my routines. And when our routines get taken from us, we get a bit, well, strange. We find ourselves doing laps around the house, looking out of windows for a bit longer than normal, investigating drawers and cupboards we haven’t had the time nor the boredom to look inside for a very long time (so that’s where I left that iPhone charger). 

And then we realize it’s only day 2, and we’ve been told we have at least 2 more weeks like this. Maybe more. Likely more. That’s when we begin to extrapolate just how weird we might get by the end of the month.

I also appreciate how extraordinarily hard this must all be for people who are finding themselves adjusting to working from home for the first time (or no longer working, as the case may be), many of whom have children who are also ‘working’ from home for the first time. 

The great irony of all this unexpected time we are finding ourselves with, is that it seems disproportionately difficult to concentrate for long enough to get anything done with it. Some of this is simply our coming to terms with how badly our phone addictions have eroded our ability to focus for longer than 5 minutes. We are functioning novelty-addicts.

But there’s also the low level anxiety many are feeling right now. We are scared, and completely in the dark as to when this will end. We feed our fears by being glued to a news cycle that looks more like a post-apocalyptic movie everyday. Is that an empty WholeFoods I see on CNN or did I accidentally switch the channel to The Walking Dead? I’m really not sure. 

Not to mention the ‘high’-level anxiety that so many people are experiencing from the imminent loss of jobs, worrying about their parents, providing for their children (who are now swinging from the rafters) and even from having a family member or friend suffering with the virus. 

The loneliness compounds it. We turn to social media for connection, but ah, there it is again, the news. Or at the very least, our friends opinions about the news. These factors combined are a winning combination for wasting time, and ignoring the very actions that might help us feel better in this situation.

It’s as if some ingenious little procrastination demon tried to think of the most vile combination he possibly could: “Ok my little cherub…you been complaining all this time you haven’t had enough time for the things you really want to do…well here…have as much time as you want. When will it end? Who knows! Will you get horribly sick at some point along the way? Maybe! So you better not get too close to anyone. Good luuuuuuck.” 

It’s a horrible feeling to have something you’ve been telling yourself you wish you had the time for, only to find you now have oodles of time but the wrong state of mind to do it. 

Then there’s these inspirational Instagram quotes going around politely reminding us what the brilliant people that preceded us did in their isolated time. Did you know that Isaac Newton invented Calculus while he was forced to stay home during the Great Plague of London? Well? Did you? 

But we must remember, Sir Isaac didn’t face the challenges we face. Take me for example. I’ve been distracted by at least 5 hilarious memes just in the last two hours. He never knew such struggle. And if there is a modern day Isaac Newton, I have a feeling he or she is the one creating all these memes. I mean some of them really are brilliant. Didn’t you ever stop to wonder what genius is making them? 

We may not be about to do anything as ground breaking as inventing calculus. At least I’m not. But we may want to consider the possibility that there is an alternative to spending several weeks merely forwarding the funniest corona-memes to our friends. Or panicking.

And before you think I’m preaching, I’m not. This is really a letter to myself. While my self-development peers have been posting about controlling your focus and sticking to your positive habits, I just spent the entire weekend eating chocolate, cheeseburgers, and binge-watching the amazon series Hunters. Everyone has their process. 

And yet if, like me, you’d like to adapt to occasionally using this time for something meaningful – in spite of yourself – I have an idea brewing that I’ll tell you about later today.

(That’s a corona cliffhanger right there.)

Love you all

Matthew x

P.S. Speaking of brewing, my tea tutorial is a must watch for anyone with way too much time on their hands. And for everyone who saw it, stop looking for the deeper meaning. It’s about tea.

P.P.S. Leave me a comment below, I’d love to hear from you.

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  1. Laurie says:

    I loved this read, Matthew! I am a fellow introvert and completely relate to everything you mentioned, especially the part about being mildly excited (maybe in my case incredibly excited!) to have a cosmological excuse to stay in pajamas all day and getting to take zero responsibility for being a homebody. I found this read very relatable and, at times, it made me laugh out loud at how complex and funny we are as human beings. Thank you for sharing this insight into how you are doing during this period of self isolation. And it’s really nice to know that I’m not the only one who finds herself with loads of time on her hands, but is easily distracted by brilliant (and hilarious) memes. Eventually, I surmise that I’ll snap out of it and do something more productive…Hopefully. Ha! Much love and gratitude for all that you do, Matthew.

  2. Barbara Röders says:

    Hi Matthew, could you please put your video streams anywhere where we can watch them later if we don’t have time at 5pm GMT ?? I am working at this time but I would love to see the videos too!! Much love and THANK YOU in advance

  3. Danita says:

    Your just awesome and this post brought calm and normalcy to my day knowing you and others feel similar ways to what I feel. Unfortunately I’m in healthcare -Medical Social Worker so I still am going into work which I’m thankful for but also nervous. Also as a Social Worker I’m absorbing all the fears and concerns of my patients. It’s tough. But again thanks for my great read during my brief breakyour amazing

  4. h f says:

    according to the title , article was suppose to give ideas/examples of what to do with boredom. There are none on article .

  5. Marcela says:

    You are a brilliant man. Thank you for everything you do.

  6. Chloé Dubois says:

    I already loved you from your YouTube videos about dating (dating is now definitely last on my priority list), but now i love you even more! This was comforting for some reason and even brought a smile to my face a couple times :) Thank you!

  7. Stacey says:

    So encouraging

  8. Jenny Moore says:

    Nice to “see” you friend! Your writing bright a smile to my face. Enjoy the LA sunshine

  9. Anne Hermanns says:

    Hi Matthew :)

    I love reading your thoughts! Always interesting, and wise!
    And i had to smile when you mentioned the part of how good it feels not to make excuses for saying no to invitations…or that staying home whitout feeling bad about it actually is really nice. I think many of us feel this way…finally we can breath, take a break…also if it feels strange.

    This situation is really strange and gives me a weird feeling.
    I work at the airport in Stavanger Norway, and it feels like its Easter holiday everyday now.

    Its bitter sweet somehow, because what now happens on our planet is so powerfull…we are all forced to live the same “lifestyle”, rich or poor. If it is in little Stavanger (Norway) or in LA (Usa) it doesn’t matter…Kim Kardashian or the lady at our airport that is cleaning the toilette’s.

    And also if it is really scary, i think its a sign from the universe to tell us all to STOP and look at our self’s…see what is really important, can we do better

    But of course my heart bleeds for all the people that have lost someone, or that are sick. And most of all the ones that are alone, that don’t have anyone at home :(

    I was single for a few years and i was always really depressed around Easter holidays…Christmas etc…i was scared of the empty feeling i felt when i was at home. Thank god i finally found the love of my life…and he came with 2 awesome boys <3 So im so blessed to have this family to come home to.

    But i feel so bad for everyone that is all alone in this Virus time and is isolated alone at home.

    I really really apreappreciate you Matthew Hussey <3 You have done so so much good whit your work! For me as well :D So never stop! Aspecially in this time we are in now <3

    Looking forward to you next post :)

    Lets pray something good will come out of this Corona time… and lets hope it wount last for to long <3

    Lots of kisses all the way from Norway to La :)

    Anne

  10. Laura Chase says:

    Your a sweet heart Matthew thank you for your positive attitude and i have to admit and I’m not sorry about it I am one of those tea drinkers like Jameson
    You are the one who is weird with this little drop of nothing milc! You use not enough to even call it coffee with milk
    But It’s ok because it’s you and I like you

  11. Emee says:

    I started working from home this week and may last over more than two weeks. I didn’t feel the anxiety and stress that everyone else is feeling. I am an introvert and I love staying home after work and over the weekend.

    I said “after work” and “over the weekend”. The every day-24/7 didn’t kick in to my routine until the second day working from home. It hit me hard that I lost track of what day it was or what time it was during the day.

    I may be able to last long but I think I will end up reorganizing my apartment every day and end up donating more stuff at the end of this quarantine period. I guess that’s a good thing!

    Good luck to all of us! If you do like wasting but valued the time wasted, try French press coffee… that 4 min wait is worth it!

  12. Laurie says:

    “It’s a horrible feeling to have something you’ve been telling yourself you wish you had the time for, only to find you now have oodles of time but the wrong state of mind to do it. “

    THIS ALL DAY. And also feeling tremendously bummed about the 2020 plans that received so much careful planning and time that are now indefinitely delayed. 2020 was to be a big year-just not quite in the way we all expected.

    Ps-I’m feeling the introvert rallying cry IN MY SOUL though.

  13. Cynthia says:

    Searching for available PPE as I’m in healthcare and our supply is low and being rationed already. I work in a potentially high risk environment – respiratory and airway management/ anesthesia. We were told to consider buying our own. Otherwise, I’m enjoying seclusion. I’m off due to cancelled Europe trip.

  14. Nancy says:

    I attended your retreat last year in May and I purchased the membership along with the additional programs. I haven’t had a chance to go through them and last night I managed to go through Attrack Any Man. One goal I want to achieve while I’m staying home for a couple of weeks is to declutter my paperwork. I just signed up for one great hour to help me do this. Thank you for coming up with such a great idea to help your tribe use the time productively. It’s these 1% shifts that get us success!

  15. Kaarina says:

    Very well written, Matt – and accurate. It’s such a weird time. I have kids at home – a toddler, and an almost eleven year old who might be finishing grade 5 at home because of this – and it does feel like they’re “swinging from the rafters” from time to time. I work in healthcare so still have to go to work, luckily in the evenings only so we can cope without childcare. Some people aren’t so lucky. Best wishes to you and your loved ones.

  16. Tiffany says:

    This is literally everything I’ve been thinking. I’m so amused. Thank you for sharing.
    Annnd now I’m in the mood for tea.

  17. Heidi says:

    Matt you are a breath of fresh air! I loved this article (and just generally the nature of your written word). I’m in Australia, also somewhat in isolation and relate to the irony of time met with the feeling of being completely stumped by what’s happening. I could rave about my deeper notions on the context of these shifts but I’ll spare you from yet another distraction! But in all sincerity, thank you for your work.. I follow your videos quite often. It’s comforting to me to know their are guys with your integrity and soulfulness our there. So.. enjoy your ‘time’ (no more cheeseburgers! haha) and every time over the coming weeks as I’m making my tea, I will pause for a second and smile at the beauty that still exists in this world. Heidi xx

  18. Bethany says:

    Thank you for being vulnerable by being honest about how you spent your weekend. There is so much strength in that. Thank you for leading by example. Much love.

  19. Anthea says:

    Keeping it real and relatable. Thank you. Chocolate and cheeseburgers sounds great. Throw in a glass of wine and you have a deal. Stay sane.

  20. Seas says:

    It’s a lovely letter. I found myself in what you wrote. Here in Italy we are living apart, isolated at home, and it started 8 days ago. For me it’s not a sufferance staying at home. The world has stopped. The sound outside is silence. It seems to be in a cosmic environment. May be you can feel the noise of the world which keeps on moving around itself. It’s a way to connect to our soul. Xxx

  21. Aleksandra says:

    It’s about tea. I saw it. I started to wonder what would we all do if there wouldn’t be internet for next 2-3 weeks. Probably I would start with more sleeping hours (because I couldn’t work then), then I would finally choose photographs for developing. Day 1 would be gone or even 2 days

  22. Danielle says:

    This resonated with me ridiculously well! I’ve been working remotely / travelling for the last 6 months and thought I’d better come home before I was locked out – I stay with my elderly parents when I’m in the UK so thought I’d be wise to self isolate after 3 airports and multiple flights before I go home – I’ve had no time for anything other than work and lots of fun recently so I was actually quite excited at the prospect of all this time to work on personal growth / decide what I want to be when I grow up as I’m about to be made redundant in a month and spend some time on reflection! But all I’ve done is work and laugh and forward funny memes to my friends!! Some of them are so brilliant!! Who actually thinks of them?! Maybe that could be my new job?! I also spent hours on a 4 way WhatsApp call With my best mates which was amazing!
    Hopefully I’ll be more productive tomorrow! It’s a new day!
    Stay safe x
    Ps I Love you and your work you’re an actual living legend – I’ve been telling all the women I meet around the world to follow you! You helped me escape from a really shit place / relationship and develop into a super happy person living my best life haha
    THANK YOU x

  23. Bre says:

    After being devasted the last year from my spouse moving on with someone else, I finally felt I could start moving on. Now being truly on my own the silence is overwhelming. Fell out of the social scene. Feeling truly alone…..everyone seems to have someone during this time to turn to

  24. Erin says:

    Thank you for sharing. I’m an introvert and I’ll admit I love the solitude. Solitude is a mirror, it makes me enter into a deep level of introspection. I’ve realized that my parents and I haven’t faced anything like this. Now that I have so much time on my hands. I’m thinking about my grandparents more. I vaguely remember asking them in my childhood why they stockpiled so much food. They were around in the 30’s during the great depression. I remember them talking about the major food shortage. They had a deep knowledge bank and link to past historical events that would be useful. Thanks for the good post. I also liked the tea video. Please create more content like that Stay well.

  25. Nancy says:

    I am retired, and usually have a lot of time to do whatever I want, so I’ve been taking Tai chi, Qi gong, and yoga classes. Boom, they’re all gone. I was supposed to have lunch with a friend on Monday; boom, restaurants shut down. There went my social life that I have been working so hard to build. Now what? I go for long walks. I try to get my church online through Zoom; there was a glitch there somewhere. I’ve really been doing well since Sunday, considering. Now, not so much.

  26. Deb says:

    Lovely sentiments. Thank you.

  27. Laura says:

    Knowing you, someone that tells us to live each lives also loves to just recluse away, makes me feel so much better about not feeling guilty about saying no to invitations. Yes I want to live an amazing full life and meet the man of my dreams blah blah blah, but I don’t want to completely change the things I love to do like sit in my comfy house and read, study at home, garden, make the best cup of tea in the world and enjoy it in silence. During this time, I’m still working in my restaurant on a to go only basis, but the times I’m home, I don’t really want to do much. And I’m okay with that. Thank you for making me feel like it’s okay to do that right now. There will be a time when I want to run a Spartan race, write my book, meet the guy, but for now, I’m happily cocooning. Thanks Matt. Sending you so much love xx

  28. Ava says:

    Matthew! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this letter to yourself which is also a reminder for me no one is completely alone in this. We’re in a complete lockdown in Spain. I do hope people come out of this better, Kinder and stronger. I realized that awareness is knowing how to appreciate things before they’re taken away from you. Be safe.

  29. Carolina says:

    I am releived that even you are cluless or desorientated with this situation. I am from Argentina and hee the situation is pretty much the same, today I dare to go for a run on a Public Park (I go every day to the office or to see clients, so staying at home all days is challenging), people in just stared with disapproval. Even something just like that, can be wrong? I hope that I can cope with it and get a new rutine quickly. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  30. Rachel says:

    This is me to a T, minus binging Hunters. I got sucked into Friday Night Lights and I don’t feel bad about it. Thank you for writing this. Put my jumbled up thoughts, feelings, and emotions into more clear words. And I agree, the memes have been pure gold.

  31. Angela says:

    As usual, Matthew, you make sense, and once again I find myself smiling at your words that I am sure must have come out of my own mouth. I am afraid of being anxious when I hit the seven day mark….knowing that I’ll have another whole week ahead of me. However, I will do it for the cause.
    And the TEA video was cute, so now when you visit me I will know what you like in your tea. . A devoted fan.

  32. Martha S Horton says:

    That was very genuine and funny. Especially the Isaac Newton part! I am a nurse and today I had to stay home sick. Mostly due to profound fatigue and stress. I am not sure if I am in complete denial or just my training has caused me not to be afraid of illness. I haven’t had any crippling thoughts of dyimg alone and I am not particularly feeling like it would be great to have a guy beside me right now. I have people in my life that truly love me. I have found a weird sense of peace in knowing that life is really not under my control. So, just enjoying my bed, reading how people are experiencing this event. Showimg my kids and my staff that well, shit happens! You either run or face the music. Much love Matt thanks for sharing!

  33. Emmet Van Driesche says:

    Thank you for this Matthew. I was just noting in my own podcast what feels like a noticeable lack of leadership or engagement with the present topics from many within my own subculture. How alienating that is and disconnecting. And then there you are again with just the right level of humor and sincerity. Thank you

  34. emina carkadzic says:

    I was thinking about what would you like to hear that would reflect what I think. You are so funny and in this time it’s I good thing so thank you for making as feel and think about love :) Emi

  35. Shulamit says:

    Loved your raw honesty. I am turning 35 tomorrow and just a few months ago I started to breath again and feel I will be fine… went through a heartwrenching break up. Took me 2 years to stop crying. We dated for 7 years.

    My greatest anxiety now comes from this… I already fear of running out of time and now the loneliness in this sense is crippling… and seeing him marrying someone after 2 months of a relationship hits deeply now. I don’t want him back but the fact that he has someone to hug in these challenging times while I’m alone…is ….hurting…badly…

  36. SoFia says:

    Just realised the sticker on the laptop says ‘You’re gonna die’!!! Not if I stay cocooned under my duvet for the rest of the year… Netflix, popcorn, antibacterial wipes and I will fight to the end ;)

  37. SoFia says:

    Its like you read my mind!!! As much as writing up an undergraduate psychology lab report is fun… I think you’ll be thrilled to know I’ve been reading your book instead. If this apocalypse ever ends I’ll get to put it to good use! As I live in London myself I fully support the tea video – thank you for highlighting the importance of a good cup of tea and maintaining our British integrity x

  38. Elly says:

    Love the candor & knowing I’m not the only one who had junk food for dinner…(and maybe breakfast too)
    Looking forward to more.

  39. Nichole says:

    This was a nice read Matthew. Cheeseburgers & chocolate sound great to binge on. I’m catching up on books that I’ve half-read and working out using videos on YouTube since I’m staying away from the gym. Since I enjoy driving and listening to music in my car, I’m happy that I can still do that & I don’t have to worry about catching the virus. To keep my spirits up and staying mentally positive, I will only watch or read things that bring me joy, and that’s including food. Hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe and thank you for all the videos you have put out over the years, they have helped me so much. Take care!

  40. Amy S says:

    Hmmm, you’re sitting around in your “underpants”, love it!!! Good post Matt. I look forward to hearing your great idea.

  41. Lynn Fabia says:

    Sometimes the best thing to do is to be still and allow things to unfold.

  42. Lois says:

    Thanks for making me laugh Matt. I needed that! Stay safe.

  43. Stefanie says:

    Great post! I love the honesty of you eating cheeseburgers this past weekend compared to other self improvement coaches. Also… I literally did laps in my apartment this morning… on purposes… to get exercise
    I’m one is the ones struggling to adapt to working from my home. Since I’m sure a lot of people are gonna take a back seat to trying to “get the guy” right now, maybe we can get some advice on how to be productive while working from home.

  44. Mel says:

    I’m a homebody too, as well as an introvert, and usually I have a 1.5 hour commute to work each day, and another 1.5 hours back, so I’m pretty happy I get to work from home now.
    Having said all that, I’m definitely going a little insane. I can’t focus on work. Replying to your blog right now is an example of me getting distracted by my phone. I’ve also been dancing around my living room, making up songs on the fly about how much I can’t concentrate, and about how insane I’m going.
    Thankfully, I live 2 blocks from a lake, so I make myself go out into the sunshine for a walk to get a mental break.
    I definitely have cabin fever and it’s only day 2 working from home.
    I think we’re all more or less in the same boat right now and I think it’s really important to support each other, help your neighbours, don’t panic buy, keep in touch with loved ones, and do activities to benefit your mental health.
    It is comforting to know that, though we may be physically alone in our homes, we’re not really alone. We’re all going through this together. And remember that change is inevitable. This is temporary. We’ll all get through this!

  45. Maria says:

    As I have to graduate this year from highschool, I am indeed quite nervous – it’s still unclear whether our exams will be postponed or if we will have less lessons to prepare. It’s crazy. And I am deeply hurt that Divine Liturgy is not allowed anymore to take place inside the churches. It will be performed outside and I truly hope that this last solution won’t be forbidden too… :(

    Despite all this, I am grateful for this spare time. We are still allowed to get outside, because, in my city, there are only 3 cases and the number hasn’t increased so far. So I thank God I have the possibility to rejoice over the sunny days here ❤

    Guys, I hope you all have inspiration and creativity these days!!! Do what you wanted so much to do when you had less time – this crazy period will be over! And before that, you will have completed some tasks, you will have fulfilled some of your dreams!

  46. Réka says:

    appreciate your honesty about how you are dealing with the current situation. I see a beautiful thing happening to us right now which sounds weird. But imagine that I live on the other side of the world and I experience life almost the same way as you are and people all around the world. When else do we get to have such a collective dreamlike reality? Much love to you.

  47. Monika says:

    I’ve just had to cancel my 2 crossfit sessions for this week as I’m worried about the spreading the virus. I’ve been I contact the day before with someone who showed symptoms today. So today instead of crossfit all i did was some cooking and cleaning and lots of memes hunting haha

  48. Romina says:

    I just love how proud you are of your tea tutorial. As you should be.

  49. Christina says:

    Hey Matt,
    First, let me say that I loved your tutorial on making a damn good cup of tea. Your posts, podcasts, and videos have been the highlights of my days these last few months.

    Just this morning I was scamming through your YouTube channel. I stopped and watched the one where you were in a tub (and eating donuts). Much like the post here, it had valuable information for me.

    Thank you for all your words and I can’t wait to meet you in may… Praying it doesn’t get canceled.

    Much love

  50. Haifaa says:

    Great,(as usual)
    There are two blessings in which many people incur loss (They are) health and free time ( for doing good)

  51. Jill says:

    School’s now cancelled here in the UK….., I’m looking on it as a great opportunity to teach our boys some new skills…..and to drink more Prosecco. Hang in there. We’re here for you too X

  52. Heena says:

    I’ve been waiting for your take on the situation. And it’s everything and more. Thanks for reminding us that we’re human and it’s ok to have a ‘process’. Would love to hear from updates! I find them refreshing.

    Ps Where are these funny memes?

  53. Julie says:

    Great blog…we are all stuck in our homes…although, I will probably be taking some walks in the sun. We still have snow on the ground here…but, it’s sunny & not too cold.

  54. Tiffany says:

    How about a post about how to deal with relationship distance now? Is he telling me he can’t see me because of real virus social distancing, or is he just distancing?

    Or, how to keep up a positive relationship when you can’t see that person?

    Thanks!

  55. Ida says:

    Loveeeeed it! Haha can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say! ❤️ Love always xx

  56. Mariana says:

    I love it.Thank you for sharing your thoughts, it helps to explain why, even when I am used to work from home, I just don’t seem to concentrate for long. I also love how you are not about pretending to be cool or collected. Much love, Mariana

  57. Kathleen says:

    Matthew,
    Following your social media has been tremendously uplifting for me-and has brought me-or is bringing me-to a place where I’m ok with just being me. I’ve stop trying to fit into everyone else’s idea of who I should be. But…chocolate, cheeseburgers, and binge-watching?? If I didn’t think you were “real” before, this just brought that idea on home. You crack me up!!

  58. Maja says:

    Procrastination – exactly what I’ve been struggling with. I suddenly have more time to do the job I was supposed to but can not stop checking the news and social media. No motivation for work, whatsoever. Could lay on the couch all day and watch tv. But then finding out I even can’t concentrate on that either.
    Thank you for this post Matt. It really reflects how we all are in this together.
    Loved your tea tutorial btw:))
    Sending love from Zagreb♥️

  59. Villy says:

    So genuinely truthful
    You come across as a “” next door” “ normalish “ guy
    I think I like you more than I did before because I realised after your article that you are down to earth

  60. Johanna says:

    I think I’m one of those few, who still goes to work nowadays (I’m working in the healthcare as household help for elderly and terminally sick people), so my routine doesn’t change much (aside from cancelled gigs and rehearsals as a singer, although there are still funeral services at the church where I can sing, so that’s a good thing too – I’ve practiced Requiem mass today). But I’m not afraid. I have tons of things to do and finally I can find the time to continue my research, keep in touch with friends, continue my blog about the human side of a singer. Finally I have time to cook and bake – and I love to do both. I don’t have to be proactive, I can just do my thing, what I always wanted to do, and I kind of do my thing most of the time, but now with full steam.
    Am I afraid? Not at all. I will worry about getting sick when it will happen. I’m not afraid of death either. Why should I be? Anyway, there’s plenty to do around the house, in my tiny garden…

    Further I take care of myself and everyone around me. I eat healthy, support my immune-system with the right supplements. I help those around me as long as I can.

  61. Kim says:

    Well said! Thanks for this!!

  62. Leila says:

    As someone who is dreading spending the next few weeks/months on my own, I would like to thank you for this post. It made me smile and laugh and gave me some comfort. I’d like to think I will make the most of such a weird and terrible situation. Let’s see what unfolds.

  63. Alma says:

    Do you ever put music and randomly start dancing around your house in your underpants like if you’re in a movie or something?

  64. Tami says:

    Thank you Matthew! You are such a beautiful soul! ❤

  65. Lina says:

    Interesting article Hussey, and great to know that even high achievers like yourself can waste time and sit for hours at end (occasionally) to watch series and eat a tad too much

    I also watched your tea tutorial from start to finish!! And agreed, lighting IS important in the process

  66. Aranka says:

    Wish i could write something. Just write anything.. hoping it might help. But i wouldn’t even know where to start.
    But thank you for this blog. I like reading it.
    Stay safe from the Netherlands.

  67. Yellosunshine says:

    lol! Stop searching for deeper meaning
    It probably, or might be an even better tea with my Almond Milk I make at home…I’ll have to give you some one day.

  68. Michelle says:

    How can you and your partner do things at this time when you cannot see them and it’s really frustrating , you miss having them

  69. Morgan says:

    It’s refreshing, honestly, to hear that we are all on the same level. For the first time in my life I feel oddly connected to the masses. Lonely from being isolated , but not alone. As odd as that sounds. I’m a single mother, and a Respiratory Therapist, who sees first hand how this is all playing out. Having to put my own fears and worries to the side to help serve everyone else. Having all this weight on you when you are indeed newly single, and wishing you had that person still to talk to in this time is indeed tough. Especially when you still care for that person that is no longer there for you. Hoping in the midst of all of this we all learn to grow and forgive. Funny how when the world stops we are all forced to take a hard look at what’s really important. Thank you for your posts, and for reminding me that we all aren’t so different.

  70. Misha says:

    Your job is as awesome as isaac’s after watching your video about the woman dropping the handkerchief, i messed my computer and called our IT engineer to fix it, he is now my husband thank u! we are staying at home as well and may this issue be resolved soon and may we all be safe. With love from Egypt ❤️

  71. Joyceisamua says:

    Well written and a good chuckle!

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