It's a huge challenge, isn't it. Losing the gym was a big thing for me. I'm really bad at exercising alone; going to classes was absoutely transformative for me, as well as being surrounded by other folks to be inspired by. My solution has been HIIT videos on YouTube. I think the whole English-speaking world knows about Joe Hicks PE by now, but if you go through his archives he's got some more adult-focused classes that seriously make you burn. Very glad I've discovered those, it's giving me a focus again!
Finding focus is the key, I think. We can't control so much of this, and there's no obvious end in sight, so putting on goals and working towards them is absolutely crucial. I'd love to try for JNCIP-DC this year, and no matter how chaotic things get, knowing about that goal helps me to find an hour a day at least to read and practice towards it. It takes a while to find the focus, because the anxiety of all of this is quite overwhelming, but I'm finding a little meditation before I start is hugely helpful for keeping peace and getting my head in the game.
Solidarity Stefan, it'll all be over before we know it!
---------- Chris Parker Juniper Ambassador JNCIE-SP, 2xJNCIP, 3xJNCIS