I do not like wearing the masks. I decided to start wearing them again because I feel it’s the right thing to do. I was talking to the cashier’s who are forced to wear them and they said they appreciated it.
Even though they make me a bit lightheaded and claustrophobic at least I don’t have to wear them all day, fortunately.
So the way I have made it better for myself is that I talk to myself; out loud but under my breath a little. So people can only hear if they are standing right near me, which no one does.
So, I’ll just narrate my entire experience.
“Oh, the apples look good. Wonder if the girls will want green one’s?”
“The meat’s on sale. That seems a good price. Hmmmm, but no ribs.”
“Wonder where they are going in such a hurry?”
On and on the entire shopping experience or wherever I am with a mask on I’ll just talk to myself out loud. I actually find it very soothing and it really helps me. Because for some reason phycologically it instills some fear in me to wear them; which may be the claustrophobia or the fact that it reinforces the pandemic being very real.
Either way, in life it is best to find ways to get through things as happily as possible. And this is my way.
It actually makes me laugh a little and that’s a great thing.