Over the past several weeks many people have had "open time" on their hands and for some more than they have ever experienced before.. this can create more pockets of time where thoughts and memories as well as feelings surface almost without effort. Because our mind has more time to wander when we limit the external world diversions, it makes sense we can find more internal information coming up from within. think about dreams that manifest when we are asleep (without hardly any external stimuli except temperature light and sound, etc) ...otherwise our dreams are from our internal mentations that include the emotions experienced from these thoughts. And now that we all have been placed in a situation where we have less to do; we might find ourselves thinking about or remembering experiences of the past or what we hope is in our future. All this is to say that if feelings of depression or anxiety increase during this stay at home experience, remember to reach out and to share what is going on. Our need to process experiences that have not been talked about or worked through especially very heartfelt experiences current, or from the past need some "airtime". They need to be unpacked and shared with trusted friends and family or a professional. In order to have them settle back into our consciousness where they no longer become triggers . Triggers happen when we have events or experiences that have been pushed down and put aside ( not always consciously) to be dealt with on another day... and if that proverbial day never comes this stored material may become internal tension in the form of stomach pain, palpitations, sadness or even irritability. This is because our thoughts are intimately connected with our physiology. Think about the metaphor of "butterflies in your stomach" when you see something or someone that excites you. This is a perfect ( and a more obvious and immediate) example of how a thought generates a physical response. Maybe now might be a rare opportunity to use this "open time" as a way to sort through previous experiences that might be getting triggered because we lack many of the usual day to day diversions of our very busy lives.