365: Day 205 – Maintaining focus and productivity

I’ve spent the last few days keeping tabs on my dad in the hospital via phone (since visiting is prohibited thanks to the pandemic) while trying to balance work and day to day tasks. On top of all of this, I’ve been struggling with focusing on work because I keep researching anything and everything that did and could have happened to my dad. I tend to explore every piece of knowledge I can come across, which inevitably leads to analysis paralysis. These situations are always weird. A part of me knows that it is never helpful to read as much as possible on medical conditions that can make you even more afraid. However, at the same time, I can’t imagine being pragmatic and detached in a situation such as this. But that’s all behind us now. I am thankful and relieved that my dad will be coming home tomorrow. Hopefully, things will slowly return to normal.