When will it end!? The question on everyone’s mind. Although we have no idea when lockdown will finish for some of you it will end sooner than for some of us in the disability and shielded Community that may not happen until a vaccine has been found which could take until next year.
However. I’m sure most people are feeling slightly anxious about returning to “Normal” what ever the new normal is! It’s totally natural that you would be feeling stressed and anxious. As humans we naturally like to be able to predict what’s going to happen, we like routine and structure.
When the restrictions are lifted there will be huge changes to our once lives, relationships and routine’s, this will create some panic for some people as this is how our brain are wired. Plus we’re now become accustom to staying indoors our homes have become more of a Safehaven ‘a safe place’ our comfy place.
Therefore the thought of leaving that ‘Safe Place’ and heading back into the wild can leave us with feels of uncertainty, anxiety and overwhelmed. But as humans we are also very quick to be able to adapt quite quickly so try not to panic to much.
To help you reduce your anxiety for the future return to society here’s a few things that might help you.
Take things slowly ~ (if you can)
If the options available for you there is no need to rush yourself back into the wider Society. Remember that the UK went into lockdown gradually so make sure your allowing yourself the same time to adjust when leaving lockdown. (when it arrives)
Check-in with yourself & how you ere feeling ~
You should all know me by now that I’m a big fan on checking in on yourself I do it myself daily to keep my mental health healthy, listen to your mind and make sure you’re keeping on top of how you’re feeling it’s really important especially at the moment.
You’re not alone ~
It’s really important to try and remember that you’re not alone in how you’re feeling most people in the world will also be feeling the same right now.So please don’t think you’re alone speak to your loved ones and friends.
Open up ~
It’s super important to make sure your talk or keep talking about how you’re feeling no more than ever. Speak to someone about how you feel don’t just shut it away and brush it under the rug, it’s okay to feel like this.Kerry 💋
How are you feeling about returning? What steps are you taking or are you really not sure, Leave me a comment.