Anxiety While Rejoining a Post-COVID World
The pandemic has triggered emotional, physical, and economic issues, but nations have learned from each other’s experiences during this crisis. People who return to the next normal post-pandemic after a year of isolation may face some anxiety.
Talking in front of the person is different from the online audience. The remote meetings slow down your progress in public speaking skills.
Why it's Normal to Feel Anxious About the Future?
Thea Gallagher, a psychiatry professor says that "Humans are creatures of habit, so maybe anxiety-provoking to do things you haven’t in a long time."
As a result of the pandemic anxiety, depression, stress, low mood, and other problems will arise. Unemployment or income loss leads to an increase in the stress and psychological issues. The closure of schools and nurseries and the change in working conditions, decrease your confidence.
When you are isolated and far from your loved ones. You may feel lonely, depressed, and missing your loved ones. Some people are desperate to resume a normal lifestyle, but some are anxious about a post-COVID future. After the pandemic has passed, you are not sure how your life will be exactly and how to deal with it.
How has the pandemic changed your lives?
Over the last year, everyone has developed new routines. The new routine changes the priorities. This is going to change once again after the lockdowns. But, it is not that easy to change your routine habits. It can affect your daily plans and expectations. Sudden changes and unexpected things can often be seen as a threat. Also, change can give us a chance to grow.
Lockdown has directly affected your autonomy and the patterns of life that you are living. It feels like you are under control. Lockdown pressurized to dot things in a particular manner. Also, it is difficult to see that you can't do anything about your future.
The pandemic has also transformed your lives significantly. People have lost their loved ones and jobs. Everyone has gone through profound personal changes too. There is an economic loss too.
In the period of lockdown, the home bond became strong, isolation from outsiders, and public interaction went dormant. People get attached to social media. Because of the more social engagement, the discomforts and social phobia reduce as time exceeds.
The positive impact is people start helping each other, they value money, relations. Everyone learns about their responsibilities. The world has become more digital.
How to cope with anxiety?
Many post covid centers, doctors, NGOs come up with creative ways to tweak exposure therapy for a new, mostly online world.
It is not simple and easy-going into a new way of life. It takes time to adjust to new things and routines. Don't rush into doing new things or taking on new challenges. Take small steps towards it.
In a period of lockdown visiting places, going in public becomes risky for us. So, you have chosen social platforms to communicate. You have attended regular official as well as casual meets, celebrations on social media. It will take time to build the confidence to present you at social meets. After the lockdown tries to interact with people around you. Speak with them. You may feel shy, but this can overcome your shyness and anxiety.
It is more important to take care of yourself. Keep monitoring your body temperature, symptoms, how you are feeling. Give time to yourself. Eat healthy food, do exercise, sleep well, be active all these activities are essential for your daily routine.
Create a routine
Creating a new routine and following it may be difficult for you. Try to follow your new routine as much as possible. Try to accept the changes revolving around you. Some things can be different or uncertain. Step by step copes up with new life and routine. After some days you will feel more settled.
Anxiety can feel very isolating, but you won't be alone in this situation. Come forward to share your problem, it can be helpful to you as well as more people who are feeling the same.
If you are struggling with a mental health problem. It's important to speak with a doctor. You may have a phone consultation with your doctor.
You can contact our Post-Covid Center in Texas. Discuss your problem with our specialists. We provide phone consultation which includes medication, counseling, and talking therapy. Call us today at (469) 545-9983.