5 tips for post lockdown anxiety
😃 after what has felt like an eternity, restrictions are beginning to ease & a sense of ‘normality’ is on the horizon.
😔 for some, the easing of lockdown rules has brought on a feeling of post-lockdown anxiety.
⭐ if this resonates with you…here are some tips to help you through this period…
1) speak to someone you trust
👂accept any worries, fears or concerns you have. share how you feel with someone you trust, & this can help you feel both supported & understood.
2) focus on what you can control
💉delays to the vaccine roll-out or the thought of being in social situations may leave you struggling to stay calm. It may help to focus on things that are certain and which you can control.
3) arm yourself with trustworthy information
❕the latest guidance on lockdown restrictions varies by country. knowledge is power here! arm yourself with correct facts that will help you feel confident that you know what you can do, and this will help ease your worries.
4) stick to a healthy routine
😴🍏🏃♀️anxious feelings can leave you forgetting to look after yourself. don’t forget the basics such as exercise, healthy food and sleep. these things are just as important now as restrictions ease + will be key to our mental health
5) pace yourself
⏰ take time to process what we have all been through.
Ask yourself, is there anything I need in order to feel ok now? and don’t feel pressured to jump into socialising as soon as we are allowed to do so.