It’s been a long time now since a lot of us have ventured much further than their front door other than to get essentials and as lockdown rules change and we are able to begin cautiously resuming some aspects of normal life, it’s hardly surprising that some of us feel a little bit worried about what lies ahead.
A common theme amongst hundreds of UK people surveyed at the weekend was that they are a bit fearful of leaving the house now that the restrictions are easing off but it’s important to remember it is OK to feel this.
We are now so used to the social distancing measures, that were designed to protect and make us feel safe, that as we are now being asked to make some changes back to a level of uncertainty it’s making some of us feel anxious. This is a very rational nervousness…. so, don’t fear if you are concerned!
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The most important message is if you are anxious about going out, sending your children to school, worried about your family catching the virus or what will happen next…. it is normal and you are not on your own. Just because we are two months in, doesn’t mean we are all happily used to the situation and have lost our initial worries.
For many of us, there are new worries even though we know things are changing for the better. There is light at the end of the tunnel and we will get through this together, just the same as we have helped each other through lockdown we can do the same as we return to a bit more normality.
My opinion – choose the path that makes you feel comfortable. As things improve day by day those decisions become much easier and we will be back to normal before you know it!