At the time of this writing, we’re still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; millions of people worldwide have contracted the virus. Scientists are working furiously on a vaccine and the general public is self-isolating as much as possible at home, “socially distancing” from others (maintaining at least 6 feet or 2 meters from each other in public). Some places mandate masks at all public places.
In other words life is quite different from the way it was only 2 months ago, and it may never be the same again.
As the restrictions lift, people may find that they are faced with new stressors and anxiety. After all, this is a unique time in history, and no one has any idea what will happen.
So, even though we know that businesses can start up again and that we may soon be able to attend public gatherings, none of those things will be as we remembered them. And what of the new risks attendant to all of this interaction with others that didn’t exist for the past 8 weeks?
In today’s video, I talk about what you can do about anxiety when you are faced with an unknown–and perhaps scary–future.