As the lockdown ends and old office life resumes, we all have to return to our “regular” life. After almost two years of lockdowns and curfews, you may experience various emotions, from joy to relaxation to fear and anxiety.
Even though relaxed restrictions are a good sign of things getting better, you might find yourself being more worried at this time. Most people got accustomed to or found peace in their lockdown pattern. Although it may seem illogical to be concerned about returning to the former ways of life, such a significant change is bound to be stressful.
So attempting to adapt to another cycle of uncertainties, rather than reverting to how life was well before the pandemic, may feel unusual or unpleasant. It’s vital to realize that feeling worried or overwhelmed is a natural reaction to these unusual circumstances.
Although we do not influence external circumstances, we do have control over how we react to them. That’s where the value of self-care becomes apparent. So, why might it cause anxiety? How can you deal with it?