Dealing with COVID Social Anxiety

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Dealing with Covid Social Anxiety.

As the vaccines roll out and society begins to open back up, some people are feeling anxious about socializing. This is understandable as it has been a long couple of years since lockdown doors started going shut around us all; we’ve had plenty time for our hearts and minds’ health depletions due in large part from being unable even step foot outside without thinking twice or three times before proceeding forward because there could be someone waiting just over those next street corners with an unleashed virus mere feet away—waiting until you’re close enough so he can leap onto your unsuspecting body while tearing through flesh like sandpaper against wood pulp!

Learning how to interact with those around you is an important life skill. We learned it as children and we continue learning more about social structures even after growing up, but if for some reason our skills get rusty from being away from society (i e: iphone addiction), then there’s a chance that breaking bones could happen!

Here are some tips for dealing with any social anxiety you may be experiencing:

Be Kind to Yourself

The journey to relearning social skills can be a difficult one, especially if you have not practiced them in some time. Be kind and gentle with yourself as this is an process which will take patience from beginning until end!

Stick with Your Own Comfort Level

Anxiety can make people feel like they don’t know how safe it is to be out in the world. The talking heads on TV give us mixed signals, but all you need do is set your own boundaries and determine what feels comfortable for yourself if receiving or giving hugs isn’t something that makes sense right now – no pressure! Just respect your own boundaries and take things day-by date until they are more suitable (whatever this means).

Take Things Nice and Easy

Beginning exercise can be a daunting task for some people. You wouldn’t start off running on the treadmill and then continue with heavy weights, right? Why do this when starting out new at an gym? Take things slow so as not to hurt yourself!

Apply this same logic to your social life. If you feel out of shape socially, then take things slow. Don’t suddenly fill your social calendar with all kinds of activities and events. Start with a small gathering and go from there.

Speak with Someone

If you find your anxiety isn’t dissipating after some time, you may want to speak with a counselor. They can give you the tools to help you get out of your rut and back into a healthy and joyful life.

If you’d like to speak with someone about your anxiety, please reach out.

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