The emotional drainage that occurs after a year of isolation can fuel social anxiety. It is okay if the idea of returning to your pre-pandemic social life - both work and personal - feels daunting to you. You have spent over a year adapting to an entirely new reality, one filled with fear and uncertainty, so it’s normal to now feel uncertain about what you initially thought would feel more liberating and exciting.
When anxiety attacks, a single worry or thought can lead to restlessness, rapid breathing, sweating, and an increased heart rate. Once the physical symptoms begin to take over, anxiety can feel that much more impossible to overcome. Here's what to do...
A little bit of stress is good for you. It can help keep you focused and motivated to meet a deadline at work or safe in situations when your fight-or-flight response kicks in. The problem is that many people experience prolonged or chronic stress which can take a toll on the way you feel.
Some habits can hold you back mentally, physically, and emotionally. These habits often become part of your daily routine which can interfere with your productivity and, in some cases, your mental health.