It’s undoubtedly true that 2020 and the first half of 2021 changed daily life as we knew it.
We had to adapt.
We learned to navigate our work, family, and social lives in new and different ways.
And with things beginning to look and feel somewhat “normal” again as pandemic restrictions are easing up (at least, in some parts of the world), whatever you’re feeling is okay, friends.
If you’re ready to get back to life — without any fears or worries — that’s wonderful.
If you’re apprehensive and anxious about how to move forward, that is also okay. You’re not alone.
In fact, many of us are experiencing mixed feelings right now.
A recent survey by the American Psychological Association found that 48% of us, who have been vaccinated, are still uneasy and unsure about returning to our normal social lives.
Remember the days of FOMO, the fear of missing out?
Now, many of us have a case of FOGO, the fear of going out, instead — Post-Covid Stress Disorder is a very real (and medically recognized) thing, by the way.
Or, many of us are dealing with feelings of loss and grief. Perhaps we’re grieving a life that once was (before the pandemic) or the loss of a loved one affected by COVID.
In honor of May, Mental Health Month, we wanted to get two new tools in your hands to address post-pandemic anxiety:
🙏🏽 The first is a 6-minute talk, “Dealing with Grief,” to help us process our feelings of loss.
🙏🏽 The second is a 10-minute guided meditation, called “FOGO vs FOMO,” to help us deal with our fears and worries about getting back to in-person life.
We’re here for you as you find your new normal, friends.