6th March 2021
A roadmap to help you out of lockdown
STRESSED ABOUT: MEETING MATES IRL AGAIN
The situation: The prospect of bear hugging our pals might have us buzzing for June, but after spending so much time in our own homes, beer garden banter and noisy public spaces can feel daunting.
STRESSED ABOUT: KEEPING YOURSELF AND LOVED ONES SAFE
The situation: The prospect of bear hugging our pals might have us buzzing for June, but after spending so much time in our own homes, beer garden banter and noisy public spaces can feel daunting. We’ll have to remember how to dress in real people clothes (remember jeans?) and acclimatise to the fact we’ll no longer be able to mute the mic or shutdown the laptop on more introverted days. What’s more, none of us have done much in 12 months, so we’re lacking the usual anecdote armoury that makes conversation come much easier.
STRESSED ABOUT: WALKING BACK INTO YOUR WORKPLACE
The situation: If you’ve been away from your workplace, either on furlough or working from home, you’ve probably got used to doing things your own way. While those flat-sharers may be relishing the return to work, for others, the prospect is anxiety inducing.
STRESSED ABOUT: THE THOUGHT OF ANOTHER LOCKDOWN
The situation: Let’s be honest, this last push has really tested everyone’s resolve, especially after a fleeting taste of freedom back in summer. We’ve become chameleons, mastering the art of adapting to new rules, but no matter how resilient we try to be, the thought of heading back into yet ANOTHER lockdown if it all goes to pot feels bloody hard.