As lockdown is slowly lifting we want to reflect on what it means for our communities. Slowing we are seeing schools and businesses re-open, we are being allowed to meet up with more people and engage in outdoor sports. But it still feels like there is some uncertainty about what this ‘new normal’ will look like and how long it will last.
It is natural to experience a range of emotions during this period of transition and change. To help us look after our own mental health and those around us we have come up with a list of top tips;
1. Write a list of the fears you have about change.
For each one think about "How likely is this? What will you do if this happens?" .What can you controlled? If you cannot control it can you let it go?
2. Communication is key.
Stay involved and if you can ask questions and find the information about what is going on. Feeling informed can help reduce anxieties and fears.
3. Identify what are the facts and what are the opinions for each worry you may have.