After what seems like years being stuck at home, it’s no wonder that many people are feeling a little bit anxious and apprehensive about life getting back to normal. I know I am! It kind of seems as though nothing can ever be the same again, although I’m holding out hope that we can get back to some kind of normality pretty soon. If you’ve been missing out on going out on dates, then you might be particularly concerned about how you can ever do that again!
We’ve all been living in weird kind of bubbles over the last few months whilst we try to protect each other from the Covid-19 pandemic that’s been sweeping across the globe. We’ve been forced to stay apart and I suppose it’s only natural that the thought of going against that somehow doesn’t sit right any more.
But, lockdown is lifting, albeit gradually, and we do all need to get back to normal as soon as we can (providing it’s safe to do so). So how do we make ourselves relax enough to actually go out and start enjoying ourselves again?
Take it slowly
Whatever you’ve been missing during lockdown, take things slowly as the restrictions are slowly lifted. We’ll gradually be allowed more and more freedom to get our lives back, so there’s no rush to do everything all at once.
If you’re feeling a little anxious about eating out or going to the pub, try meeting up for a picnic first in your local park and see how that goes. You can slowly build up to visiting more places as and when you feel comfortable to do so.
Continue talking to people online
The internet has been an absolute godsend for many of us whilst we’ve been stuck in our own homes. Just because we’re allowed to go out more doesn’t mean that all of your online conversations need to stop.
Chatting online is actually a great way for you to meet new people without having to step foot outside. If you’re hoping to start dating again, then sign up to some free uk dating sites such as Match Me Happy.
Find out what’s going on in your area
Having been forced to take things outdoors over recent months, many social groups are carrying on doing that. Spend some time researching what’s going on in your local area. There might be outdoor exercise groups, socially distanced walking groups and even outdoor choirs! These kinds of activities are idea if you’re feeling a little anxious. The groups have had to do risk assessments to make sure that they are always abiding by the current legislation, so you can rest assured that you’ll be safe, and they’re a great way to start socialising again.
Above all else, be kind to yourself. We have all been through a traumatic time in many ways and it’s hardly surprising that we are now feeling a little nervous. But, with a little thought to how we can keep ourselves safe, we can now start to move on with enjoying our lives once more.
*This is a collaborative post.