Anxiety-let’s talk:

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I’m not going to lie last year was hard. How do you go from seeing people and working to nothing? I miss hugging people because I’m a big hugger. I miss having lunch with my friends. I miss going to work. I haven’t worked since last year. I miss just hanging out with my husband at our normal hangouts. But now that Texas has opened up it doesn’t feel right anymore. I don’t know what is wrong with me I just feel okay not hanging out with my friends. I want to but I have so much anxiety about it. I have anxiety just going into a grocery store. My anxiety has gotten the best of me I’m not going to lie. But how do I calm my nerves? Even though we have a vaccine out my anxiety is still on 1000%. So am I the only one with this feeling? Let me know your thoughts.

10 thoughts on “Anxiety-let’s talk:

  1. I’m working in person because I’m a healthcare provider. But I hate going to the grocery store now. We will likely be under a mask mandate in Virginia for a while longer. I get so angry, though, when I see people shopping without masks on. I’ve been wearing N95’s and KN95’s at work, which are difficult to tolerate, and so wearing a surgical mask feels like nothing while I’m out. I just can’t believe how selfish some people can be. I want to be done with COVID, but we are still fighting in the hospitals. It’s not over yet. I totally get your anxiety. Sigh…

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    1. Thank you for all you do. I know you’re tired. I 🙏 COVID will be over with soon. It feels like people don’t care anymore. I don’t understand why. I’m trying to work on my anxiety but it’s hard to do when I have to go out.

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      1. I mostly see people after the danger has passed and they are recovering. Those who have spent time in the ICU and vented are typically extremely weak. There are certain places in my county that are very mask non-compliant. Next time I see a man not wearing one, I think I’ll start up a conversation about how the long term effects of COVID can include ED and low sperm count…

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      1. Thank you. I appreciate that. I think it’s so important for all of us to realize that we are in this collective experience of the pandemic together, and we all have anxiety created by it in some way. It’s exacerbated by our lack of normal outlets for our stress, like getting together with friends. I’m hoping we can get enough people vaccinated to prevent more mutations that will prolong the pandemic. Here’s hoping the end is near!

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  2. I feel similar, C: I hate going out in public, or even seeing my sometimes-masking roommate, because I see her and so many other people touching doors and handles with their hands rather than using elbows or feet, and not washing or sanitizing when they come in, and not wearing the mask properly (over the nose), and with the recall here in California, the no-maskers are even bolder now, opposing the governor on any and everything.

    I just try to eat my garlic every day and minimize my outings, although one friend is getting pretty uptight about it.

    Just get in my room and breath deeply.
    With essential oil of Lavender.

    Stay safe,
    -Shira

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    1. I know that’s hard to live with. I’m always cleaning the doors and washing my hands. I was doing that before COVID it’s just amazing to see what people didn’t do before COVID. I’m trying to not let it bother me but it does. I just hope that people could be more understanding. But I’ve noticed that more people are selfish and only think about themselves.

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      1. True, and true, unfortunately, but all we can do is put the educational kind words out there, as much as we can, and work on changing the the culture, right?

        Stay safe, and
        take care
        -S. Destinie

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