Life After Lockdown

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So with lockdown restrictions being eased recently and our way of life slowly getting back to normal, I thought I'd pop on here today and have a little chat with you guys as to my feelings on life after lockdown.

I have mixed feelings about returning to everyday life, lockdown created an almost bubble for me to live in, where I didn't have to challenge my anxieties on a day to day basis and I could just relax and enjoy life in a more limited way.

Now there were already limitations in my life that I'd put on myself, like going out places and stuff like that, and before lockdown I was working hard to break down these self-imposed limitations I'd put on myself, but lockdown put a stop to that.

I'm not trying to take away from what's going on in the world in this post, everything that's gone on and is going on with Corona is awful, but I just felt like I needed a place to vent my feelings and to basically say I'm not feeling ready for things to go back to normal just yet.

Lockdown has created a sort of safe space for my anxieties about going out to live and thrive in and I'm not ready yet to have to face these anxieties again. I'm sort of happy in my anxiety-riddled bubble, I've become used to living this way; to hardly going in shops and leaving the house for exercise and stuff that to go back to the way I used to live, to have to start facing my anxiety again, seems daunting.

I know one day soon I'm going to have to start facing my anxiety again, and getting back to the point where I can hop on a bus and go out for coffee and do my food shopping and stuff like that, but part of me wants just a little while longer to stay in my comfort zone.

I'll be doing a blog post soon all about why you should leave your comfort zone, it's something that's very relevant to me at the moment and I hope it'll help some of you to see that while your comfort zone is, well, comfy, it's very self-limiting.

So yeah, life after lockdown is going to be a bit strange for me, I'm going to have to start working on my anxiety all over again and try to pick up where I left off back in March, and it's not going to be easy, but I hope it'll be worth it in the long run.

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