It has been too long since my last post, so I thought I should get on and start again. Since COVID 19 I have found it really easy to sit back and let the days roll right past me. I have still been working (from home) and I have been seeing my clients at my volunteer sites from my front room. I haven’t stopped what I would normally do, it has just been without the travel around the county.
I understand that for some people being at home in has been great, they have enjoyed not having the social issues they would face normally (will come back to these), they can hide in their room and just ignore what is going on. I also understand that for various reasons, people will be itching to get out and see the world again as if nothing happened. But there is one thing that may not change for some, people’s mental health state. Just because you are locked in a room, or you're getting out but at a distance, there will always be an element of mental health issues.
Okay, the people who don’t enjoy social gatherings, at work or at schools etc, will be enjoying the stay at home thing right now. It will be a blessing in disguise for them and they will be happy just doing their thing. They won’t have to deal with the anxieties about what people are thinking about them or thinking that people will be making comments about them. They won’t be translating side looks and people’s reactions at negatives against them. Right now, they are sat in their rooms or in their homes, just not worrying about the outside world and its thoughts of them.
I also know that, as said earlier, people will be itching to get out, they are social butterflies. They have been struggling with the lack of social interaction and have found it hard to get on with their lives. These people will have felt that they may have been forgotten, or that people don’t want to know them.
But in each case, some people may have been struggling with this lockdown or the thought of going back to normal. Issues like anxiety, depression, and stress just won't go away, no matter what you're doing around lockdown.
The best thing to do is to talk to someone. Get in touch today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or message 07484641586 for your initial free session.