LIFE AFTER LOCKDOWN: A FOCUS ON ‘RETURN ANXIETY’
by Kelly Marcisz
During the past few weeks people in Switzerland, as well as other parts of the world have been adjusting to life after lockdown and with more lifting of restrictions announced this week, life is starting to feel somewhat normal again.
There appear to be two common responses from the public following these developments, those who celebrate and those who greet the news with trepidation. And perhaps a third response is common too, one of both excitement and apprehension.
It’s quite normal to have a range of emotions while adjusting to life after lockdown. This is unchartered territory on a global scale. Much like there was a big adjustment to life in lockdown, so it makes sense that people would need time to adjust to life after lockdown. A lot has changed in a short space of time and with that can come an increase in feelings of anxiety.