At the moment, conditions of the lockdowns that swept the nation from March 2020 to the end of last year have started to ease up in some places, making it possible for people to get out and about and try to start resuming their normal lives.
For some people, however, they’ve finally started managing the physical, financial, and mental struggles of being locked down, and they’re now having a problem getting back out into the real world. For some, life after lockdown has them feeling anxious and unsure. Are you one of those people? Read on below to find out the signs and symptoms that you may be suffering from post-lockdown anxiety and what you can do about it.
Symptoms of Post-Lockdown Anxiety
For many people, the thought of going back into the real world and being around crowds when there’s no cure for COVID-19 can leave them just as anxious and worried as the COVID-19 virus did to begin with. Some signs and symptoms of this anxiety are listed below.
- Stomach cramps
- Problems concentrating
- Shortness of breath
- Your heart is racing
- You’re worried about the future
- Problems sleeping
While these symptoms could be from a variety of different things, if they continue you should see your primary healthcare provider to see if you’re suffering from post-lockdown and anxiety so that you can set up a treatment plan. It is nothing to be ashamed of, as many people are having this problem now that the restrictions are being lifted.