Episode 147: How to Handle Post Pandemic Angst
We are re-emerging into the world. What does that look like for you? Are you experiencing post-pandemic anxiety? If you or your friends are feeling this way, I want to just give you some tips for your nervous system. It’s important to note there is no “back to normal”, only moving forward.
Coming from a totally judgment-free space, it doesn’t matter what you are or aren’t doing now OR how locked down you were. Depending on your experience during the pandemic, it will differ coming out of it. Regardless, it was a GLOBAL trauma and even a very personal trauma. March 2020, our entire worlds were flipped upside down. Your nervous system was so affected in this last year, we were in total survival mode and that can only be sustained for so long
As a fundamental part of the pandemic, we had so much time to think divinely about our lives and who we want to be. Now you’re facing life returning to “normal”. People are starting to feel safer and move forward. During this transition, give yourself time to recalibrate and take space to reenter society. There is no going back, as a collective society we have been scarred.
So on your spiritual path, honor yourself. Your no’s and yeses are so important. Do not only be a yes person out of obligation. You’ve spent so much time with you, you’re not going to be the same and that’s okay. Honor that.
As one of my listeners, I know that you brought that deeper consciousness and those deep questions during the peak of the pandemic. As we open back up, keep asking those questions.
- How do I want to spend my time?
- Who do I want to spend my time with?
- How do I want to show up for myself? Friends? Family? Daily life?
Give yourself that full permission to say no just as much as to say yes.
For myself since leaving LA, my experience has been less intense. So through this time, we have been living in an alignment that is right for us. Even though I am back to “normal” and going out again, being true to my energy…I’m not ready to be in large groups of people. I am sure that will change, but for now, that’s how I’m choosing to honor my energy and show up for my days. This is going to be different for everyone, maybe honoring yourself is going to a party, or maybe it’s moving more slowly and using your no’s until you are ready.
Whatever it is, honor yourself and create a unique new version of your life in this post-pandemic age.