Lockdown Anxiety

I wasn’t sure what to write about in this week’s post, I thought about a typical favourites post, or my go to beauty products right now, but I realised I didn’t want to write about that at the moment.

I’ve been feeling a lot of anxiety recently (nothing unusual) but it’s got more intense recently at the idea of lockdown easing, shops are opening back up here in the UK and don’t get me wrong half of me likes the idea of normality making a come back but the other half of me has got so used to lockdown life that I almost don’t want to get out of it.

I know I have to at some point, but how to get back to normal (whatever normal is) and not feel like I’m having a panic attack at every moment is going to be a difficult task. Is anybody else feeling the same?

jodie-walton-d_0lxwOuyO4-unsplashPhoto by Jodie Walton on Unsplash

I know that I need to get out of the house, and going on walks has helped massively, I’ve braved the supermarket a few times which, I won’t lie, it was stressful and I coped, if that’s what you want to call it.

To get used to normality again the one thing I know I need to face is the high street. I’ve done online shopping and it’s great, no people, no queues, no need to actually get dressed for that, however, that’s not going to help me.

So, I’m going to make it a mission to actually go out and do some shopping. Face masks and social distancing required obviously.

I’ve seen some other bloggers who have posted what they’ve bought in the shops recently and your girl really wants to do a Primark shop, I’ve heard good things about the staff in all the stores making everyone feel at ease.

I’m prone to overthinking things and this is probably one of those situations that I’m going to overthink a bit too much, I won’t be going on my own, that would be a complete disaster, I’ll be going with my boyfriend who I’ve been in lockdown with, which will help my anxiety a lot.

Have you got any tips for overcoming this lockdown anxiety? Have you been out shopping? What was it like?




5 thoughts on “Lockdown Anxiety”

  1. I’ve actually thrived during the lockdown so I’ve been feeling a bit sad now that it’s lifted in my country, but I’ve learned one thing, and that is I’ve been imposing so many limits on myself before this.

    Of course, now it’s time to go ahead and break said limits, but meh, I really don’t mind being at home all day.

    Thanks for sharing this post!

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  2. I’ve not really had anxiety about lockdown as such. As I’m socially awkward at the best of times I’ve kind of enjoyed it.

    What I was a little anxious about was going back to work. I work in retail although my normal role is non customer facing & mostly can be done from home. In order to open our stores I had to be back in store for a short period to support my teams. The thought of having to deal with the public during social distancing stressed me out a little.

    As a customer going shopping at the moment doesn’t bother me as I can control what I do. When your on the other side of retail it is a very different story.

    Sorry for such a long comment.

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      1. Think lockdown has shown actually how quickly you can become used to / comfortably with something new. Although as people we don’t really like change. Most of us I think have accepted the new normal in one way or another.

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