Easing restrictions for COVID-19 is going to create some nervousness and anxiety as it is yet another change in such a short space of time. Even though it has only been 3 months we have been through quite a lot of change in our lives.
Change causes disruption to our routine and its routine that we rely on to stay well. Another change to our routine means some instability for a time.
I have to say I have only gone as far as my local small business to grab some groceries, medical needs and other essential shopping and exercise. I have gotten use to staying at home. As they say it's one small step...
Take it day by day in extending yourself with the relax of restrictions. Just because you can, do what feels comfortable for you. It might be starting off with take away coffee and a walk to the local park either by yourself or with a friend (with 1.5 metre distancing) and then if you feel comfortable to take the next step after that to go to a cafe try and see how you feel.
There is also the option to do a virtual coffee date. Go online with zoom and you and a friend can have a coffee or tea and chat over zoom in the comfort of your pyjamas and home.
For me Zoom coffee dates and family catch up means I can still stay connect without been any risk.
See what works for you, be creative and take it step by step.
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