Managing your feelings about lockdown easing

June 4, 2021

Lockdown has been difficult for many people over the past year. However when we were in full lockdown across the UK things might have felt more certain, as the rules were more clear. Things now might start feeling less clear, and there may be new challenges doing tasks you may have found easy before.

You might feel relieved or excited when lockdown is eased where you live. But you might also find yourself feeling less positive about the changes. You may move through a range of difficult feelings and thoughts.

What you might be feeling as lockdown eases?

  • Anxious
  • Afraid
  • Panicked
  • Hopeless
  • Tired
  • Confused
  • Stressed
  • Unprepared
  • Under pressure

It is important to remember that all of these feeling about lockdown easing are okay. There is no ‘normal’ response to the changes of lockdown . One day you might feel confident to go out and enjoy more freedoms and the next you may feel you do not want to.

What can you do?

Human instinct is to go into panic mode when our survival is being challenged. There are many different ways we can make ourselves feel calmer and find strategies to cope with how you are feeling.

  • Understand your feelings – talk to a trusted person about how you are feeling. Recognise negative/unkind thoughts you may be having and be kind to yourself.
  • Keep yourself well – getting a good night sleep, eating healthy and staying active help your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Control what you can – take a moment to recognise what you can control in the moment and plan ahead to feel more comfortable.
  • Keep in touch – spending time with family and friends whether in person or not can help us feel better and boost our wellbeing.

We aim to keep up to date with the latest current development and news of COVID-19. Take a read of some of our other blogs on All you need to know about COVID-19 , our COVID-19 Homecare Q+A and read about Live-In Care during COVID-19.

How can we help?

At Cavendish Homecare we understand the importance of Mental Health. Which is why we constantly strive to deliver the best level of care to all our patients. Our wealth of experience gained from over 30 years of delivering care to patients suffering with Mental Health illnesses has enabled us to draw on extensive knowledge to support and treat your individual, unique needs.

If you would like to enquire about Mental Health Care:

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