Anxious about reentering society COVID-19

Anxious feelings are understandable when returning to everyday life after the pandemic. There will be a process of readjustment. There are bound to be thoughts or worries about the changes that are happening in your life. It is natural for people to want to stay in their comfort zone. Entering the unknown is what causes our anxious feelings. However, there are several benefits to returning to everyday life, so it is crucial to fight those thoughts.

Many states are relaxing the pandemic restrictions allowing us to "freely move about the cabin." We've been physically away from people for over a year, communicating primarily through the computer. Interacting with people after so long of a time can be anxiety producing. We're either unsure of the safety of our health or uncertain about how to interact with people again. "So, as more people get vaccinated, and we accelerate toward a new normal, is it any wonder that some people are feeling hesitant to let go of precautions?" Source: NYTimes

Nearly half of Americans say they feel uneasy thinking about in-person interaction once the pandemic ends, according to the American Psychological Association's 2021 Stress in America report. (USAToday) These anxious feelings happen…

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happiness happy

Happiness has more importance than just feeling good. Happiness is also essential to your health, longevity, success, and relationships. This is all proven by research and science. Happiness is healthy!  

We're seeking something more out of life, and happiness is what we think will solve our issues. Yet happiness comes and goes; it's a fleeting emotion. As I've written in previous articles, our goal should not be happiness. Instead, our goal should be inner peace. 

Therefore, happiness is not the end; it's a means we use to get to the end, inner peace.

The importance of happiness is often discounted in a culture obsessed with material success. Still, it's hard to purchase something that will make you happy in the long term.

Your happiness isn't just important to you. It's also important to your friends, family, and your employer.

Consider these ideas:

  1. Happy people are healthier. Happier people get sick less frequently and less severely on average. Happy people visit the hospital less often. A bad mood is bad for your immune system, too.
    1. Happy people are less likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. Your physical and mental health are at greater risk when you're not happy.
    2. Healthcare is…

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happiness innerpeace

Happiness! Everyone wants to be happy, right? Even animals are instinctively driven toward comfort and away from discomfort. Yet, so many of us feel that becoming happy is too difficult. We look for the “trick” or the quick fix in finding happiness.

But what if being happy is simpler than you think? What if I told you that you can be happy every day, regardless of what’s happening in your life? I’m not naive. I, too, had to learn happiness and to find my inner peace. That’s why I know it’s possible. Because I’ve done it! 

There are many simple and easy things you can do each day to increase the odds of feeling happy. You’ll even enjoy doing them since their self-rewarding behaviors.

Take control of your happiness with these ideas:

Listen to music that you love

There aren’t many things that can influence your emotions faster than hearing a song that you love. You can find just about any song you please online for free these days. Set aside a few minutes each day to listen to a song or two that boosts your mood.

Be grateful

It only takes a moment to think of the good…

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inner peace happiness

Inner peace and happiness are possible even during a long-lasting pandemic. The "new normal" is a phrase that has entered our everyday speech, along with terms such as "social distancing," "physical distancing," or "PPE." Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have been changed.

To think that almost a year ago, we weren't living under the restrictions of a pandemic! I still remember the day I was told to leave work. We all were under the impression we'd return in a couple of weeks. Just a brief "vacation" of sorts. Who knew that almost a year later, I'm still working from home. Life has changed for all of us, and we don't know when it'll end. And that not knowing is the origin of our stress taking away our inner peace. 

The idea of a "new normal" is problematic and causes many of us to feel anxious. Friends and clients of mine worry that life may never be how it was before the pandemic. Yes, that may be true. But I wonder if a return to life as it was is in our best interest. 

How The Modern World Necessitates Inner Peace

"The modern world takes a…

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grief COVID

Grief is a typical human experience, but the COVID-19 pandemic has upended many of the ways we usually manage the loss. Here are my tips on coping healthily with your grief. 

Grief is one of those emotions that many of us think of only during the loss of a loved one. And while this is the grief, many of us experience grief, and the grieving process, can happen whenever we have a loss. 

During COVID-19, we have experienced many deaths, and those events elicit feelings of grief, but almost everyone has experienced loss due to the coronavirus. We have lost employment, lost freedom of movement lost ability to meet with family and friends as we used to, and lost a sense of control over our lives. All of these are losses that can lead us to feel grief. 

The Mayo Clinic reports that "In addition to feeling grief over the loss of life caused by COVID-19, you're likely grieving the loss of your normal routine." Check out my article on this topic written a couple of months ago by clicking here

"Not only are people now grappling with the loss of normalcy, but also with anticipatory grief, or…

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