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Covid-19 completely disrupted millions of people’s work life.  As we begin to see the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, many of us are either returning to work or gearing up to go back to work.

Some of the people I have been speaking with lately are experiencing some anxiety about transitioning back. Some are downright freaking out.

It’s important to practice some self-compassion during this time.  Be honest about how you’re feeling and welcome those feelings.  Find ways to express those feelings safely.   I highly recommend journaling.

It’s important to remember that each of us has unique life circumstances that may cause us to be more concerned about returning to a post-pandemic world.  Be compassionate with yourself.

Take moments to pause and check in with yourself.  This will help you be more intentional in interactions and help you operate from a place of awareness and clarity.

It's important to be kind to yourself during this transition.  Make sure you are getting the facts from reliable trusted sources.

Research has shown that meditation can reduce symptoms of stress and anxiety. Meditation can help deactivate the part of our brain that is responsible for reacting to threat. When we stay grounded and centered, we are better able to respond from the rational part of our brain. 

Want to start a new meditation practice?  Join us starting in October on Tuesday nights. 

 

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