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How to Deal With Post-Pandemic Anxiety

There are many different forms of anxiety, which have a number of potential causes, manifesting in numerous ways. However, most of the time, they stem from high-stress situations — like returning to your regular schedule after a year of quarantine. 

It’s tough to identify anxiety symptoms, since they vary from person to person, but understanding your personal symptoms increases your ability to work through them. 

Today, we’ll look at some post-pandemic situations that may trigger anxiety and explore ways to deal with them. But first, let’s take a closer look at anxiety symptoms. 

Understanding Anxiety Symptoms 

As noted above, anxiety symptoms vary from person to person, but understanding your symptoms is more than half of the battle. Here are some of the most common anxiety symptoms people tend to experience.  

  • Feelings of impending doom
  • Lack of concentration
  • Inability to focus 
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Feeling panicked, nervous, or tense
  • Insomnia
  • Avoiding people, places, or things that trigger your anxiety 
  • Hyperventilating 
  • Pins and needles sensation 
  • Tremors; muscle twitching 
  • Tightness in chest 
  • Sweating 

Oftentimes, you may experience one or more of these symptoms and have no idea it’s related to anxiety. You think it’s directly related to a particular situation or scenario, and while this is partly true, it helps to take notice of the relationship between triggers and anxiety. Certain situations, or people, can trigger anxiety symptoms. 

Now that you have a better understanding of the symptoms, let’s look at how you can handle these high-anxiety situations. 

Going Back to the Office

Millions of people worldwide had to adjust to the “work from home” lifestyle. This was more challenging for some people, especially if kiddos were in the equation. 

Nonetheless, it looks like the lockdown restrictions will loosen up in the next month or so (fingers crossed), and many companies may be asking employees to transition back to the office soon. This is a trigger for many people. 

With everything that’s transpired, some people are apprehensive to make the transition. It seems all at once restrictions are loosening up, so this — combined with going back to the office — definitely triggers anxiety for some people.  

How to handle this situation: 

If this situation resonates with you, you have a couple of options. Try to communicate your concerns with your employer. See if you can adopt a hybrid schedule to ease yourself back into things. While you’re adjusting, try adding CBD Gummies to your daily routine, especially when you go into the office. 

With 25mg per gummy, you’ll have no issue chilling out when you’re in the office. Instead of fixating on the unknowns, you can get on with your day in the most productive way. 

Hitting the Social Scene Again 

Perhaps, one of the most annoying things about quarantine was feeling like we were missing out on a social life that was thriving (well, some of us). If you’ve spent any time scrolling through social media feeds, you’ve seen people are out in some areas — full force! 

But this doesn’t change the fact you still have your reservations about being in a crowded bar where social distancing and masks are non-existent. Social anxiety is a big issue for some people in general, so adding post-COVID concerns to the situation makes things even harder. 

We get it. It’s hard because you’re ready to mingle, but there’s still that little voice in your head yelling obscenities, trying to scare you. 

How to handle this situation: 

When you’re ready to dip your toe back into the social pond, do so with our CBD + CBG 2:1 Wellness Tincture. The 2:1 ratio of CBD to CBG creates the ideal balance between chill and energised — making you more ready to mingle. 

With concentrations ranging from 500–4000mg, this tincture will easily become your wingman (or wingwoman)!

Job Interviews 

Job hunting is never “fun," but it’s a necessary means to an end. You need a job, so you have to put in the work to find one. Still, these days, prepping for an interview is sometimes more demanding than the actual job itself! 

You’ve got to study the interview questions and have your responses down so you can dazzle the hiring manager. Still, something always seems to happen. You prepare for the interview, but when you’re face to face with the interviewer, you freeze and all of your responses escape your mind. It seems like nothing is coming out of your mouth, except “uhh” and “umm.”

How to handle this situation: 

You need to take a deep breath and remember who you are and what you’re capable of. Don’t overthink the interview process. Wake up the morning of your interview and meditate, allowing our CBD + CBG Morning Capsules to transport you to a positive, calm state of mind. 

When it comes to the actual interview, take another deep breath, and exude all the confidence you have regarding the position you know you can do. Make sure you’re prepared, stay calm through the interview, and watch the offers roll in!

Final Thoughts 

They say our struggles and challenges help us grow more than anything else we experience. If you think about it, the pandemic has done this for all of us in different ways. You’ve adapted and adjusted over and over, but you’ll have to do this many more times throughout your life. 

Post-pandemic anxiety is real. There’s a lot to think about. We were all shut in for close to a year, so don’t beat yourself up if it’s taking you a little more time to get back out there. 

Start by understanding your most common anxiety symptoms and then the most common post-pandemic triggers. When you combine our tips with recommended CBD products, you’ll be chilling and back to your routine in no time! 

Ready to hit the social scene again? Grab our Mixed Berry Gummies to carry along!