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How to deal with post pandemic social anxiety

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During the lockdowns caused by the Covid pandemic, I made sure to mainly concentrate on my business. I knew I had to. As no one could tell where the economy was heading. My mantra was to focus only on the things that I have control over and let go of the rest. This helped me in gaining more clarity and raising levels of productivity, but with time, while the Covid vaccines started placing their marks, and people started seeing each other again, that clarity, slowly, got painted by drops of confusion and social anxiety.

I was not alone. A survey by the American Psychological Association found that about half of respondents said they felt uneasy about returning to in-person interaction once the pandemic ends. Richard Heimberg, a professor at Temple University who has studied social anxiety since the early 1980s, said that the transition into society is likely resulting in all types of anxiety. He........

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