Only now as we slowly move towards the gradual opening up of the world, away from living a 'locked down' life will we be able to feel the full extent of what we have been living through.
After a year and a quarter of living a restricted life, we are now able to go out and socialise and yet for many, this lessening of restriction is bringing enough sense of safety for feelings about our experience to be truly felt.
Many are feeling anxiety as we re-adjust as well as deep sadness as we reflect on a global catastrophe.
If you are experiencing difficult feelings about going back out into the world or unexpected sadness. This is normal! Be kind to yourself and give yourself gentle reassurance as you take small steps. Don't be afraid to share it - others will be feeling the same! By sharing, we will also be able to gently encourage others too.