Are You Ready to Return Back to Normal, Pre-Covid Life?


As COVID-19 restrictions lift across the county and Governor Newsom has given a June 15th reopening date we are finally headed back to “normal.” Are you ready for it?

The pandemic has been tough in a lot of ways and I have talked to a lot of people who are a little bit anxious about heading back to "normal," pre-Covid life! Is this something that is out of the ordinary? Or have our brains actually been rewired to our life of lockdown? Do you even remember what life was like before Covid?

I know when I was working from home during the pandemic, there was a lot less of a divide between work/home life balance. Now that we are in a new routine, have our brains naturally and unconsciously caused us to be cautious about changing back to our old way of doing things?

With all of these questions, I needed to find out why we were so worried about returning to “normal” after we have been begging for it for the past 15 months.

I talked with San Diego Psychologist Dr. Cynthia Burke and she answers some of these questions, gives us some insight as to why we are feeling this way, and then gives us some advice on how to deal with it!

Listen to the full show below.

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