Worried about “returning to normal”?

Are you worried about “returning to normal”? COVID numbers are way down and life is starting to get back to normal. But experts keep telling us the pandemic isn’t over, and there’s that Omicron variant out there. Are you finding yourself overly anxious about going back to work, or to a restaurant, or just hanging out with friends? You might be suffering from “health anxiety.” Here are a few ways to try to deal with it, from Today:

  • Check the facts to see if your anxiety is proportional to your actual risk. For example, if you haven’t been around a ton of people and you get spring allergies, that sniffle probably isn’t COVID.
  • Set limits on the amount of information you seek out. Endlessly doomscrolling through COVID information is more likely to bring on anxiety than to relieve it.
  • Stick to reputable, reliable sources of information. Your best bet is to talk to your doctor about the real risks.
  • Ground yourself with mindfulness exercises. Connect with the present reality rather than always worrying about what’s coming.












Tejay Schwartz

Morning Drive Jock at GM Broadcasting / 102.5 The Vault. -- I was born in Denmark and moved to the US with my family when I was 3. I grew up in Upstate NY and have lived here since. I graduated from JC High school and Sullivan County Community. I'm working The 102.5 The Vault Morning Show as well as traffic (scheduling commercials).