Initially it was bad, but once I got back in the swing of interacting it wasnít as anxiety inducing. I went from five months of social distancing to just being thrown back into work in unorganized circumstances. My job requires a lot of social interaction between people coming in, people leaving, coworkers asking questions, walk ins, and phone calls. So I was a little overloaded at first and felt massively anxious about it all. Like super nauseous, first day at a new job, or going on an interview level of anxiety. When it was a familiar setting I just had to get used to the routine of it again.
Some of the progress I made in regards to my anxiety dwindled, but itís kind of like ice skating. Once you learn you donít really forget that skill, just need to get back on the ice and start slow before building up to your usual speed. If that makes sense.
I was a massively anxious mess at the start of it though, even more than I usually am.
"Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night."