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As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling excited yet anxious and awkward about returning to normal life and interacting with others. What used to come so naturally doesn't feel so natural anymore.
This article is written by Olivia Bogucki, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychology fellow in Primary Care at Mayo Clinic in Rochester and Mayo Family Clinic Kasson.
Over the past year, your social skills may have gotten rusty. That's OK and natural after dealing with the uncertainty about your health, safety, home and work life, friendships, and so much more.
Here are some tips for regaining your comfort and confidence in social situations:
Remember, everyone is brushing off the social rust together. If your anxiety continues and is negatively affecting your relationships, consider consulting your primary care provider or a mental health provider.
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