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Can You Feel Post-Pandemic Anxiety Creeping In? Tell Us About It

Diners sit at the 24-hour restaurant the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2020. Today's diner scenes often involve masks and spaced out tables, but we're getting closer to some sense of normal returning. What questions do you have about readjusting to post-pandemic life?
Diners sit at the 24-hour restaurant the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, N.H., on Feb. 8, 2020. Today's diner scenes often involve masks and spaced out tables, but we're getting closer to some sense of normal returning. What questions do you have about readjusting to post-pandemic life?

More than a year after much of the world went into the first rounds of lockdown because of the coronavirus, there is finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccinations in the U.S. are increasing with nearly 60 million people being fully vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for vaccinated people includes gatherings inside among vaccinated people.

So dinner parties, brunch, gatherings in general? They'll be back soon. A real commute into the office for work? It's inching closer. But here's the thing: We haven't done these things regularly in more than a year. So if you don't remember how to have an actual social life or how to hold even a short conversation, you're not alone. NPR's All Things Consideredwants to know what you're struggling with as you prepare for some aspects of "normal" to return. Do you already have social anxiety about being social? What have you forgotten how to do? What questions do you have about how to ease back into these situations?

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