Managing mixed emotions during COVID-19

Moving through the COVID-19 traffic light system can bring mixed emotions.

You might be excited to get back to your routines and hug whānau or loved ones, but also have manawa pā/anxious feelings around going back to a loud, busy world of mahi/work and social expectations. It’s perfectly understandable to have these mixed feelings and to feel tāmomi/overwhelmed by them. Even changes for the better can be disruptive to our wellbeing and can feel whakamataku/scary at times.
We’ve sourced some guidance from people who’ve lived through and managed manawa pā/anxious thoughts and emotions before, and a registered psychologist. Together with your own instincts, their mātauranga/wisdom can help you to find a way through.