Managing mixed emotions while living through a pandemic

COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty, stress and hardship with it, and many people continue to feel mixed emotions as a result of it.

You may be feeling manawa pā or anxious about catching COVID-19 again or for the first time, or might be struggling with your recovery post-infection. It’s normal to feel tāmomi/overwhelmed, tired and low. 

To help with managing these feelings, 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.