New normal, cabin syndrome, symptoms and tips

Faced with the pandemic we are going through, social isolation has been more or less adopted as the most effective measure to prevent further contagion.

We stayed locked up at the house as it was our best way to take care of ourselves, but after a long time and with very few limitations for going out, we are more or less used to this “new way of life”.

It is said that a person takes 21 days to acquire a habit; In the beginning, the acquisition requires a lot of effort both physically and mentally, leading to anxiety as one of the most prominent symptoms. Then, over the days, we started to get used to this new habit.

But … how to get back there? How to start going out without fear? How to adapt to new hygiene and social security measures? How did we get it back?

    The process of returning to normal

    We are now in Spain in the descaling phase; it means that little by little we will start to leave, with new limitations and habits that we will have to acquire little by little.

    One thing I see in a lot of people is that now that we can get out slowly, a situation of fear and dread begins to occur, Which means that it is difficult for us to leave the house and the confinement that we lived two months ago.

    We are talking about the hut syndrome, which is the fear of going out, the fear of contacting other people, the fear of doing activities that were once daily in our life. We are aware of the real risk of exposing ourselves to exit.

    This is why it is quite normal for feelings of insecurity and fear to arise, as we perceive our home as the only safe place to be. It was very difficult for us to understand that we did not have to leave the house, but now that we can do it, it is difficult for us to cope with this new way of life, because after weeks of confinement our minds got used to the safety of our home. This is due to a natural consequence of spending so much time at home confined.

    Symptoms We May Have If We Go Through Cabin Syndrome

    these are the different ways this problem manifests itself.

    • At the cognitive level: difficulty concentrating, memory problems
    • Emotionally: symptoms of depression, feeling of anxiety, anxiety, fear, feeling of suffocation
    • A lot of fear of going out, going back to our previous routine, establishing social relationships, lack of motivation

    How to get back to normal?

    The first thing I advise is make our outings progressiveLet’s be the ones who regulate what we need and how we do it.

    It is important to gradually gradually increase our contact with the outside world, but little by little, and to see what we feel, what emotions this generates in us. It is essential that we listen and reflect on what is happening to us, And that we can express it. I recommend doing it little by little, because in this way we will come into contact with our lives gradually and not suddenly.

    It is also important that when we are allowed to go out we do something that we love, like enjoying the sun, the smells, the nature. If we like to play sports, gradually connect with him. It’s a lot easier if we focus on those little things so that we can be motivated so that we can repeat the outing the next day. Before the birth, we probably didn’t stop to see a lot of things because we still had them.

    But now, after the wave of pandemic infections, we should put more emphasis on the little things we took for granted and that we cannot do them now.

    To alleviate the symptoms of cabin syndrome, it is necessary to consider adhering to and following safety protocols. Faced with the fear that we take out on the street, social distancing, the use of a mask, hand washing is essential, where the whole will provide us with more security, Both individually and in our society.

    It’s okay to be afraid right now, but it’s also okay to want to get over it bit by bit and feel more confident about ourselves and the outside world.

    Being able to practice, if possible, relaxation and breathing techniques, will allow us to feel calmer, and especially to connect with the fears of the elderly in order to be able to overcome them little by little.

    To conclude

    In these coming weeks, I advise you to be able to assess and pay close attention to what we feel each day, especially if the feeling of fear continues to exist over the days, to consult a professional on what we are feeling. We often do not know how to get out of a situation, and we need psychological help to achieve this.

    We encourage everyone to be able to start being a little more positive, and that together we can get out of this situation. It’s okay for some to cost us more effort, but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve it. We do not all have the same hours or the same tools, and none of us has ever experienced this confinement. It’s a whole new situation for everyone.

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