I don't know if anyone feels the same but I have felt less socially anxious recently when going out because I have an excuse to wear mask to cover my face and also the streets are emptier than before. I also do not feel as bad staying at home too much as before because everyone else is doing the same. Not that I want this to last forever, I wish it would go back the old way too but I feel like it can be some kind of blessing in disguise for people with social anxiety? What do you think?
Things are much more slow-paced around here now. It reminds me of how things were when I was a kid, it's less hectic and people seem to be more mindful which makes me feel less anxious. Being able to wear a mask is great, too since I'm hung-up on my appearance so much. Also, every time I start to feel guilt about being so inactive, I remember that everyone else is hunkered-down too.
It's just appreciating the good parts of a bad time, which I think is healthy.