Before COVID-19, anxiety disorders affected 18.1% of American adults. However, according to a recent survey, levels of clinical anxiety have jumped to 40% during the pandemic. Even people who are still working are experiencing anxiety about an uncertain future.
Compounding our stress is our determination to “suck it up” and forge ahead in what has been deemed the “new normal.” As we’ve replaced in-person office collaboration with virtual meetings, we’ve tried to maintain the same level of productivity and focus. Yet, as much as we try to convince ourselves, there is nothing normal about life right now.