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The Guardian
10 mins | May 13, 2020

How do we conquer COVID-19 fears now we can go out again?

A performance psychologist explores how not to get caught up in draining and irrational patterns of thinking. "Now we find ourselves in a time when fear has become our new currency. Throughout the pandemic there has been a constant dripping of fear, a sense of catastrophic possibilities. There is a deep feeling of something having shifted, and we're not quite sure what it means yet. Humans don't like ambiguity very much, and we especially don't like a freefall into the future. Much of the fear is logical. Is it safe to go to a restaurant or a pub again? Is it less likely we'll catch it now that we're more cautious about going out? Will the 'new normal' always look like this?" Performance psychologist, Pippa Grange, contemplates in the Guardian.

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