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Feeling anxious about in-person work, school? Here’s how to ease the transition

Feeling anxious about in-person work, school? Here’s how to ease the transition

University of Washington psychology professor Jane Simoni specializes in health interventions and coping with the stress of chronic illness. When it comes to going back, she said that people tend to fall into one of three camps: Those who cannot wait to get back to routines and, ideally, pre-pandemic life; those who found, and want to hold onto, some silver linings of remote work and instruction; and those who have embraced their new way of living and want to leave the “before times” behind. No matter how you feel, it’s important to be patient with yourself and others, Simoni said.

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