As we prepare to move to Alert Level 2 here in New Zealand in just a few hours time, there will be new freedoms again, as well as the ability to go to the shops and services that have been been closed up until now, and return to some workplaces too.
How are you feeling about this? Shortly after the move to Alert Level 2 was announced on the afternoon on 11 May, I asked Twitter what people were feeling in a simple poll, and here’s how people responded.
Any return to normal life will have to happen at different speeds for different people, according to their need for predictability, psychological safety, and their need for a span of control that they have agency over.
More tomorrow about anxiety and risk aversion.