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Mask Anxiety

Gemma214

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Hey all, looking for some advice. I start an internship on Monday and since it's in person I'm required to wear a mask all day. I've worn the mask a few times already, but only for short periods. It makes me feel kind of panicky to have something covering my face and mouth and I start to feel super claustrophobic after only a few minutes. Does anybody have good techniques for dealing with this?
 

Cuchculan

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If anything try and think about the safety aspect of wearing the mask. I know it is not nice. I was in a very packed shop yesterday and it was roasting. Had the mask on. All I thought of was that it was for my own good. Not nice when warm and stuffy. Want to rip it off. This is were breathing exercises come into play. More try and breathe through your nose. Might be easier. Hope you find a way to make it work for you.
 

TruthHurts

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If anything try and think about the safety aspect of wearing the mask. I know it is not nice. I was in a very packed shop yesterday and it was roasting. Had the mask on. All I thought of was that it was for my own good. Not nice when warm and stuffy. Want to rip it off. This is were breathing exercises come into play. More try and breathe through your nose. Might be easier. Hope you find a way to make it work for you.
What doe's the mask that you use look like?
 

Cuchculan

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There are lighter masks out there. Case of finding one. My guess is they are more paper made. Might buy them in packs. Use once only.

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MainerMikeBrown

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The problem I initially had with wearing a mask is that I had a hard time breathing when I had a mask on, especially when I was performing manual labor at a volunteer job.

But since then, I've gotten used to it.
 
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