8 Easy COVID Adaptations To Make Moving Forward
GUEST POST – Emma from Emmagracebrown will be sharing 8 easy covid adaptations to make moving forward.
The Covid-19 pandemic turned life as we once knew it upside down. By attacking societies at their core, it affected every aspect of life from international collaborations to individual relationships. Lives have been lost, economies crushed, and vulnerabilities in the fabric of our modern world have never been more apparent. Vaccinations have since driven down infections and economies are trying to recover. As we emerge from the fog of the pandemic, the big question is whether life will ever return to what it was pre-pandemic. Is humanity’s memory too short that we will quickly abandon the lessons from the pandemic or will some adaptations that proved useful persist moving forward? Will faith and purpose prevail? In this article, we look at 8 easy COVID adaptations that we as a society should make permanent moving forward.
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SAVE THESE 8 EASY COVID ADAPTATIONS TO MAKE MOVING FORWARD FOR LATER!
8 EASY COVID ADAPTATIONS TO MAKE MOVING FORWARD
1. AN APPRECIATION FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS
Many people were driven to the edge at the height of the pandemic either by illness or the resulting economic downturn. Workers were laid off, businesses shut down, and death and disease hovered all around us. We were suddenly confronted with harsh realities of life and this forced us to develop an appreciation for what really matters in life. Wastefulness and vain pursuits were cast aside.
The return to normalcy should not mean re-adopting our mindless pre-pandemic routines. The pandemic has taught us that there is so much we can live without. Our newly developed appreciation for what really matters should persist. It should be reflected in our budgets and daily routines.
2. MINDFULNESS WHEN INTERACTING WITH PEOPLE
While party shy introverts found some comfort in the lockdown and social distancing guidelines, most people suffered from loneliness and mental health issues. Cases of anxiety and depression skyrocketed. Creative ways to manage social isolation had to be developed. When the restrictions on physical interactions were finally lifted, the excitement of meeting family and friends in person was palpable.
It is hard to imagine that before the pandemic people preferred to spend all day on their phones instead of enjoying the special moments with their loved ones. The pandemic has forced us to appreciate social interaction and mindfulness in the presence of company. We can only hope that this persists moving forward.
3. PRIORITIZING HEALTHY HABITS
The pandemic made people of all ages focus on the simple pleasures that give life meaning. Many people started prioritizing self-care and activities that felt indulgent before like taking bubble baths became essential. People realized that being good to themselves offered some reprieve from the horrors of Covid-19 lurking in the world.
Hopefully, as we go ‘back to normal,’ the daily grind will not consume our lives again and people will still find time to take care of their health and well-being.
4. FIND CONTENTMENT AT HOME
One of the silver linings of the lockdown was the opportunity to stay at home, slow down and engage in meaningful activities. Without the hustle and bustle of chores, work, school, and other responsibilities, people were able to introspect and find appreciation for solitude. Families that had been too busy for each other now had time for family game nights and other activities to bond over.
Now that people have figured out how to be happy spending time at home by creating a space they love, they will not go back to being constantly on the move.
5. SUPPORT FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Local businesses were badly hit by the pandemic. Many did not survive and their owners lost their livelihoods. In contrast, the big corporations continued to make profits and benefit from government rescue packages. Many people realized that they had to stand with their neighbors to help them weather the tough economic climate since the government was not going to do it.
Moving forward most people have decided to fiercely support local businesses by buying from them. This move will continue to empower our neighbors and the community in general.
6. THE NEED TO PURSUE OUR PASSIONS
The pandemic taught many people that life can take a drastic turn without warning. Spending time at home during the lockdown forced many workaholics to pause and reflect on their life choices. Wasting our lives on things that don’t matter in the end while we put our dreams on hold is no longer an option. Moving forward, we should continue to care about things that matter like pursuing our passions and keeping up with our loved ones.
7. APPRECIATION FOR NATURE
During the pandemic, spending time in nature became an effective coping strategy. Plenty of evidence has now established the link between time spent in nature and our physical and mental well-being. The case for green spaces and urban parks has since been strengthened. People should continue spending more time outdoors, learning to enjoy and respect nature.
8. SHIFTING CAREER GOALS
The pandemic resulted in unprecedented levels of furloughs and layoffs. The lucky had the opportunity to adjust to working from home but many struggled for months to find jobs. Many people have since been forced to re-evaluate their career goals.
People who lost their jobs started home-based businesses. This has given them flexibility and opportunity for growth. If you have decided to launch your own home-based business in Ohio, consider forming an Ohio Limited Liability Company (LLC). This way, you not only protect your assets from liability but also benefit from tax advantages, flexibility, and less paperwork. You can use a formation service to avoid spending a fortune on lawyer fees and learning all the State-specific rules and regulations.
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, it not only shifted our daily routines but also our priorities and life goals. We had to make adaptations to cope with the new reality. Now that things are slowly getting back to normal, we look back at some of these lifestyle adjustments and their applicability moving forward. It is clear that we can apply some of the adaptations that were forced on us by the pandemic to improve our lives and the world around us moving forward.
Thank you so much Emma for sharing these awesome covid adaptations to make moving forward!
Until next time,