The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many facets of modern-day life, from how we shop to how we learn, work out, and socialize. Your life has probably changed in one way or another due to the coronavirus, and adapting to these changes isn’t easy. As Psychology Today explains, humans are creatures of habit and adjusting our behavior takes time.
If you want to successfully adapt, try to reframe your mindset. Instead of highlighting the negatives, seek the positives by finding opportunities in the “new normal” of COVID. Read on for additional inspiration on how you can take life’s lemons and make them into lemonade when it comes to COVID-inspired changes in your life.
The change you’re facing: You’ve lost your job
CNBC reports that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in mass job loss across America. If you’re out of a job, you may be worried about money. Consider looking for temp work online until you find something more long-term. There are some easy online jobs you can do from home with little experience, such as data entry and virtual assistant gigs. In the meantime, reassess your career path. This might be the right moment to make a change. Careerfoundry identifies reasons people commonly change jobs, from shifting values to a desire for more stimulating challenges.
If you’re ready for a career change, consider a freelance career in your area of expertise. You can find remote work opportunities in writing, graphic design, web development, accounting, and much more. When starting your own freelance business, you’d do well to set yourself up as a limited liability company. This business entity has benefits such as tax advantages, flexibility, and less paperwork, and a formation service like Zen Business can handle the registration process. Make sure to read reviews before trusting them with this task.
The change you’re facing: You’re spending more time at home
Odds are you’ve spent more time at home due to COVID, and you might be getting cabin fever as a result. This can create tension at home, resulting in more complaining, arguing, and general discontent in your family. Clear out the bad energy by organizing and decluttering. You can further make the most of your time at home by using the opportunity to take care of home improvement projects, like painting or upgrading furniture.
The change you’re facing: You’re eating at home more frequently
Many restaurants have closed or restricted capacity because of COVID. As a result, you’ve probably been eating at home more. While it can be tempting to order delivery, seize the opportunity to cook for yourself instead. According to Johns Hopkins University, home-cooking is generally healthier because you can precisely control the ingredients and portions. If you don’t love dishing up a meal, minimize the need to spend time in the kitchen with batch cooking. Betty Crocker has a list of slow cooker recipes that are easy to make and great for freezing and reheating.
The change you’re facing: Home workouts are your new normal
Many people are also avoiding fitness centers due to worries about infection. If you’ve been trying to work out from home but find your motivation is lacking, it may be time for a change. Consider trying an alternative workout that’s different from your usual routine. CNET offers a list of possibilities like CorePower Yoga, Peloton, and Blogilates. You might also consider trying group Zoom workouts. Men’s Health reveals that working out with other people keeps individuals motivated and accountable.
Grappling with COVID-related change isn’t always easy. However, there are ways to put a positive spin on the circumstances. Consult the above guide for inspiration.
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