Tips for Your New Normal

Let’s talk about anything other than Covid-19. We all know that Texas is going to be the first state to take steps to reopen next week. Retail shops will now be allowed to operate as “to-go”, and non emergency surgeries will be reinstated.

Whatever you have been doing during this time; you are probably doing the best you can and doing a dang good job at it! It is important not to compare your situation to someone else’s. We are all going through this pandemic, but we do not all have the same struggles. It’s important to be gentle with yourself right now and prepare for when things do go back to “normal” (whatever that means).

When things do go back to “normal”. Chances are you will have to adjust to less free time and going back to a 9-5 work schedule. Even if you have managed to maintain a job during this shut down, if you’ve been working from home there is still going to be an adjustment period. We will all be commuting once again and spending the majority of our days in an office rather than in our living rooms (or home office). This change is going to hit a lot of us REALLY really hard. Luckily, we have some tips to aid in the adjustment!

Start Planning and Practicing NOW

This one may seem like a no-brainer but your daily schedule during quarantine probably looks drastically different than your days before the shut down. Your daily commute has entirely disappeared and likely, your workday morning routine has disappeared along with it. As much as we hate to tell you this, you should start inching your way back to your typical morning routine pre-shut down. Get up at your normal time and get ready as you normally would. This also means you may have to start going to bed earlier the night before. Getting back into your morning routine will not only help in the long run, it’s going to help you feel more accomplished and productive in the short term as well.