The pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone.
But it’s also given us a unique opportunity to hit the reset button on our lives.
Every day, for almost two years, we’ve struggled to stay connected with our loved ones and keep our jobs going while also dealing with the stress of being cut off from the outside world and having to learn new ways to use technology.
We have come to appreciate the value of taking care of ourselves and attending to our own mental health in ways we may not have imagined.
How can you reset your life after the pandemic?
You may have noticed a return to a more regular pace of life recently.
It all depends on where you are in the world and how your country has dealt with the last two years, or a little more than two years of the global financial crisis.
Is the reset button genuinely being pressed? So far, have your impressions been positive? Is what you’re seeing appealing to you?
Patients in the clinics and clients in my coaching business have both indicated their displeasure with the increased activity and franticness to which we have returned. Some folks feel as if they’ve just stepped back into the days before COVID.
Self-Care and the Pandemic
I’ve had a lot more students interested in studying meditation, visualization, and how to use the power of breath during these periods of downtime. I’ve had a lot of students interested in learning these things during these periods of downtime as well.
We also began to see the need for self-care for our total health, including our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Our lives began to align themselves with the things that meant the most, the things that brought us joy, and the things that actually mattered to us when we began to pay attention.
The pandemic has forced us to reevaluate our lives and how we want to live them. For many of us, that has meant taking a good hard look at what is truly important to us. If you have been feeling lost or adrift since the pandemic began, now is the time to reset your life.
Daily self-reflection and asking the right questions, can help us reset our lives.
If you lack the capability or are unsure of where to begin with self-reflection you may consider options such as a coach, a mentor or even a guided journal. These first steps can help you by beginning to ask yourself the right questions.
Questions like: What is it that you truly value? What would you like to see more of in your own life?
There has been a shift in the importance of deciding what you want to do with your life. Despite the fact that the pandemic is far from over, I believe that the majority of the pandemic and the shock of it are behind us.
We don’t know where we’ll go now that the unknown is behind us.
If we’re going to transform the value of life, we need to take better care of ourselves and one another while also taking action to protect the environment and care for our health and well-being.
Ask yourself: What do I want to be doing in my life right now and for the rest of my life? What kind of a mark do I want to make on the world?
When it comes to spending your free time, what gives you the most happiness?
How about acknowledging that your attitude is the driving force behind everything in your life, including your thoughts and feelings?
Regardless of the issue you’re facing, cultivating a positive outlook and increasing your sense of joy will help you make positive changes in all areas of your life, including work and personal relationships.