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Life After COVID – Things To Do/Think about

15/05/2020

Here comes the debate as to whether life should go back to normal again or if after all this COVID-19 business is over, we should create a new, better normal.

So, here is a post about life after COVID, things to do, and what to remember.

I am sure you have all been sitting and thinking about all the things you want to do when life goes back to normal.

At the moment we can go shopping for essentials, we have just started going back to work and we can leave the house for exercise.

We cant see our friends or other family members, we can’t eat out (we can get takeaways though.)

Not a lot. I might have missed something but really, there’s not a lot.

However, dwelling on this is doing us no favours so, let’s think about all the great things we are going to do when this is over.

Normal Life Right Now

Pre COVID-19, life was normal as we knew it.

So much has happened in the whole entire world since this pandemic. The question is, do you really want to go back to the way things were? For comfort reasons and to act as nothing happened, then yes.

But if we want to use this time to make some positive changes, then there’s no better time than now.

I don’t want to dwell on the things we should all change because you probably know what they are!
These things include the following;

  • How we treat our environment.
  • The way we are with other humans.
  • What we appreciate.
  • Humans can be selfish!
  • Spending too much money.
  • Not supporting others.

I am sure you can agree with some of those points, or maybe even add your own! We are all the same in some aspects, but we all want to change for the better. Who wouldn’t?

Life right now has changed drastically from the start of this year, you have probably already started noticing differences in the way you lead your life and the way others are too.

The New Normal

I cannot really tempt fate and imply what the new normal way of life after COVID will be, however…

If the following things could become the new normal, then I think the world will slowly become a better place.

  • Create LESS WASTE…
    I saw a photo of a KFC box on the floor outside when KFC first reopened. There isn’t any need for this behaviour. Keep the earth tidy!
  • Shop at local stores and small businesses.
    Since this has all happened there has been a lot of support for small businesses. This should continue! It is so nice to see people sharing online business and Etsy stores online. Instagram even have their own feature for stories now!
  • Take care of your own health better.
    A lot of us have been trying to stay healthy-ish during this time being at home. I have written a post about it here – Staying healthy during COVID
  • Live slower, but more meaningfully.
    Working and rushing until burn out has been proven not good for us! Having this time to slow down has made us appreciate our time more, and live slower.

A few other little things;

  • Be kinder to others, even if you don’t know them.
    Even just smiling at strangers, or helping others when they need it. Increase your good karma!
  • Stop holding grudges.
    If you have bad energy with someone and it is affecting your life, now is the time to sort it.
  • See your family more.
    If you have been stuck alone, or only with your household. You will have of course missed your friends and family. Arrange to see them more often!
  • Do things that truly make you happy.
    If you have been working in a job that makes you unhappy, try to get a new one. If you really want to learn something new, then start! Do what makes you happy.
  • Cut bad relationships.
    Only have people in your life who deserve to be there. This may sound harsh, but if you really want to increase your good vibes and all that stuff, cut out those who weigh you down.

Life After COVID
– Things To Do

When life does go back to ‘normal’ have a think of all the things YOU want do.

This could be anything! Theres no time like now.

  • Learn a new skill, start a new class
  • Quit the job you hate!
  • Travel
  • Save for your future
  • See friends more
  • Make more time for yourself
  • Enter competitions
  • Show off what you’re good at
  • Make a difference in your community
  • Do something every week that helps others
  • Eat out!
  • Go shopping in actual shops
  • Visit museums
  • See your family
  • Say yes to more (don’t take things for granted anymore)
  • Continue spending time outside
  • Keep cooking at home
  • Sort your spending habits

Everything you want to do will all be subject to what we can do and when. Of course, it is all subject to what you life, what you prefer etc…

I think we should all make some positive changes in our lives to make the entire world, and your own, a better place to be.

Have a think about the things you really want to do when life is back to normal. This could even be as simple as treating yourself!
Getting your hair done, nails done (I think a lot of us will be doing this).

Life after COVID
– What To Appreciate

Finally, I think the best thing to do overall, is to appreciate everything we have had time to think about.

Write down all of the things you have learnt during the last few months and the changes you want to make for yourself. I have already written a post about gratitude and journaling here.

We have all been on our own journeys even if it feels like we have been ‘in the same boat’… We have, and we haven’t. Everyone’s boat is different, and everyone’s path has been different too!

Anyway, I hope this post has been a cause for reflection, and I hope you are excited for a new beginning to come.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Hannah Louise Blog
    15/05/2020 at 8:39 PM

    Definitely agree with spending more time with family, I’ve realised I value seeing them more now I can’t! But also veryyyyy exciting for eating out again too hahah!

    • Reply
      Charlotte Dawson
      16/05/2020 at 10:53 AM

      Me too! I miss mine so much, yes I cannot wait to not cook!

  • Reply
    Deepti Gupta
    16/05/2020 at 11:01 AM

    wonderful post, I agree with the points we need to follow once we get back to normal!

  • Reply
    Nancy
    16/05/2020 at 9:52 PM

    We’re all looking forward to start our lives again when lockdown is over! It is so important that we still retain our human elements. I love that you’re trying to be more mindful of your consumption for the better of the planet and your body! I love the positivity from this post!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    • Reply
      Charlotte Dawson
      19/05/2020 at 10:46 AM

      Thank you! I am glad you liked this post and agree with me!x

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