Whilst many of us are still on a hard lockdown it is clear that slowly but surely things are beginning to once again open back up. This serves as a reminder that we have to ensure that we have a clear plan in place for what life will look like post-pandemic, and now is the time to get a plan together. Many experts in psychology and mental health like Remi Landau have been discussing the need for us to have a clear action plan for our new lives. Even if you have slowly begun to get back to some kind of normal, here is why a plan now is critical.
Memory of Emotions
It is going to be massively important that you are able to remember these emotions from what has been happening over the last couple of months. Over time we feel those emotions less yet we need the strength of those feelings to motivate us forward. There would have been days when you were just sick of this situation and wanted it to be over so that you could get back to normal. There will also have been days when you promised yourself to go out more and see more friends when things went back to normal, and you need to cash in that check. This is why a clear plan is essential.
To best remember these emotions you should be looking to keep a video diary or a written diary, talking about how tough it has been to be holed up for such a long time. In the future, you can read this and once again be inspired.
Making Up For Lost Time
Many of us have lost a great amount of time over the last 6 months and that means that we need to very much be on the front foot with making up for that lost time. In order to be most efficient at making up for that lost time, we need to have a clear plan so that we can get things back to normal and streamline our efforts. This is the perfect time to make that plan so that when you can get back to normal, you know exactly what you need to do.
This has been a challenging time for us all and there is no doubt that it has had a negative impact on our mental wellbeing. One of the best things to help improve our state of mind is to have something to work towards, something which we can achieve going forward. In having a plan for what we are going to do once everything is back up and running again, we can have a clear focus on our future and we can have a clear understanding of what we need to do to get there. This is something that will help our mental wellbeing and give us the energy to keep on pushing.
Now is the perfect time to get that plan in place.