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Looking Forward: Adapting to Lifestyle Changes During COVID-19 Pandemic

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A year ago, no one could have predicted just how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of people all over the world. While some of these lifestyle changes may be beneficial overall, it can be hard to appreciate the positives when everything seems so tumultuous. By fostering connections with others online through UNATION, coming up with new ways to make money, and taking care of your body and mind, you’ll be able to make it through the recovery phase of this pandemic with ease. 

Career Shifts

If your industry suffered due to the impact of the pandemic, you might be scrambling to bring in money for your household. Maybe you’ve been polishing up your resume to apply to open positions. But what if this is the ideal opportunity to start your own business instead? Today, you don’t need much capital to launch a business — and you can start your company from the comfort of your home! You can also invest in early digital marketing efforts to spread the word. If you’ve got a great business idea in mind, you’ll want to form an LLC for your company. This will give you access to lots of perks, from specific tax deductions to limited liability to flexibility in your business management. Filing for an LLC by yourself can be confusing, but paying for a lawyer to guide you can get expensive. Instead, consider working with an affordable online formation service. Spend a little time checking out the regulations in your state first, as different states have their own guidelines for the process. 

Working and Parenting

Whether you’re working for an employer remotely or building your own business from home, telecommuting when you have children can be tough. Even if you love spending extra time with your family, it can be hard to stay productive when your kids are also demanding your attention. In order to stay focused and on task while working from home with your kids around, Travelers recommends helping your kids set their own routines and letting them know when you’ll be able to take breaks. If your partner is working from home, too, make sure that they pitch in with their fair share of childcare! Discuss how you would like to divvy up responsibilities.

Preventing Infection

Everyone has had to make some lifestyle changes in order to keep themselves and their families from contracting COVID-19. After months of sticking with these safety protocols, some people might feel frustrated – particularly young children. To make wearing masks and running errands fun again, Phoenix Children’s recommends letting your kids pick out cute, colorful masks to wear around town. You could even join in on the fun!

Adopting Healthy Habits

Maybe you feel like this pandemic has left you with too much time on your hands. With so many events canceled, you can start using some of this free time for working out at home! These healthy lifestyle changes will stick with you long after the pandemic is over. From weightlifting to yoga to cardio, there are plenty of things you can do to get fit at home. You can also change your diet by building your meals around foods that benefit your immune system and cutting down on sugary treats.  

If you’ve had to make several lifestyle changes because of the pandemic, you may be wondering what the future holds. We may not know exactly what is coming next, but we can do our best to make the most of the present. With these tips, you’ll be ready to handle everything that comes your way with confidence. 

Want to log on for virtual events and connect with people in your area? Check out the digital social scene on UNATION! Create an account today to start signing up for events.

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi Hendrix

Lexi is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on InstagramFacebook, and YouTube.

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