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  • Writer's pictureV. Lee Henson CST

Navigate Life Changes During the Pandemic with a Few Simple Tips

The pandemic has created changes for us all, in just about every aspect of life. While some are struggling to work from home with their children, others are trying to make positive changes where their diet and health are concerned. Still, others are looking for work during a particularly difficult time to be unemployed. If you’re a manager or entrepreneur, you may be facing challenges related to managing a remote team or staying organized, and Agile Dad can help you with both by providing training courses for Scrum certification. Read on for a few tips on how to handle major changes that may come your way during this uncertain time.

Buying a home

Making a home purchase during the pandemic can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. Taking all safety precautions is a must, and that means doing home searches online rather than relying on open houses and tours, as well as communicating with realtors via email and video chat. It’s also important to keep safety in mind when you’re ready to sell your current home. Utilize online resources that will help you research new and in-demand home trends in your area and figure out the potential costs of things like windows, patio additions, and fireplaces. This is especially important if you’ll be working from home or are thinking of starting your own business, as you may want to add an office or workspace to the house.

Tap into your entrepreneurial side

Starting a business during a pandemic may seem overwhelming, but it can be hugely beneficial if you have the right resources and are well prepared. Whether you want to turn a hobby into a business

or have some experience you want to tap into in order to earn money, there are several ways to get started with an at-home business. First, you’ll want to come up with a catchy name and check to make sure it’s not already taken; once that’s established, you’ll be ready to create a Florida LLC, or limited liability company. This is the best way to protect your personal assets as you grow your business, and while there are some fees involved in filing, you can save money by handling the paperwork yourself or hiring a filing service rather than going through an attorney.

Get organized

Whether you’re working from home or are taking a break while searching for employment, it’s a good idea to get organized and clear out some clutter. For those who are working remotely, cleaning up can help to relieve stress and prevent distractions. It also helps those who are living with anxiety and can boost your mental health, so look for organizational tools you can use throughout the house. Some of these can also be time-savers, especially if you have kids.

Take care of yourself

While clearing out clutter and getting organized is an easy way to feel better, there are some other things you can do to practice self-care during these difficult times. Isolation is a common feeling for many who are staying away from social gatherings, so make it a point to participate in video chats with friends and loved ones, or use snail-mail to keep up a fun correspondence. Make your physical health a priority by changing the way you shop. Look for local, healthy items and try a few new recipes to keep your meals from getting boring.

There have been so many changes to our daily lives in the past year, and it can be frustrating and overwhelming in equal measure to try and get used to them. Looking for ways to adapt and feel good will help, as will keeping safety in mind as you go.

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