By Jennifer Scott
This has been some year, huh? We’ve been tested in so many ways by the COVID-19 crisis and other events going on in the world. Through all of this challenge and change, we hope that Manna Express has been a source of strength and comfort for you, but these uncertain times are not over with yet. In fact, there are many pandemic changes that may be sticking around for good, so you may need these tips to keep yourself grounded.
Go For Your Business Goals
Before the pandemic, you may have spent time putting off your goals. If there’s anything this crisis has taught us, it’s that we’re never promised more time. Whether that’s time with loved ones, time at a job, or simply time outside enjoying our favorite activities. So, don’t put those career and business dreams off any longer! If you want to start a business go for it but make sure you have a plan for your success and a plan to keep yourself productive.
You may also want to make sure you have a plan for forming an LLC. Thankfully, there are business tools online that can make filing the necessary paperwork in your state less complicated. Filing on your own can save you a ton in legal fees, but check your state’s LLC rules before you move ahead with filing your paperwork online.
Put More Love into Your Home
We’ve all been spending more time at home, and that trend is not likely to change in the near future. That’s why you should take some time to create a loving, comfortable, and warm home that will make you and your family feel safe and supported. You can begin by going around to each room to declutter and organize. Clutter can make your family feel more stressed and lead to disagreements and conflicts in your home.
Next, set up some dedicated relaxation spaces for your family to enjoy. That could include a prayer room where you can feed your soul or an outdoor space where you can connect with nature. If you opt for a prayer room, try to choose paint and decor colors that are pleasing to the eye and provide a sense of calm. You can also place spiritual and inspirational objects on an altar, which can serve as the heart of your new space.
Support Your Local Businesses
Small businesses have been struggling with the weight of this pandemic. So if you have a few favorite friends and neighbors who you love to support, be sure to continue to give them your patronage even after the COVID-19 crisis has ended. Choosing to shop locally not only helps out people in your own community but it can also be a wonderful way to support the world around you. That’s because corporations are responsible for so much pollution and waste.
In addition to local businesses, also be sure to support local organizations that are caring for the most vulnerable populations during these uncertain times. These community members will continue to need your support even when the pandemic is over.
Honor Your Body and Your Mind
Your body is a gift, so it’s important to take good care of it. Still, many of your health and fitness habits may have been thrown off track due to the closing of gyms and fitness studios. It could be some time before these spaces are safe to occupy again so try to find alternative ways to care for your body at home. For example, you could follow along with online exercise classes or you could make a commitment to getting outside for a daily walk.
Actually, spending time outside can also be good for your mental health. So, by taking your fitness routine outdoors, you will be taking better care of yourself from the inside out. There’s just something so uplifting about enjoying all of the beauty that has been created for us.
This has been a tough year for us all but there’s nothing we can’t overcome together; it just takes some faith and some patience to get through these hard times. Try to go with the flow and take care of yourself along the way.