How To Keep Your Life Together

The New Normal

It can be pretty difficult to keep your life together while you’re stuck at home. You can lose your routine, lose your motivation to do things and kind of give up on the old normal. I remember when universities switched to online and I would a friend would always sleep kind of late and wake up late and waste most of the day. However, it’s important for us not to fall into a slum and try to maintain some kind of routine or normality. Here are some ways which can help you keep your life together:

Finding alternative work

A lot of people are not currently working and that may effect your everyday routine a lot. A great way to maintain some kind of a routine to an extent it to find some work- there are a number of online jobs available and if you are able to successfully get one it would help give your life more purpose plus you would make some extra money. In case you are in need of some extra money right now because this situation can be financially difficult for a lot of people you can also use a wage calculator to see how much money you will actually make after taxes, expenses etc. It will also help you calculate how much your benefits such as healthcare are worth. This can help you decide what job to take and what would be perfect for you and your situation.

Try not to let the negativity get to you

Sometimes the negativity that is around us right now can really weigh you down. I know it’s difficult to be positive right now but constantly feeding your mind negativity is not the way to go either. Make sure you are aware of the situation and what’s going on but don’t fixate on it. Try to do something positive to take your mind off everything like yoga, meditation, watch something funny, talk to your loved ones, play with your pet etc. Being in a more positive state of mind will help you feel more energized and motivated to do things.

Saving money

As mentioned earlier, not everyone is able to afford being at home and a large number of people have been laid off. Saving money is really essential because we are not fully sure when things will reopen and go back to normal. It’s a good idea to use a spending calculator to calculate how much your are currently spending and what non-essential items/services you can cut back on. If you have a family you can also use a family budget calculator/planner to figure out what budget works best for you. One thing that can really increase your costs is buying brand name products.Buying generic products can really help you save money as well so the next time you are looking to buy something use generic vs store brand calculator to see if you can find a more affordable alternative.

Maintain your routine

Just because you are stuck at home does not mean that you should totally give up on your routine. Obviously you can not maintain the exact same routine that you had before but at least try to have some sort of routine. Try to wake up at a reasonable hour, if you are studying online try to do the work when you normally would in class, eat meals when you used to and don’t forget to pamper yourself a little by taking a nice bath, reading a nice book or just something small like having a chocolate. This routine will help you do your work on time and keep your life together as much as possible.

Don’t give up on adulting

Unfortunately, as an adult you have certain responsibilities. Staying home can make you feel like you don’t have responsibilities or the negative feelings present these days may make you feel like you don’t have the strength/energy to do these things. However, don’t forget to pay your rent, loans, WiFi etc. Make sure you’re doing all the necessary, essential things that you need to do as an adult.

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64 thoughts on “How To Keep Your Life Together

  1. Great points indeed! I get it too. It is a new normal. Moving forward, I personally think businesses will rethink the way they operate by allowing more people to stay at home and work as opposed to coming in. We’ll see.

  2. There should never be a “new normal”, especially the present-day “new normal”. People need to use common sense coupled with real science backed by reliable data. Fearmongerers and Propagandists are ruling the day, leading to a brainwashed populous. I weep for the future. 😢😶

  3. A needful post which reminded me now we are limited to do some things and everyone should choose meaningful things in his/her life at this time and should embrace his/her identity.

  4. Agree with all of these – particularly maintaining a normal routine and responsibilities. Getting my routine into check has really helped to boost my mood … as has yoga, too.

  5. A thought: I don’t think we should call this the new normal. I think that terminology feeds the sense of helplessness that so many of us feel, and puts us in a framework of thinking that things won’t ever get better. The best way to get through difficult times is to realize that there is a way out, and focus on that realization.

  6. Definitely trying more freelance writing work now. Since I’m a stay at home mom and an Avon representative I wanted to do more. So in December I tried some writing jobs before all of this hit. Then took a break in Feb. Let me tell you. I wasn’t expecting the world to blow up. Lol

  7. I feel guilty reading this because I’m one of those who find it hard to be productive and establish and maintain a routine especially with my studies. Easier said than done, studying on the same hours in front of a laptop is totally different than going to class because imagine spending 7 hours in front of your lappy (with or without breaks)–I find it really exhausting. hahaha

    1. I totally understand I was finding it super difficult too and had very little routine going on. I’m working on it and I’m getting better. It can definitely be exhausting!

  8. Thank you for sharing these good ideas! Yes I think alternative work will definitely help give me something to do and keep me in more of a routine! Great post! 💗

  9. This not the new normal, never in a million years! A bloody nightmare is what it is, and the sooner it all goes away the better…

  10. Having a chronic illness and being bedridden for 6 1/2 years, quarantine has been my life for a long time. My family are the ones that are trying to adjust. 😉 For those that are complaining, they need to get over it because at some point they’ll be able to get back out there. I wish you the best and please stay safe!

    1. Yeah I think we are super lucky to be able to go back to normal when this ends and I’m sorry that you have been in such a situation for so long. Thank you and hope you are able to stay safe as well!

  11. im having such a hard time maintaining my routine / making a routine… like.. how do i even start!
    i do things during the day, but i have a hard time waking up for starters lol
    thanks for the reminder, gonna need to work on this!

    1. Yeah it’s very complicated changing your routine is difficult for sure. It took me over a month to find an okayish routine.
      Lol I’ve been waking up wayyy later than usual 😫 I need to work on that as well!

    1. Thank you! Yeah with everything going on right now we need to make an extra effort to remain positive and hope for the best.

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