Hello everyone, some folks are talking about the “post-pandemic transition” or “post-pandemic funk”
While some people had their biggest challenges during 2020 – other people have had challenges with the recent ending of the pandemic – maybe even even a bit of funk? Some are fatigued and just worn out – especially those who worked non-stop through the pandemic. Some folks are still worried about the variants and I even know a couple of people who are apologetic for being mask nazis (I give them grace because there were a lot of unknowns, a lot of mixed messages, bad science, and much fear). Anyhow, we all have to cope with the transition of everything reopening and the new normal.
Do you know what helped me with the post-pandemic transition? I already mentioned it was hunkering down to read Little Dorrit (here).
It was also setting some goals for June. Author Tracy Abell noted her goal (to write more and get a printed version of her manuscript by the end of the June) and that was the reminder for me to set a few small goals for June. This goal setting might sound sophomoric, but it was effective. Setting goals for end of May and June gave me momentum and motivation. Thanks so much to Tracy for this goal-setting reminder.
Yes Tracy, I agree with you – “Hooray for setting and meeting personal goals.”
And maybe setting some goals will help us get more from what is left of this year?
Another thing that helped with the recent post-pandemic transition was riding my new bike.
Nothing fancy, just a Costco “hybrid bike” – yet the short, easy rides have been so refreshing.
Now…. the #Treesquares for Day 4 – I have some bike photos to share
I wanted to share the bikes today because I took a few of these photos to show the blogger “A dude Abikes” – who I met one at the “sorry… less” blog – (and Marc, this is that recent “stickers photo” I was talking about -and hope to see you door someday)
Okay, so now the bikes and trees combo:
For more biking info – check out the blogger (here) A Dude Abikes (not abides) – where he recently shared this:
“I’ve continued to feel poorly much of the time….
…my slow bike ride helps get the chi flowing. I found a way to do a little more biking than May. I’m pretty slow, avoid hills, and often just do errands. When it comes to my slow bike-riding, I believe the tortoise really will beat the hare in the long run. Or at least I hope so. I was never good at word problems, so I can’t prove it. Hey, this ain’t no math blog..”
Let’s sum up tips that might help with the post-pandemic transition:
- Read a classic book – or at least read something that inspires, uplifts, and brings freshness to your mind – especially if you have that mental fatigue.
- Set realistic short-term goals and then do your best to reach those goals – while also making sure you have any needed flexibility.
- Get your body moving! – Perhaps do some gentle biking – or maybe hit some trails and challenge yourself. Or you could start cycling around town as your transportation for a while (your body will thank you for it). This is from “
- Assess and reassess. If you feel the funk, or that post-pandemic exhaustion – remember that sometimes we need to be a detective to figure out “where we are at now” and then decide “what we need to do” – So ponder, plan, and then be a little “sleuth like” as you move into the second half of 2021 with some action. Good things are in store. 🙂
Okay – so how are you doing in post-pandemic mode?
Do you have any tips to add for helping with the transition?