The lockdown restrictions are gradually being eased all over the country, and we are slowly venturing out of our homes in months. Though we haven’t really gone back to our usual lives and things are far from being fine yet, there is gradually a tad bit of normalcy coming back into life with the restrictions getting relaxed to quite some extent.
But, adjusting to the post-lockdown life is not really going to be a breeze, right? And, we aren’t referring to the extra safety precautions we’ll be taking or the added focus on personal hygiene and safety. What about the psychological impact of social distancing and staying indoors for months?
We understand that there will be some mental adjustments needed to prepare us for the post-lockdown life. Keeping that in mind, we, at Vidsan Charterhouse, are here to share a few ideas on psychological readjustment that you may like to adopt in the post-lockdown life.
Start reestablishing the old routine gradually
While working from home or spending time with the family, our daily lives are looking a lot different than what they once did. Though trying to get back to your old life in a day is not possible, you can start with reestablishing your earlier schedule gradually to get your mind ready for the new normal.
Create short-term goals and try to achieve them
Like we said before, you can’t get back to the old schedule in a day. The key is to take it slow and steady, and not rush into it. For instance, try sleeping early from now on and leave the habit of going to bed late. Give yourself some time to adjust to the changes.
Review and rethink the priorities in your life
The lockdown did reset the normal pace of our life and showed us what our true priorities are. In the post-lockdown world, don’t lose sight of those priorities because they will keep your anxiety at bay and keep you grounded. So, continue spending more time with your family or invest more in that hobby you embraced.
Don’t start pressurizing the kids too much
We understand that you must be worried that the kids are missing out on too much. But, don’t just start pressurizing them for their studies or other activities because they will get enough time to get back to all that later. And, we are right here to help ensure that they don’t miss out on anything.
Make sure you have the support from the loved ones
The support of your loved ones means a lot to keep those doubts and anxious thoughts away. Besides, they might also be feeling just as worried about the post-lockdown life as you are. So, stay in touch and talk to your loved ones as often as you can and let their support help you out.
Be careful about staying informed but not alarmed
You will still need to maintain caution about where you get your news from. Trust only the verified websites, and not rumors and stories. Also, don’t try to keep tracking the news every hour of every day because that will just end up disrupting your mental peace.
Amid all the chaos and the constant worries about how the post lockdown life would be like, we, at Vidsan Charterhouse, one amongst the leading IB schools in Delhi, would like to assure you that it’s okay to take some time to adjust to this new normal. After all, you’re not the only one feeling a bit overwhelmed during these times. We all are alike and in the same situation. It has been a struggle for all of us, and certainly, it’s commendable how we have together faced the challenges of the pandemic. Just hold on to the same courage and hope for a few more days, and the pandemic will soon stop looming over us.