Taking Back your Life: Feeling in Control During the Pandemic

There’s a lot to take in during the pandemic. Even strong people are thinking about the different occurrences during COVID-19’s rampage through the streets and its seemingly unstoppable spread early last year. One year has passed, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going away any time soon.

Those who are feeling like their life is even more out of control should do what they can to avoid that thought. If you feel like you need it, you should go see specialists. A pain management clinic could be a good place to pour out your doubts and anxieties. It’s completely normal to feel like your life is out of control during this time — there are a lot of people that feel that way.

When you’ve lost track of time or don’t remember when was the last time you got out of bed okay, do not worry. There are things which you can do to get back at it. Take a look at these tips and start getting back on track.

Accept the Fact that You’re Not in Control

The pandemic orders to shelter-in-place haven’t been ordered just because. These are here for a reason; the earlier you get to terms with living with it for the foreseeable future, then the quicker you’ll get to terms with the fact that life during COVID-19 isn’t under your control.

Some people may resist it, according to author Janine Reid. The thing is that there’s also suffering in trying to control things that shouldn’t be brought under control. That’s resistance to what is inevitable, and it could be a huge source of sadness.

Some people feel overwhelmed by trying to do this. If you feel that need, try to bring things under control within your life.

Bring Back Some Normalcy in Your Life

Bringing things to control within your life can bring some sense of satisfaction that everything’s returning to ‘normal.’ It can be as simple as trying to return to your everyday schedule or going back to the roots of your relationships with people who live with you at home.

If you remembered some patterns going to work before the pandemic, that could work. Try to do what you’ve done before when you can go to work. Wake up at the same time, take a bath as usual, then go to your home office just like when you’re going to your office.

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Keep Yourself in the Now

Another great way of keeping your doubts and fears away is to stay grounded. Do that by simply acknowledging control over what’s happening right now.

There are people who are saying events and seasons are canceled just because of the coronavirus. If you feel like you’re okay with that, you can revisit the art of being self-aware and putting yourself in the present.

It’s like controlling what you can. You can concentrate on whatever’s happening to you at the moment if it’s helpful. It’s a very good way of training yourself to be confident about the present and gaining control over the area around you and the time right now.

Focus on What You Can Do with the Time Given

There’s something about the coronavirus that feels like something has been given back — time. Before the pandemic and the lockdowns, people are so obsessed with constant activities and journeys. While this is not bad, the time that we used to spend with each other was fast becoming overtaken.

Now, people are staying with each other at their homes. You may have not spent this much time with your relatives and loved ones before. The time that’s been given back should be used properly; at such a time, you can focus on reconnecting with the people who matter most, your family.

Bringing Lessons Learned into the New Normal

As more and more activities and operations come back, you may have heard about the ‘new normal’ once or twice. This is the time after the coronavirus pandemic and it’s going to be different, so they say. People will be more aware of their surroundings and will be more helpful toward the people that need it the most.

If that’s the case, then you should bring your “new normal” with you — that is, the lessons learned during the pandemic. It could also be the help that people you meet when returning to the office or wherever needs.

The pandemic can be seen as a time of doubt and fear or as a learning experience. If you’ve got the choice, then the suggestion would be to see it for what it is — a time to rest and reset.

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