How To Get Your Life Back on Track & Transitioning Out of Lockdown

April 28, 2021

Wondering how to get your life back on track? I sure am. After what feels like forever being stuck at home, things that were once normal are now terrifying. It will be years until I can look at a crowd the same way. Even just making an effort with the way I dress is no longer part of a daily routine. Here are the best ways to get your life back on track and transition out of lockdown seamlessly.

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Practice Self-Care

Self-care is easy to forget about, and even easier to slip into bad habits. We have all changed the way we dress during the lockdown, as there is no reason to go out. Have you joined the dress smartly on the top half and wear PJs on your bottom half for a Zoom call? It can be difficult to transition back to normality, especially when having to dress up for work and school again. Venture out in stints and begin to start dressing up more – so when you have to do it every day, it will become second nature.

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Start Talking To Others Again

By talking to people again, I mean to actually talk to people. Avoid social media, and try a socially distanced visit if possible or a meetup in a park. Lockdown has put pressure on social situations and made it harder to communicate with loved ones. If you are wondering how to get your life back on track, start talking to those closest to you and go from there. A conversation that has no motive is the easiest method of communication and a skill that has weakened while we have all been at home. So, get talking!

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Don’t Be Afraid of Taking Your Time

With many people shielding for the best part of the year, it could be so difficult to integrate back into society. The key to getting your life back on track is to ease your way back into things. There is no ticking clock telling you to hurry up, you need to go at your own pace, otherwise, the whole process will be overwhelming. Start by running errands and build everything up as and when. You have to remember, everything is new again, and for some, it may be easier than others – and that is fine.

Check out Mind’s article about Managing Feelings about Lockdown Easing

Follow Government Guidelines

Even though lockdown is easing, there are rules that still have to be followed. In the Uk, we must remain in groups no larger than 6 and meet outdoors if possible. Obeying the rules as they are is the best way to ensure we stay safe while transitioning out of lockdown. Try getting your life back on track by visiting your home nation instead of an international trip. A change of scenery could be the reset you need.

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Find a New Routine That Works For You

Who knows, there may be some perks of lockdown. I now have the time for a morning cup of tea, evening baths; and established a solid routine to break up the day. Combine your routine with habits you have grown to enjoy in lockdown, intertwining them with post-lockdown activities. This is how to get your life back on track – not only does it make leaving the house easier, but it helps you to become the best person you can be.

Become The Yes Person

After being at home for so long, it can be tough to be motivated enough to want to get back out there. Get your life back on track by reducing the amount of times you say no – and say yes! You never know, you may be experiencing feelings that you have not felt after a very tough year indeed. It may be further than the comfort zone allows, but this form of anxiety is completely normal, especially when opening back up to social scenarios again. Only push to a healthy limit and what you feel comfortable with.

  • Reply
    April 28, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    I adore this! It’s so important that we take things at our own pace, especially after the year we’ve just had πŸ™‚ Brilliant post and great advice x

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much! For sure, definitely no rush at all! Thanks for reading x

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    April 29, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    In live in American and slowly last year they started opening some things and I was surprised how nervous I felt to go back out. I started going to the gym and it helped me transition back to normal life. Its good to go at a slow pace and transition out of lockout. Great post.

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2021 at 9:13 pm

      Thank you so much for reading! Because it has been so long, we do seem to forget how long it has been since we have had normality – the changes have been so gradual we seem to forget! Go at your own pace, there really is no rush. Thanks for reading!

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    April 30, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    Oh wow, I love the tip to become a yes person! I’ve been saying yes to literally everything now we’re out of lockdown. I really want to make the most of my early 20’s now we can do things again πŸ™‚ xx

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2021 at 9:11 pm

      What a brilliant plan! we have comprised a lot of time, so going out is well earned! Thanks for reading!

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    April 30, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    I think it’s so sad for all the kids that don’t get to have birthday parties or sleep overs with their friends or really even hangout in the neighborhood. And the kids that never did these things at least were forced to socialize in school. Now, so many of them are becoming closed off and are slowly losing proper communication skills.

    My step daughter who is 13 has recently realized how much more peaceful and easy life is when there aren’t so many people around to have to deal with. She said she would be happy if she could do online schooling forever. Kids shouldn’t be learning to hate people and the world already, its sad.

    For adults too, like you said, it’s so easy to fall into a routine and when it’s time to get back to normal it will only be that much harder. I know transitioning back and fourth between lockdowns has been hard for me, especially when I was already an anxiety filled introvert.

    All of your tips are great advice and I’m actually going to start doing some of these things instead of just talking about doing them. Thanks for the inspiration, I needed this today:)

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    May 1, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    This is a great guide, in Kenya, we just had our cessation of movement order lifted. I hosted my sisters and their kids as a way of getting myself out of lockdown. It was so much fun.

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2021 at 9:08 pm

      sounds perfect! Taking it at a gradual pace is the easiest way to get back to normal! Thanks for reading!

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    Della Driscoll
    May 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    I love this! You’re so right in saying, it’s important to take things at your own pace and try not to pressure yourself with social situs – great advice x

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2021 at 9:07 pm

      thank you so much lovely! After all of this time, there really is no pressure to act quickly! Thanks for reading!

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    Kaitlin (Zarowny) Roth
    May 3, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    Great suggestions.
    As a naturally introverted person, I already feel the post-covid social anxiety brewing below the surface.
    It’s nice to know others are experiencing it also – though I don’t wish anxiety upon anyone, knowing there are others out there like me gives me hope and encouragement 🌸
    I will revisit these ideas as we slowly transition out of this phase.

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      Sophia Patel
      May 3, 2021 at 9:05 pm

      you are so right! I feel like I live in this bubble where everyone has shifted back to normal, yet I just haven’t! Wish you all the best for transitioning out of lockdown x

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