Keeping The Change That You Want
Leslie and Ryan discuss the positive things that have come out of ours lives during the current global situation and how we can go about keeping those positive things after the lockdowns and distancing are over.
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Set the table: What parts of lockdown life do you want to keep?
Upended everything in what was (for most of us) the Great Pause. Some of it is worth preserving. Some of it is not. Looking at what some of those things might be and how to set things as we’d like in the future.
Segment 1: Noting the things we want to preserve
Would be really easy for life to revert back to the old normal
think though current life and make a list of the good and bad
Focus on the time and rest aspects, we likely all have concerns about having been overloaded
Look for the things that we should have been doing (keeping up friend communication or neighborhoods; reading or hobby time; meal times)
Think about the things you did and the things you avoided once the time was available and defend or cut your losses.
Segment 2: Time
Many of the details will require different time management as things return to normal.
Think though your work or school life. Plan out and inquire about changes that will get you to your goal. Work from home schedules, hour change options, travel modifications,
Consider activities you want to restart
Remember time is finite. Only so many hours in the day. Now we are more realistic about what we can really get done—or what we really want to get done
Segment 3: Money
Rework budgets to reflect work changes
Suddenly that old advice to keep 6 months worth of expenses saved and accessible makes sense. Work on making that happen. Revisit Money 101 ep about budgeting, if necessary.
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