So we’re finally in July of 2021 and it’s okay if you don’t remember who you were or don’t know who you want to be Post-Pandemic. Spending the last 15 months in survival mode has yet again allowed me to neglect myself. Only reminding myself why I began Avenue 50. I started this site during a time when I completely neglected myself and needed accountability to prioritize me, first. Having a blog in a way forced me to focus time on myself. Yes, I understand for some people that comes naturally. So the mere point of my concept sounds moronic. But if you are someone who struggles with prioritizing yourself whether its because you have kids, a career or other obligations you might understand what I mean.
1. Purge, Purge and Purge
First of all, purge everything you no longer use. Simple concept but sometimes harder to apply. If you aren’t using something, why are you keeping it? Rule of thumb if you haven’t used an item in six months or if you haven’t used it since the start of the pandemic it’s time to get rid of it. If you’re a beauty blogger like myself, realize that most of the items you started off with at the beginning of the pandemic are now expired post-pandemic. If you have clothing in your closet that no longer fit from the weight you’ve gained this past year, donate it! Don’t keep stuff on the basis that you’ll someday use it or someday fit into it. Simply put, purge, purge and purge!
2. Refresh your space Post-Pandemic
It’s safe to say we’ve spent most of our time at home these past few months. It’s time to refresh your space and create something new. You don’t have to purchase new couches or overhaul your entire home. Small changes to your environment will create changes to your mindset.
3. Purchase clothing that fit without worrying about the size on the label
I’m guilty of not buying clothing because I don’t like the size I am. I cannot get past the size on the label and that form of thinking is both irrational and unhealthy. During these situations, I would use only black articles of clothing. Let’s just say over the years I’ve had a black and navy phase. Yes, I’ve gained weight this past year and one thing I don’t want to do is hide in black or dark hues.
4. Create Healthy Routines
Now that your main priority isn’t your survival, it’s time to create healthy routines. This could be as fundamental as creating a sleep schedule to carving out personal time to accomplish goals. Personally, the only way I’ve been able to maintain a routine is when I use a daily planner. This method is not for everyone but it works for me.
Regardless of which tip you would like to follow, any movement towards finding yourself Post-Pandemic is a success. I’ve realized one of the reasons why I disliked my 2020 experience is my lack of progress. My life stood still in time only to age without having the experiences that come along within a given year. One thing for sure, I’m starting to feel like the person I was when the pandemic first began.