While life has certainly changed during the pandemic, albeit seemingly drastically in some ways, it's not all doom and gloom. The prospects for the future seem bright in some ways. In actual fact, having more time on our hands has meant the opportunity to do more and explore other avenues of interest that we might not have gotten the chance to get around to before.
Positive changes for the better
No doubt about it, the pandemic has taught us to embrace a new way of living. Regarding health and wellness, there seems to be now a renewed focus of healthy living and a strong emphasis on mental health.
Prolonged periods of lockdown at home has also given us the time we need (or perhaps craved all along?) to do more of the things that bring us true joy and fulfillment, whether that be learning the art of dance, creatively testing our hands at art, or challenging ourselves beyond our comfort zones to do things we might not have considered doing before such as sewing or even learning a new language.
Whatever the reason for your downtime, holistic self-care has become more important now than ever before. Speaking of which, one of the most popular therapeutic ways to relax and calm the senses and the mind is through herbal tea. While coffee can sometimes stimulate the senses, herbal tea is known for its calming effects and can provide instant stress relief for those days when the world seems like it's spiraling out of control. Five Element Tea offers a wide range of different herbal teas; to view our selection!
A change of career, perhaps?
Perhaps you've found yourself not only pursuing a hobby you thoroughly enjoy, but are leaning towards changing the trajectory of your career path by making it your full-time job. Or you could be even considering starting your own business because you've grown accustomed to the freedom and flexibility of remote work, and you want to do more of the same in the future.
In such an instance, why not consider starting an LLC? This type of company has many perks if you're a small business owner learning to find your feet in the sphere of entrepreneurship. Simple to set up, you could register your new business yourself or use a formation service to file on your behalf. The advantages of establishing an LLC also include tax benefits, less admin and paperwork required to register your business, and greater flexibility should you wish to alter the structure of your business down the line. However, it is essential to note that different regulations may apply if you file in another state.
Becoming a staunch supporter of your community
In light of the pandemic, there may be businesses in your community still struggling to overcome unforeseen setbacks and challenges in these tough times. In these instances, it is vital to show your community support in these areas so that your community can learn to thrive and flourish once more.
In these turbulent times, nature has become a respite for those looking to escape the craziness of it all. But, in fact, tending to the earth is crucial not only for our general wellbeing but also for our survival. And it is for this reason, we should look after and treasure the natural beauty that surrounds us, both now and for future generations.
In conclusion, and taking the time to appreciate the here and now gives us not only the opportunity to reflect on how far we've come, but also gives us time to ponder about the future and imagine where we could be headed, as well as make the necessary adjustments to ensure that we're going in the right direction.
By: Emma Grace Brown