Besides all the problems it has brought, the pandemic has also had some positive effects. For example, I have started taking photographs again largely on account of the pandemic. Photo: Anders Berndt.2021-09-21
Have you made any pandemic resolutions?
Despite all the disruption and tragedy, the pandemic has also given us an unexpected opportunity to change our habits. Have you made any pandemic resolutions about new habits that you want to continue when life returns to more normal routines?
The pandemic has been dreadful in many ways, of course, in particular for everyone who has been ill or has suffered psychologically, and for those who work in healthcare.
But on the other hand, the pandemic and the social distancing requirements may have resulted in unexpected opportunities or openings. A chance to start again or to change habits and establish new routines.
For my own part, during the pandemic I began exercising in a better way than before in my life. I also found my way back to photography, which used to be one my big interests. This is fantastic. These are two things that I want to continue when life starts to return to a more normal state after the pandemic. These are promises to myself to change my habits, a kind of variant of New Year’s resolutions. Maybe we can call them pandemic resolutions?
Just like New Year’s resolutions, pandemic resolutions need a plan if they are to become reality. They won’t happen by themselves. As things stand at the time of writing, we will soon be returning to or have already returned to our workplaces, depending on what we do, and in this situation it is easy to fall back into old habits.
How do we maintain new, good habits and leave the less good ones behind?
Tell us about your pandemic resolutions
The Staff Portal editorial staff would like to share with others the pandemic resolutions employees have made or are considering making. What new habits have you cultivated during the pandemic that you want to maintain? Perhaps you have developed some new good work habits? Or you have stopped a bad habit?
How are you planning to maintain your new habits? Do you have a secret recipe for changing your behaviour that you would like to share with others?