7 Psychological Facts That Will Change Your Life After A Pandemic

Although you’ve gone through a rough ride that has altered the course of your life you’ve survived and can thrive as a result of what you now know about yourself

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As new year’s day arrived in 2020, you expected things to go a different way.

But they didn’t.

Instead, you had to adapt like never before. And it’s possible that every day since has been dictated by that time in-between too. But although that may not be ideal it’s your new reality and from there you need to use it as your springboard for the rest of your life.

Because there’s no way you can control things that have passed by.

Instead, all you can do is take notice of where you are right now and look at where you want to go in the future. When you do, you`ll appreciate that getting there could be an interrupted trip but it will be best served with the wisdom you`ll have picked up from living through a pandemic.

So as you march forward in life accept that you`ve learned these 7 psychological facts and know they will help you change your life in the years to come:

1. You`ll realize you`re wiser if you`re happier to reach your next birthday with a clean bill of mental, physical, and emotional health

Because if you hit your next birthday thinking you`re getting older then you haven’t learned anything new at all. For each year before the pandemic, you were already getting older and you would have felt this way many times before. But as you`ve seen a portion of hell happen on earth and threaten your very existence there must be a bigger part of you that appreciates being alive and having a chance to age gracefully.

2. As you`ll have worked both with people in a work setting and from home you`ll be able to understand how self-motivated you are as a person

And that matters for you in the long term.

Because if you want to change your work or do anything of significance in your life then you`re going to have to be motivated to do it alone. After all, the buck stops with you and you`re the main person you can rely on. Having been forced to change the way you work you`ll now know if it’s suited you or not and if it has then you may well be open to further changes in the future.

3. Television does not help your anxiety

In fact, it can make it worse.

For having observed all that a pandemic brings on daily news channels you`ll be left with tragic images, tragic personal stories, and information that can heighten your stress levels over the longer term. By understanding that much of this will never affect your personal life in where you live right now you`ll know that you`ve possibly taken on too much emotional baggage over the time of the pandemic.

That’s when you need to take stock of your emotions and separate your thoughts from what is reported in the media and what you can control in your life instead.

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4. You’ve come as close to the fear of death as ever before so now you must live to your fullest

As that’s one of the main lessons that survivors of a pandemic must realize. For when you`re gone from this world, there is no second chance to re-live it all or at least that we are aware of. So now is your big chance to live your life in whatever way you can to make the most of the remaining time you have on the planet.

5. Time passes and you must take control of it

As you`ve observed how those that have been unfortunate enough to fall victim of a deadly disease have lost control of their focus to enable their time is spent well.

So you must grasp the time you have and put it to the best use you can while you have it.

6. Breathing is your biggest friend in life

As it allows you to energize your brain and feed it with fuel to think rationally about what you have in life and where you want to go throughout your time here on earth. By being able to breathe throughout the pandemic you`ve allowed yourself to survive a long-term crippling disease or even death. So think how this very same ability to use your breath can enable you to calmly orchestrate your future success when other pressures arrive.

Because now that you appreciate the importance of breath you`ll realize how it can further help you in staving off stresses in your life too.

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7. The next opportunity that you take may well be your last one so make sure you make the most of it

As you`ll have noticed now there is no guarantee with what’s going to happen next in life and if you don’t plan carefully with what you can control then you`ll never be able to maximize the talent that you have to give to this world.

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Dr. Conor Hogan Ph.D.

Dr. Conor Hogan Ph.D.

Forbes, INC. & Entrepreneur Magazines, CBS, & NBC Featured, Dr. Conor Is The World’s Leading High-Performance Neuro Socio-Psychologist & Co-Authored 4 Books

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