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How We've Stayed Afloat Through the Pandemic's Storm

Living through a global pandemic has altered our lives for good. Even as things are slowly returning to normal, our world will never be the same. We've had to endure massive adjustments to our daily lives, including employment and career changes, working from home with kids in tow, and staying fit and healthy without access to gyms.

Change is rarely easy. However, the need to overcome adversity and show resilience has been a golden opportunity in disguise. This article courtesy of Dream City discusses how we’ve weathered these shifts, turned them into personal progress, and made the best of an unpredictable situation.

Working From Home as a Parent

A challenge many parents faced was learning to work from home while keeping one eye on their kids. School closures turned a pandemic into a personal catastrophe for many families, particularly those managing special needs. Parents had to balance working remotely along with their children's educational progress — an enormous responsibility many parents never wanted nor knew how to handle.

Fortunately, there was an opportunity in this unfortunate situation. Schooling from home may have been inconvenient and challenging, but it was also an excellent time to implement good study habits and time management for your children, equipping them for success.

Employment and Business Opportunities

If you're one of the many individuals who was laid off, you're not alone. COVID-19 threw many people a curveball, and it was challenging to keep up for families and companies big and small.

While there were drastic cuts in labor in 2020, the job market has started gaining momentum again, and there are new opportunities to snag a job as businesses have started re-hiring. Job candidates can spend the time tidying up their resume, business cards, and LinkedIn profile so that they’re prepared. As you look for work, now may be the time to upgrade your laptop or tablet. For the latest laptop reviews as well as tech news, visit Tech Pro Daily.

Right now could also be a great time to branch out on your own and fulfill your dream of starting your own business. If you decide to go this route, be sure you've got the essentials taken care of, like obtaining the correct licenses and permits, forming an LLC, and checking regulations in your state of residence. LLCs can be a good business structure to have as they're inexpensive to create, involve less paperwork, and grant more business freedom like pass-through taxation — plus, you can file for an LLC in Iowa yourself or use a service to avoid legal fees.

Keeping Fit and Eating Healthy

Research on eating habits during the coronavirus pandemic has indicated many individuals have let diet and exercise habits slip. With children staying home from school, parents were responsible for all three of their children's meals, which exacerbated mental strain and financial hardships.

Being forced to eat from home was an enormous burden for some individuals. However, for many it was a blessing that they were eating out less. Being forced to cook more at home helped some families regain control of their health, cutting out quick fixes like greasy fast food.

If you hit hard times during the pandemic, you're in good company. However, 2021 brings a new dawn and progress is being made. Navigating the numerous shifts and changes has been a rollercoaster for many of us. Change is inevitable, yes, and it is constant. And while change may not bring comfort, it does invoke progress and growth. So let's dust ourselves off, and see where the future takes us.

Submitted & Written By: Daniel Sherwin -

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