2 – Working From Home
While many employers are transitioning to a hybrid model of work (part work from home, part office time), many are requiring that employees come back full time. Understand that in another pandemic situation work from home will likely be back.
3 – Beef Up Your Emergency Fund
This past year there were layoffs, furloughs, and pay cuts that people suffered. Having a financial cushion worth up to 6 months of expenses (or more) can go a long way towards easing your stress should you find yourself in this kind of situation.
4 – Take Care Of Your Health
One of the best ways to protect yourself during a pandemic (or before it) is to maintain your health. Get your doctor’s checkups, pay attention to your diet, get moving and exercise as much as you can and cut back on those bad habits that hurt you.
5 – Improve Your Hygiene
How many times a day did you wash your hands before the pandemic? I’m sure that changed drastically once Covid took over. Whatever hygienic habits you’ve developed in the last year, keep them.