Who would have thought that 8 months ago, a global pandemic would forcefully concur the entire planet and change the world that we know it? The extent of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed simply things like how we shop, eat, go to work, and travel. While the majority of the plans that we all made for this upcoming summer are going to be adapted on the government guidance, we thought of different ways that we can continue to live and enjoy life while we prepare for a future trip.
- Reinforce your CV
Remember that online course on internal development that you bookmarked in your browser in the hopes that you will follow up when you have the necessary time? With the majority of us adapting to work from home, we save up time that we would spend on our commute, in traffic, or other work-related trips. This is the perfect time to begin updating your to-do list with previous projects that were not viable due to the lack of time. By completing projects that you enjoy and you previously postponed, you will gain a well-earned feeling of content, productivity, and satisfaction.
2. Keep your mind positive
Speaking of content and satisfaction, the following step is meant to strengthen this feeling by doing what you like. If energy is what you lack and you miss sports, we suggest any of the online fitness courses or the many fitness games available online such as the RingFit Adventure on the Nintendo Switch (https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-Switch/Ring-Fit-Adventure-1638708.html). If you want a more chilled experience, then we suggest either choosing a meditation oriented app or trying new titles to read. In conclusion, try to do what your mind craves for in these limited times.
3. Extend your foreign vocabulary
Regardless of the next destination on your travel list, try to learn a few words or phrases in the local dialect. There are various resources online to help you achieve the perfect accent along with apps that provide beginners courses. This will be sure to give you an insight into the local culture as well as being able to give you an upper hand when you will be able to visit the desired destination.
4. Research the various options on the destination
With the current pandemic, the tourism industry across the world is the one to receive the hardest blows due to the travel restrictions and businesses that had to close their operations. With this in hand, you have the option to research better deals in the area that you want to visit. Due to the economic difficulties, businesses around the world are keen on new tourists and they usually provide better deals and high discounts. Also, you are sure to help the local community by choosing a local service.
5. Familiarize yourself with the local guides and prepare your finances
While a lot will change even when the restrictions concerning the virus will be lifted or eased, you should research what decision the government of the country you would like to visit take. From country to country, the guidance can be different. Although the financial consequences the Covid-19 pandemic had on all of us, you should prepare a plan that will cover the budget that you would like to have available for your travel as well as check if it is suitable for the destination you visit. This would be a good time to save some money on various subscriptions or open a short term economy account to help you during these times.
Even if the current situation ruined your travel plans or the greatly awaited holiday, we believe that you should try to benefit from it as much as possible, by preparing better for when things will begin to get back to normal. While we follow government guidance, our most important part is to remain safe and healthy in order to pass these unprecedented times.