This week we talk about getting out of survival mode on a practical level. What it looks like, what it feels like. Things to look for and be aware of as you go through re-entry to establish some routines and rhythms in your life.

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Key Points from this Episode:

  • Try to get back into regular habits like getting dressed, taking showers regularly, brushing your teeth, feeding yourself, and feeding your families.
  • There is going to be a point where you do see things happening in your favor but it’s going to take some time and that’s okay.
  • Make sure your habits are working for you rather than against you.
  • Just try to be 1% better in an area each day. It can be in regards to your home or your habits. It will slowly dig you out of the survival mode feeling. Look for things that can have some lasting impact like making a cleaning caddy, buying another trash can, or decluttering an area.
  • Re-Entry feels like constantly putting out fires. Once you’ve put out enough fires, then your brain can start to figure out what the new normal will be.
  • Remember it’s not just about your home, it’s also about taking care of yourself.
  • Remember that it’s going to feel hard for a while and you’re not going to see much change or progress for a while, but that doesn’t mean that change or that progress isn’t being built up. Once you start to see the progress, it will be SO motivating!!


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