This article originally appeared in Well+Good.
Officially a year into the pandemic, nothing much has changed. From Zoom happy hours to FaceTime calls with friends and family, the online space has basically become our new reality. A life lived online allows for much more flexibility with plans than ever before, which can be frustrating if you’re the kind of person that likes to stick with a schedule. If there’s anything that the pandemic has taught us, it’s that anything can happen. Here’s what an expert says about managing loose plans.
“One of the hardest things about the pandemic is the canceled or postponed events. We’ve lost the ease of gathering around the things we look forward to that we use to mark time passing, like weddings, funerals, birthdays, and holidays,” Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, licensed clinical professional counselor tells Well+Good.
Cush says that you might feel frustrated or get upset as a result of plans changing or getting canceled. Thankfully, Cush has some tips on how you can better manage your feelings for when plans change.