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Behavioral Economics

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A simple way to quick-start reentry habits

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The day it became clear that Covid-19 would significantly disrupt our lives, I sat down at the dining room table, opened a notebook, and scribbled “SELF-CARE” at the top of the page. Below it, a pandemic to-do list: Order from local restaurants. Load up on coffee, wine, and ice cream. Nap. Indulge in more screen time and online shopping than usual. Anything I could think of to stay safe, pass the time, and minimize stress, I wrote down. Unprecedented times call for unprecedented measures, right?

For a while, those survival mode habits were a lifeline. On particularly discouraging shutdown days…

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