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Preparing for the Lifting of Restrictions

Preparing for the Lifting of Restrictions
Across Canada and in your neighbourhood, many Canadians are looking forward to the lifting of restrictions. While so much is beyond our control during this difficult period, if you’re like most Canadians, you’ve been spending more time at home. Many of us are pursuing hobbies, simply enjoying extra at-home time, or mastering the art of binge watching TV. Perhaps you’ve accomplished all your spring cleaning and have even tackled some outdoor projects.

So, what now?

As our “new normal” evolves daily, many of us still have extra time on our hands, and now is a good time for a personal review – an opportunity to take care of those little to-do’s that may not have the same level of satisfaction as a cleaned closet, but are extremely important as we prepare for the future.

Creating lasting healthy habits

It can be easy to let healthy habits fall to the wayside when our lives become busier. Make a plan of how you can continue with your physical and mental health regimes when your routine becomes more demanding. Spend a few moments each morning choosing the day’s healthy activities and reviewing your short and long-term goals.

Taking care of yourself—both physically and mentally—will not only help you stay healthy, it will also make it easier for you to maintain a positive attitude and commit to a regular routine.

Continue your learning

Many Canadians have taken advantage of this time to sharpen their professional skills. Take a few minutes to determine how you can incorporate continued learning when extra free time is limited.

Cultivate your professional profile

Even if you’re not in the market for a new career, set aside some time to update your resume, CV, cover letter or LinkedIn profile. Look to replace overused words and phrases, update your skills and experience for a fresh appearance.

Review your budget

Were you financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic? Many Canadians are surprised to discover that they are capable of living below their previous means. Are there still opportunities for you to streamline your family’s spending? Review: 

  • Auto insurance savings opportunities 
  • Reduced interest rates on credit cards 
  • Cell phone plans 
  • Cancel under-utilized streaming services and other subscriptions 
Organizing important documents

Now is the perfect time to review and organize your personal documents. Consider: 

  • Investments 
  • Health coverage 
  • Life insurance 
  • Banking, mortgage and loan information 
  • Home and auto insurance 
  • Will, end-of-life plans and other personal documents 
  • Online passwords, safe deposit box information or home safe access
And notable: If something happens to you, does a trusted person have access to these files?

Would you benefit from a worry-free lifestyle?

Moving forward, could you benefit from a little less stress in your life? If you’re looking to reduce the chance of costly and unexpected home systems and appliance repair or replacement, consider EasyInsure’s Easy HomeShield Interior Home Protection Breakdown Program. This customizable coverage starts as low as $150 a year!

What aren’t you doing?

Have you put off getting life insurance? Creating a will or making final arrangements? Obtaining extra health coverage? Make a list of things you’ve been putting off, and then an action plan to accomplish them!

Take the time to streamline your spending and organize your personal matters now. You’ll be better prepared to thrive in our post-COVID-19 world knowing that you're set for the future.

If we can help you with life insurance, learning about auto insurance savings, our Home Protection Breakdown Program, or if you need more health coverage, please reach out to us. We’d be happy to help you strike these items off your to-do list! 1-800-679-2640 or email: