Everybody Talks About ‘Our New Normal’
Covid19 has not only limited our abilities to operate but given us a new set of operating parameters, which at the moment seem to be changing every day. From total lockdown where our favorite pastimes of dining out or meeting friends for a drink have been put on hold. Where we have been told to stay at home, work from home, be schooled at home and only venture out for essential errands or limited exercising, to now, slowly but surely finding our way back into a new normal, a different kind of functioning and managing our life.
How to find ‘Our New Normal’
If we were told this was to be the case last December, there would have been uproar, resistance and condemnation for such a draconian measure with no reason. Because it was ‘not normal’. However, since then, since Covid19, things have changed.
We now have to find our way into a new normal, whether we want to or not. For the most part we accept this new normal with a minimum of fuss and with very little resistance or furor. Because with all the information we have been given during the last twelve weeks, this new normal seems to be acceptable and somewhat understandably so.
Being an expert in shaping ‘Our New Normal’
But this is not the first time that any of us have had to accept a new normal. In the past we have all, more than likely, experienced many changes. Changing schools, moving house, a job redundancy, not getting the promotion at work or into the university we wanted. Getting a diagnosis we really didn’t expect or sadly, even losing a loved one. At that time it had a massive impact and may have felt devastating. Yet we somehow managed to pick ourselves up, moved past it and found ‘Our New Normal’.
Where to begin with ‘Our New Normal’
So now that the end of the lockdown is in sight we might want to begin to think about how we want to shape, manage and master ‘Our New Normal’. What changes do we want to make? Perhaps we will look at changes that were long overdue? Possibly some of the imposed changes hold hidden opportunities. Certainly, this time offers us space to reflect and consider what individual changes might be right for us at this time of global change. What is important to us now.
The hidden opportunities of ‘Our New Normal’
Perhaps if we can look at every obstacle as an opportunity, then this could be a time for us to change some of our old ways of thinking? To make new ones, better ones for ourselves and all those around us.
Under our own ardor, to redefine ‘Our New Normal’.