The ‘Next Normal’
Posted by: Sue Atkins
How many times a day do you come across references to finding the ‘New Normal? ‘
Whether it’s kids going back to school, your work environment, going out to restaurants or going back to the gym.
The phrase is still being tossed around because none of us are really certain about what our ‘New Normal’ will look like, sound like or feel like.
But there’s one thing we all do recognise is that our ‘Next Normal’ will involve us in handling change and being flexible about handling uncertainty.
The secret to change will be about bending, not breaking and will be about the importance of letting go of the things we can’t control and focusing on the things we can control.
Here’s one very simple tip for shifting your outlook right now to help you feel more grounded, centred and more positive.
Work on controlling what’s happening around you at this moment.
If you try to view today’s circumstances as your ‘New Normal’, this time tomorrow, next week or next month you’ll be stressed out when things have changed yet again.
This time next month, or even next year, things will have changed so many times, we won’t be able to keep track of it all.
So, work on controlling what is happening in your home, in your job, in your mind, in your relationship and in your life TODAY.
You’ve already adapted and adjusted despite the pandemic to all sorts of change and uncertainty.
All you have to do now is to learn to embrace your ever-changing life, including its inevitable ebbs and flows.
Life is all about handling change but in these challenging and different times it’s about looking at simple ways to handle the uncertainty that each day or week brings.
If you can be willing to relax and adjust as the ‘Next Normal’ continuously shifts, you will be happier and healthier and will be in a better place emotionally to look after your family.