Adjusting to the New Normal
January 01, 2022
The effects of the COVID-19 panic has caused a massive changes to our daily lives, changes that have often happened rapidly and abruptly. Life adjustments often come with a wide range of experiences and emotions. Sometimes that transition can feel smooth and other times that journey to the new normal is choppy or bumpy!
Some people may find themselves in survival mode, gathering information and resources necessary to function at school, work and socially as a person, and in our relationships with others. Others may be attempting to settle into their new routines. Many may be struggling with the fatigue, frustration, sadness, anger, grief, and anxiety (among other things) of adjusting.
In all of this, here are a few important things to remember.
- This situation is both uncertain and temporary! It’s okay not to feel okay. It’s also okay (and encouraged) to seek help and support!
- Adjustment is a process that looks differently for most people. This process is not liner or well-defined. Patience and flexibility are really important.
- Setting a routine can be really helpful! In addition to doing your work make sure to schedule time for your physical and emotional health, fun, creatively, social connection, and stress relief!
I hope that you are able to see that you aren’t alone in this developing process. My wish for you is that you have found some peace in the chaos, and we can move forward, utilising a sense of urgency and desire to do better.
Best wishes, David