Unprecedented. Historic. The “new normal”.
Most overused terms in the past year? Yes. Accurate description of our lives? Also, yes! COVID-19, our political landscape, economic uncertainty, and racial reckoning . . . it’s pretty heavy stuff.
I’ve never been one to say, “I feel so #blessed to have lived through [insert life event here] because it taught me [insert virtuous lesson here]”, but I have to admit that there are some positive things I’ve learned and new habits I’ve adopted.
While we are certainly not back to “normal” yet, breakthroughs like the vaccine and remaining steadfast with masking and socially distant behavior gives me hope. Now is a great time to reflect on those lessons, habits, discoveries, and revelations we’ve had while living through a global pandemic.
- How has it changed the way you parent?
- Support your partner?
- Shop and consume?
- Your friendships?
- Your professional identity?
Here’s my list of things I’m taking to the “new normal.”
How about you? Download and Make Your Own list.
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