The challenge we are faced with is not slipping back into how things were before. In the middle of the crises, it’s easy to say, I won’t ever take this for granted or we will have family time each week or whatever it may be. However, when we find our NEW NORMAL, it will be easy to get back into “what was comfortable before.” So, how will we keep from NOT FORGETTING, what we learn and make the necessary changes so they will stick.
There are a few things I would like to suggest.
- Journal the lessons that you have learned, write an article or share it in a blog. Write it down to help you remember.
- Find a photo that reminds you of the change. For example, you may want to re-introduce family time. Just take a photo of the family around the dinner table or playing a game together.
- Take a photo, enlarge it and put it in a frame to hang on the wall as a reminder of the family togetherness, or something indicating the change into the New Normal.
My friend shared with me a big lesson that she learned through all of this. Because she had been isolated through some horrible circumstances several years ago in much worse conditions, she had no fear when the Coronavirus started spreading. She knew if she could make it through what she had experienced before, she would certainly make it through this. She was stronger than she realized and had learned some lessons she will never forget. It is her story.