10 Ways the “New Normal” Can Help You Manage Your Life
June 2, 2020

A few days ago, the government announced that we are now moving to the so-called new normal


But what is this new normal? Politicians often talk about this, but will we ever get back to pre-pandemic normal?


The term “new normal” has since been used in a variety of other contexts to imply that something which was previously abnormal has become commonplace.


Is the new normal the way of life now across the globe? Does it have an end date?


With this kind of change, the so-called “new normal,” how are you adapting so far? Despite the transition, “the entire nation is still under quarantine,” and some curbs would remain to prevent a second wave of infections. So to say, life will not be back to normal until the COVID-19 cases don’t decrease or as long as there is still no vaccine.  


Work, home, social life, economy, how we do business, and even how we communicate has caused a drastic change to us both physically and mentally—shifting from a corporate office to work at home setup. From wanderlust to a home buddy. From sociable nightlife to Netflix binge-watching. For some, it is much harder as they have lost their means of living.


Now how is change suitable for this kind of situation? Though all of us can resist the change and potentially be swept away by it, how far can we take the risk? Or we can do the other way around. Choose to accept and cooperate with it, adapt to it, and benefit from it.




We are all in this together now. We can no longer change what is already here. And the best way to deal with it is to embrace the change wholeheartedly as an inevitable part of life. Look for ways to use this ‘new normal’ to make your life more productive, easier, fulfilling, and even use it to help other people who are in need. It may not be in the means of money, but you can extend help in countless ways.


While this new normal has been a bit of a shock to the system, I’m always trying to look for the positives, slowing down and being present at the moment. Though all of us are in a different facet of life, I hope that you are finding ways to cope and do the same.


Sharing with you the insights on how to help you manage your life through these troubling times.


10 Ways to Help You Manage Your Life with this So-Called New Normal


  • Acknowledge your emotions

The first step to having a handle on our emotions is to acknowledge them. Learning to recognize, name, and express your emotions will set you free from them.


  • Avoid comparing yourself to others

We are all walking our own unique path. Don’t be pressured what everyone else is doing and achieving. You are not in competition with anyone else. 


  • Take 100% responsibility for your life

Don’t blame your behavior to someone else or to the situation. You are 100% responsible no matter how bad you are feeling or what’s happening in your life.


  • Reflect

Become more aware of what’s really worth your energy.


  • Meditate

Be still. Breathe in and out. There might be many things going through your mind, and that is okay. Acknowledge the thoughts.


  • Do something good for your body, mind, soul, and spirit

Do something today that your future self will thank you for. Set aside time to do something good for yourself. Make the most of this time in your life.


  • Be present

Be here now. Make a choice to be here now with all of life raging around. Don’t fear what will happen in the future, it will only rob you of your enjoyment of the present. Now is the only moment that needs you. 


  • Help others

There are countless ways to help others and it doesn’t have to be monetary all the time. By simply lifting each other up and cheering each other on lightens the burdens of another.


  • Pray

Pray, it’s powerful. He hears you, He sees you, and He knows what is best for you.


  • Connect with others

During this time of quarantine and physical separation, it is important to keep social connections. Let us strengthen our relationships and build new and meaningful ones.




With all the changes going on, I wanted to share more with you how I am coping with my life at this time of the pandemic. I recently wrote the FORWARD SHIFT to share more how we can move forward, grow, evolve, and progress in the midst of this pandemic, and I want you to have a copy of it.


Through this eBook, I am sharing with you how to get through these troubling times with the guidance of mentors and coaches from all over the world.


Click here to get it today here >>  https://bit.ly/forwardshift


Stay safe and stay at home.


God bless!


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Written by Penny Bongato
Penny Bongato is the author of the book Ask for a Bigger Blanket and Career Shift, Follow Your Passion. She is also the first Filipino Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer and a Certified Canfield Methodology Trainer. She has trained more than 50,000 Filipinos on the success principles. She has also moderated several workshops and panel discussions.

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