As I do each weekend I was spending some time reviewing last week and looking forward and planning for the week ahead.
As a part of the process, I was digging deeper into the frustration and anger I have been feeling about the restrictions we have all been living under for the past 14+ months.
When I asked myself what I wanted, the answer was clear. I wanted to go back to NORMAL.
As I looked closer at what I wanted and my story surrounding the circumstance, I came to an embarrassing yet extremely valuable revelation.
I AM NOT READY FOR NORMAL…..
I realized that if we went back to NORMAL (whatever that means) tomorrow, I would be in big trouble.
I have an entire years worth of patients at Nexus who only know how our office runs with Covid restrictions. If we went back to NORMAL tomorrow it would be pure confusion and chaos.
When it comes to my family’s weekly schedule, I have admittedly become kind of soft. If we suddenly had all of our athletic and social activities restored we would definitely go through a period of massive overwhelm.
Just like during NORMAL times, we have all fallen into new patterns that are sometimes hard to break out of.
So, what CAN we do?
The fact is that we don’t really know exactly what NORMAL is going to look like or when it is going to arrive.
Some people are going to come out of this mess better than they ever were. Some people are going to be absolutely buried (mental health experts are predicting the worst of the mental health crisis will come WHEN we go back to normal – not before).
How can you make sure you are on the right side of this equation?
You must start preparing for NORMAL.
If you can hit the ground running you will provide yourself with the best chance to create results that will be better than anything before Covid.
In addition – and probably more importantly – you can act as a leader that pulls your family and community up with you towards a better future. We need as many of these people as we can get.
A crisis provides a bifurcation point – we can rise or we can fall. Both as and as a INDIVIDUALS and as a SOCIETY.
What must you start doing NOW to be prepared for normal?
What discipline must you build? What skills must you learn and enhance? What actions must you take NOW? What conditions must you create in your home, relationships, business, job?
If you wait until NORMAL comes to you, it may be too late
.If you create the conditions for NORMAL before it arrives, perhaps that NORMAL will be vastly improved over the OLD normal.
Consider this a wake up call.
For those of you connected to NEXUS CHIROPRACTIC, be on the lookout for articles and resources that will be preparing us all for the return to NORMAL.
Some of it will be reintroducing you to the OLD normal and some of it will enhancements that will help us all create better lives, a better community and a better world moving forward.
We are grateful to be on this journey with you.