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Jez's Notebook | April, 2021 Archive

Moving into a new normal

“Normal” doesn’t exist, let alone a “new normal”. Normal is different for each of us

As excitement and anticipation builds in equal measure for what the Covid-19 vaccine means for us all, discussion has returned to how we might all continue in the “new normal”.

What do we need to consider for returning to a “new normal” at work? What will the “new normal” mean for our social lives; for a revised work/life balance; for our confidence, self-esteem and futures?

 The problem is that the term “new normal” is destructive and restrictive. it’s a toxic way of thinking about our lives, at home or at work. 

Firstly, there is no “normal”. We do have