Here’s to arming yourselves with the right tools to face the new normal Transitions, transitions: if there is a term carrying us through this massive adjustment, it’s “the new normal.” A beacon for new ways of living and working, everyone from brand owners and company executives to regular individuals are trying to gain a sense of adjusted normalcy (plugging, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic into the equation). Is there any way we can go back to the way things were? Unfortunately, signs point to no. And now we are left to contemplate what the new day-to-day could look like. How do we move forward? How do we begin to take action when we are uncertain about the direction we’re moving forward to? Constantly shifting current events tell us that nothing is set in stone. But the silver lining is, using what we know so far, there can be a ton of power in preparation. Think of the remainder of the lockdown as an opportunity to reassess your needs and wants, and think up a rehashed game plan for tackling 2020. Now that we’re fully accepting that nothing will ever be the same, where do we begin? Well, the new normal essentials in this list are just some of the sure-fire tools to help you get through this transition. A List of Local and Independent Businesses to Support Part of adapting to the new “business as usual,” is thinking twice about our habits as consumers. Once businesses open up again, where will you choose to spend your hard-earned money? RELATED: From Produce, Frozen Meals to Medication: Delivery Services Available During Community Quarantine If the last three months have taught us anything, it’s that there is merit to lending support to local and independent businesses. It’s a way to ensure that communities right here thrive during these trying times, where staying afloat alone is a feat for non-essential businesses. Think: “instead of this, why not that?” Revisit your regular grocery list, online shopping carts for products you have on hold or your frequently shopped stores list and see if you can swap some items out for alternatives by local brands.
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