Why the New Normal Isn’t so New for Us

Why the New Normal Isn't so New for Us

As fans of nootropics and innovating ways to make the most out of our lives, we are accustomed to breaking through glass ceilings and pushing past our limits.  After landing in new territory, we must regain our footing. Acclimating to novel surroundings follows reaching new levels. Facing new horizons is common in growth. So why discomfort with a global “new normal”?

We’re pushing closer to rounding the true corner of the pandemic.  2020 events upended many lives; the finish line is nearly visible. We fear the finish line as a mirage. Uncertain realities make us doubt its trustworthiness. A sense of impending change haunts us. Do we even desire what awaits beyond the finish line?

Personal New Normal and Global New Normal

Comfort with a personal “new normal” differs from a global one due to lack of benchmarks for global progress. If you’re working on getting better gains at the gym, you can measure it.  Increasing productivity by completing more work in less time allows for measurable progress. If you’re working on reducing blood pressure or weaning yourself off prescription meds, you can measure it.

With so many people out there also adjusting to a new normal, the old saying that you can only be responsible for your actions has never rung more true!  How do we possibly measure when we’ve reached a new normal together if we can’t all agree on one way of measuring what benchmark we’re looking for?

That’s where the discomfort comes in.  It’s easier for us to work with a personal new normal because it feels like we are more in control of deciding when we’ve reached that new milestone.  However, sometimes even we don’t know we’re in a new normal because the success happens so gradually!

Daily Strides Toward Wellness

Take weight loss for instance.  Or the daily practice of taking an herbal adaptogen.  Or increasing neurotransmitter levels through daily supplements.  All of these take time to start showing results and are representative of small, daily strides.  One day, we turn around and the scale’s moved, or we start feeling happier, have a better memory, or reach those productivity levels.  We realize we’ve already moved into that new normal:  the space between now and not yet.

So, too, is this process of integrating ourselves into a new normal on a global scale.  It’s going to be a gradual progression; but unlike hitting a targeted goal, we might not know it’s even arrived yet, because it’s incorporating everyone else on the planet.

As people already dedicated to brain health, physical health, and well-being, take heart that we’re going to adjust better than most because we are used to this process! To you, I say, keep going:  we’ve got this.

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