Into the New Normal

Last week was the week of adjusting to the new normal.

This week is the beginning of the new normal as normal — not forever, but for the time being.

Last week was marked by an extremely generous outpouring of connections, virtual gatherings, and other efforts to ease the transition.

This week is a good time to take stock: how much gathering (initiating or joining) is energizing vs. draining? How much work is realistic to do in a day, and what schedules and systems will enable any of us to do what must (and can) be done?

Exuberance is natural at the beginning, but this is looking like a stamina game.

If you want to be around for — and a part of — what’s next, how will you manage your attention and energy and care and initiative through this time?