The New Normal. The phrase we keep hearing recently has become a core part of our lives and has eventually become our lives. While some of us went back to our places of work, the New Normal caused some others to stay put and work from home. I’m part of the latter group, and I’m doing my best to get used to it just like you. When I’m done with work and housekeeping, I find myself asking “What is next? Now what?”. I’m fortunate to find that the answer has been related to discovering myself and invest in myself. This may be a perfect time to do something I’ve been dreaming of doing, attend an online course to learn a new skill, download and play around with a fun and useful app, create a workout schedule, find new ways to improve my health. In short, my life during the New Normal turned out to be a more effective and efficient one, and I feel lucky that now, I can do more in 24 hours.
From design to self-care at home, we covered very useful topics in this August issue for our readers going through these challenging times. To celebrate the contributions of our authors, I’d love for you to join me as I refer to them as “Evolvers” going forward, for sharing their wisdom, insights, and resources to help us all evolve. Based on the feedback we have been receiving from you, we are blissful to know that their content has helped many people evolve into the future, the New Normal, into new versions of themselves as they elevate their lifestyles.
You will find many useful hints in the Well-Being section for self-discovery and development. As part of her “7 Ways to Set Yourself Up for Success” series, Gokce Gizer offers an exercise to help you discover your values and priorities that you may not be clear, explicit, and intentional about.
We covered the glasses of Blenders Eyewear in the Design section and I have personally tried these glasses in the last 3 weeks, and I have to admit that they have just become the perfect remedy for my eyes which are exposed to blue light all the time.
Last but not least, we were excited to find out about Pandora’s new co-designer, Millie Bobby Brown, and feature the story with her as our cover guest. Selecting the pieces that remind her of memories, she had us think about how valuable to carry our memories and goals together.
Hope you’ll enjoy reading the August issue!