I'm not ready to go back to normal
The pressure to return to ‘normal’ after a collective trauma, like a ...
Our brains find change and the unknown stressful. Routines, and everything that’s familiar is something our brain sees as being ‘safe’ - so it’s normal if you find yourself wishing or fantasising you can go back there. And dealing with stress gets supertiring after a while, making us hope for some normalcy again to cope.
In some cases, it’s not always possible to go back to ‘normal’ - at least, the ‘old normal’. But with time, it is possible to get used to a ‘new normal’.
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