When the pandemic last year started, I told myself that what we are experiencing is just a “transitory/temporary” normal. I had this kind of mindset from March to June, but after that I have come to realize that it is not the case. I had to reframe my mind to the concept of the “New Normal”. It is time for me to accept this present reality and start living my life according to the new norm.
As we transition to this New Normal, we must let go of the past and accept the present because it is a “present” ...a “gift” that we must cherish in order to shape a new future.
As you participate in our very first Virtual PAP Junior Affiliates’ Convention, bear in mind that you are not alone in your journey and transition to the New Normal. The Psychological Association of the Philippines together with its partner and affiliate organizations are here to assist and support you as you heal and recover from the challenges of this pandemic.
Together we can cope better, together we can heal quickly, and together we would be able to recover fully.
Welcome to Virtual PAPJA 2021!